A five-year ordeal, Wesley Warren Jr., the gradual swelling of his scrotum was hanging mass 134 pounds at his ankle. It all started with a bad dream.
"I quickly sat up on the side of the bed after a burst of incredible nightmare," Warren, 48, said the thought of sleeping maneuver that "bumps" in his right testicle. "I felt the most enormous amount of pain that one can possible imagine."
down quickly, though, as if. "Big rigs were rolling spin off" of his scrotum, Warren said. "I feel like I'm going to dodge between Sundiata.".
But the nightmare had just begun. The next day the sack was stretched to the size of a soccer ball.
"I went to the ER and they treated it as if I had some kind of infection," Warren said, recalling the course of antibiotics have no effect on the mass bulging. "I went to other doctors and no one was able to figure out what to give me. They want me to see another doctor or surgeon. But because I do not have insurance or the financial means to pay for these needs. Appointed to a three-month or six weeks away. ".
Without discrimination or hope of any treatment at Warren who lives off benefits, disability in Las Vegas turned to radio hostfor help to raise money. donation email address. firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It may not sound like the classiest email address, but it was one of the people remember," he said, noting that "Howard Stern Show" as the platform of choice for the majority of the audience was male his. "I have a disability that is the only one to receive, worse, not better.".
Warren was later photographed wearing a Hoodie and Pants to accommodate growth and mass. "Every few steps," the rest of his scrotum on the milk crate, it caught the attention of a surgeon who specializes in California scrotal lymphedema, the accumulation of lymph fluid. Within the scrotum.
"It is a very disabling condition because the patient can not work and if they can not work, they often do not have insurance or money to pay for care," said Dr. Joel Gelman, Director. University of California, Irvine said. Urology Surgery Center has been diagnosed and treated for the condition in the Warren. "He said he did not have the money to pay for anything, so we do it free."
Warren used the money from "Howard Stern Show" audience on a journey from Las Vegas to Irvine, Calif., April 8, Gelman remove the mass 134 pounds in 13 hours of surgery.
"Some of the blood vessels in the mass is one quarter of an inch in diameter," Gelman said, recalling the long and risky to remove the mass in one giant piece. "With fluid and other tissues, I would say he was carrying around excess weight could be £ 160.".
Warren, who is still recovering at a nursing home in Orange, Calif., said he was finally able to wear a normal bra and panties. But he was not used to change dramatically.
"My body is acclimating" he said, recalling the extraordinary effort it once took to keep his large scrotum of the painfully swinging between his legs. "I'm still not able to get around and fun to drive or to go to dinner .... but I intend to make up for it, and treat yourself to a wonderful meal and truly enjoy. to relax for at least a few days. ".
Warren said it did not feel like he noticed that he weighed around 160 £ 500 £ lightly before surgery.
"I can not put my legs together to get a normal so I went to the newspaper and scrap yard, metal recycling to their size," he said, "I never felt truly at issue. of weight. I feel like I'm walking to support the awkwardness of it. "