Aug 21, 2013

Man who had 132lbs scrotum removed



Talk about having 'a lot of balls'... Man who had 132lbs scrotum removed is finally optimistic about the future as he prepares to have more surgery

 

Man who had 132lbs scrotum removed is finally optimistic about the future as he prepares to have more surgery

  • Wesley Warren Jr. Had 132 lbs scrotum removed for free but was still not happy
  • Said his one-inch penis left him with no chance of finding love
  • Is having more surgery later this month
PUBLISHED: 11:10 EST, 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:10 EST, 15 August 2013
Wesley Warren Jr finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel.
Formerly known as 'the man with the 132lb scrotum', Warren, from Las Vegas, made headlines around the world last year when the rare medical condition - known as scrotal lymphedema - was featured on a TV special.
Fortunately, a California doctor took pity on the 49-year-old and agreed to carry out the 13-hour operation to remove it for free. But Warren was still not happy.
He complained the surgery made his life a misery because it left him with a one-inch penis. He said he would never be able to have a relationship with a woman.
But finally, Warren is feeling optimistic about the future ahead of more surgery later this month.
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After: Wesley Warren Jr, left, is                                                      shown with Dr Joel                                                      Gelman, who led a                                                      team of surgeons and                                                      nurses in correcting                                                      the abnormality that                                                      Warren endured for                                                      five years
After: Wesley Warren Jr, left, is shown with Dr Joel Gelman, who led a team of surgeons and nurses in correcting the abnormality that Warren endured for five years
Miserable: Warren's story will be                                                      told in Monday                                                      night's one-hour TLC                                                      special, The Man                                                      With The 132lb                                                      Scrotum which                                                      recounts his                                                      journey, from                                                      discovering his                                                      condition to where                                                      he is today
Miserable: Warren's story will be told in Monday night's one-hour TLC special, The Man With The 132lb Scrotum which recounts his journey, from discovering his condition to where he is today
Before: Wesley Warren spent the past                                                      five years of his                                                      life with a                                                      freakishly huge                                                      scrotum - the result                                                      of a rare medical                                                      condition called                                                      scrotal lymphedema
Before: Wesley Warren spent the past five years of his life with a freakishly huge scrotum - the result of a rare medical condition called scrotal lymphedema
Home help: His ordeal began when he                                                      woke up one morning                                                      five years ago with                                                      a shooting pain in                                                      his groin, which                                                      grew steadily worse                                                      and his scrotum                                                      steadily bigger over                                                      the next nine                                                      months
Home help: His ordeal began when he woke up one morning five years ago with a shooting pain in his groin, which grew steadily worse and his scrotum steadily bigger over the next nine months
His story will be told on Monday night's TLC special, The Man With The 132lb Scrotum, which documents his journey from when he first realized he had the condition to where he is today - 200lbs lighter and no longer a 'freak'. (Warren weighed himself after the surgery and this was what he had dropped)
His ordeal began when he woke up one morning five years ago with a shooting pain in his groin, which grew steadily worse and his scrotum steadily bigger over the next nine months.
 
'It was the worst pain I ever felt in my life,' he told the New York Post. 'It got so bad one day that I stood in my living room and cried. There was a fresh breakage of skin...and it stung to no end.
Warren adapted by turning hooded sweatshirts upside down and using them as pants.
His penis was buried so deeply in the abnormal growth that he was forced to urinate on himself and said only wanted to urinate like a normal man and have a romantic relationship with a woman.
Unhappy: Wesley Warren expected his                                                      life to be                                                      transformed after he                                                      had his 132 lbs                                                      scrutom removed, but                                                      the surgery has left                                                      him 'disfigured'
Unhappy: Wesley Warren expected his life to be transformed after he had his 132 lbs scrotum removed, but the surgery has left him 'disfigured'
Wesley Warren Jr
Surgery: Wesley Warren Jr., pictured before surgery, is recovering after his giant scrotum was removed
I was expecting to be stared at — if you look like a freak you expect people to look at you like you're a freak,' he said. 
'I would only get upset when, every once-in-a-while, some person with no manners would stare at me and start laughing and give me that "freak passing by" look.
'That caused me in the past to say a "word" or two with regards to rudeness. 'Besides, I was OK with the stares. That's what I was expecting.'
At one stage Warren was so desperate he considered selling his testicles on eBay to pay for an operation to remove them before Dr Joel Gelman offered his services.
Though he initially complained that he was 'still disfigured', he has since become more optimistic about his future.
'I can see a light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm still in the tunnel.'
He will return to Howard Stern's Sirius/XM radio show on Monday. After he previously called in, he received an outpouring of affection from listeners in the form of donations and supportive e-mails, which he says he'll never forget.
'If not for the generosity of those people who have helped me, I'd be out on the street and disabled.
'I want to give the biggest thank you in the world to these people — as big as the Big Apple.'
Wesley Warren Jr
Discomfort: Warren could not urinate like a normal man and wore a hoodie for pants to conceal his enormous genitals
Video courtesy of Las Vegas Review Journal
Talking about his life before the operation he describes himself as a prisoner to his testicles and that the growth ruled his life.
'I could only walk in baby steps – I had to stop every 30 seconds,' he said.
'It was just horrible. I couldn't get in and out of a vehicle and even then I fell down on to the pavement and it took four grown men to try and lift me up.
On April 8, Dr Gelman and three other physicians cut away simultaneously on the grossly enlarged protective sac of skin and muscles that contained Warren's testicles and penis, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The mass caused by the condition, known as scrotal lymphedema, had grown to 132 pounds in less than two years.
The massive swelling was caused by fluid building up in his scrotum. Doctors had to remove the excess tissue and then completely rebuild his scrotum.
The extremely rare condition is much more common in Africa and Southeast Asia, where it is caused by parasites, than it is in the western world.
For sale: Mr Warren initially                                                      considered selling                                                      his scrotum on eBay                                                      in order to pay for                                                      surgery
For sale: Mr Warren initially considered selling his scrotum on eBay in order to pay for surgery
Wesley Warren Jr
Fear: Warren was also afraid of dying on the operating table or losing his penis and his testicles if the complex procedure went wrong

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