A 40-year-old American woman died while trying to separate her from the sofa, from which she had not got up for six years. And this case is by no means unique.
For six hours, doctors tried to separate the upholstery of the sofa from the skin of Gail Grinds, weighing 217 kilograms. The woman was so immense that she could not get up, much less wash. Her house was in a monstrously neglected state, and the smell was appropriate.
Everyone who dared to enter Gale’s home had to wear a protective suit and mask. But still, because of the stench, I often had to run out into the street to get some air.
In conclusion about death, it is written that Gale died of "morbid obesity." However, the authorities initiated an investigation to better understand the circumstances of her “six-year-old seat”.
They found out that Hale lived with a man named Herman Thomas. This man, as he himself says, tried to take care of his girlfriend as best he could and even occasionally tried to lift her off the couch, but he could not.
For six years, the skin of a woman literally fused with the upholstery of the sofa and could only be separated by surgery.
The ambulance staff had to remove the doors and carry Gale along with the sofa.After that, she was immersed in a trailer and taken to the hospital.
Gail died in a hospital sitting on the same couch.
One of the ambulance staff, commenting on this tragic incident, admitted that he often had to deal with such patients - people with such a degree of obesity that they are not able to wash themselves, eat and even move. All these patients, as a rule, also suffer from severe depression.
Usually the following happens: at first they are just very obese people who, nevertheless, do quite well with their daily activities. Everything changes when they fall, break, for example, a leg, or fall ill with something, in general find themselves in a hospital. The more time they spend in a hospital bed, the more muscle mass they lose, the less likely they are to retain the ability to move independently.
Unfortunately, in most cases the final of these stories is very sad.