450-pound man turns down free surgery for 100-pound scrotum
Wesley Warren Jr., has a condition that resulted in his testicles developing a 100-pound growth due to a build-up of fluid. He has refused an offer to perform surgery for free. Critics say Warren is enjoying his celebrity status of “a man with the big balls.”
According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Warren, from Las Vegas, said he turned down an offer by the “Dr. Oz Show” to pay for all costs of surgery and related care partly because they wanted exclusive interview rights. Yet, he vehemently denies that he rejected the offer becasue he is enjoying the media attention that the condition has brought him.
medical experts say the surgery comes with serious risks of complications, including death. Surgeons say there is significant risk that if they can’t bring bleeding under control during surgery they may have to remove his testicles and penis completely.
Warren’s condition is called scrotal elephantiasis or lymphedema. NY Daily News reports that Warren recalls that his condition began in 2008 when he was turning on his bed and accidentally squashed his testicles. He told The Review Journal, “It was like a shooting pain through my entire body. When it stopped, it was like a huge tractor trailer went off the top of me.”
Warren says things have not been easy since he developed the condition. He tried unsuccessfully to raise money for the surgical expenses in 2011 by creating a Facebook page. But responses to his appeal were mostly jeering and mocking.
I find it hard to believe anyone of Facebook, or the internet for that matter, would jeer and mock a man with 100-pound testicles, but stranger things have happened.