I'm not particularly comfortable with these styles of shows as they seem very exploitative (at least, to me). But I thought this might be of interest, given the discussions we had in class about anatomy and how it can influence our thoughts and feelings about ourselves, and our behaviour. I can't imagine what this experience must have been like for Mr. Warren.
This is the extraordinary story of Wesley Warren Jr, a 49-year-old Las Vegas resident who is living with a rare medical condition called scrotal lymphedema. His scrotum has grown so large that he is unable to walk normally, go to work, drive a car, or even wear pants.
While the cause of Wes’ scrotal lymphedema remains a mystery to doctors, he has been living with this painful condition since 2008. According to Wes, it all began one night with sharp shooting pain. Afterward, the tissue around his testicles began to swell and has been growing bigger ever since.
With his scrotum now so large that it’s making everyday tasks a challenge, he’s on a desperate mission to find a doctor who can perform the life-saving surgery he needs in order to get his life back.
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