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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by obeygiant, Aug 28, 2007.
.. is in Shanghai for surgery.
High Five, Dog.
Wow....as soon as I saw the picture, I wanted to make a pimp hand joke.
Glad they can help him with it.
Amazing, the size of the forefinger and thumb boggles the mind. I wonder if they were actually movable...obviously the middle finger was useless.
Damn, and I thought I had big hands.
urm which way to surgery???
(someone had to....)
When I saw this at first it looked like a baby was growing out of his wrist (think South Park and Congenital Twin Syndrome). That is so strange....
I wonder if he's ever slapped... err, kill somebody.
Liu has localised gigantism --specifically macrodactyly -- the most famous case of which was the "Elephant Man" Joseph Merrick, who had proteus syndrome*. Gigantism is often confused with elephantitis, which has similar effects but is caused by lymphatic vessel obstruction, most commonly caused by a parasitic disease. Elephantitis has several effective treatments, whereas the type of gigantism Merrick and Liu have (had) can only be treated by directly removing tumors and growths.
Andre the Giant also had (pituitary, I believe) gigantism, which eventually resulted in his untimely death.
*He was called "Elephant Man" as it was believed at the time that he had severe elephentitis, if I recall correctly.
why is it that people with massive tumors and things like that always live in china
Massive population pool from which to draw anomalies?
Indeed. I also imagine it's a bigger ordeal to get sorted out when there's likely less access to the kinds of surgeons who can (or will) handle this sort of thing. no pun intended.
This pretty much sums up what I was thinking.
I hope the surgery was all done in the best possible taste
my thoughts exactly. can't have been easy living like that.
thank you for that. i was going to ask just what caused the growth.
Must be awesome at sporting events - no need to spend cash on a big foam hand!
thank you sir for making my day.
now back on topic, i hope everything works out for him.
"high five..." - borat
I'm sure he's also quite handy with the ladies.
Yeah, big hands mean big feet!
Get your mind outta the gutter!
Wow, I honestly laughed when I saw that, although I feel bad for him.
It looks like the roots to something.
I'm trying not to laugh while imagining being flipped off by that middle finger. He would cause a wreck.
Those purple marks on his hand may be where they're going to cut him.
Do you think if he did kill somebody and left a finger print, would the police have to run it through a computer to verify it was him, or could they eyeball it? I am justing thinking about equality here.
The sad thing is that he can't hide that thing whenever he goes out. With certain abnormalities, I'm sure you can hide them under clothes and such. In his situation, this isn't the case. Everywhere he goes, people will stare at him. At least in my situation, I can just hide my gigantic features in my pants. What's he supposed to do?
Wow, that is disgusting looking.
I am glad that the surgeon(s) are going to help him out.