Tuesday, April 15, 2008

now I have seen it all

Oh my Dear Lord
this man has roots growing from his body!

warning: not for those who easily faint or throw up


update: its not roots, but looks like wood, or shrubbery, from his hands and feet.
so sad

9 comments:

michelle said...

that was gross.. what is that?

Jennifer said...

I have seen some things in my time, but never anything like that. That poor man!

Russ said...

Dude...
What the??? Looks like he needs a pedicure and a manicure.

flleenie said...

totally weird.

craziequeen said...

Ah, the half-man, half-tree. A documentary on him has been on the TV a lot in Britain lately.

Apparently Dr Gaspari is positive about treating the condition:

"An Indonesian man suffering from a rare skin condition that causes his body to be covered with tree-like growths may soon get help from an American doctor, according to a report in the British newspaper the Telegraph.
Dede, 35, who has gnarled growths sprouting from his hands and feet, has baffled medical experts since the warty "roots" began appearing after he injured himself as a teenager.
But dermatology expert Dr. Anthony Gaspari, a specialist in immunology and skin allergies at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, told the newspaper that he can treat the condition."

Best of luck to Dede :-)

About your request for advice on my blog - I don't advise people how to give up smoking.
I am a point of contact at work for stopping smoking, and I recommend people go to their GPs. No one can give up unless they really want to....

cq

Suzanne said...

I'm a little sick to my stomach now. That's very bizaar. Poor man.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How did you ever find this??? Lordy...! I really had to stop watching it...it was kind of sickening. Poor man, indeed!
Here from Mixhele tonight, David.....
This is really a shocking thing to see.

rashbre said...

Whoa - that is one of those truth stranger than fiction type of things. I've never seen anything like it outside of science fiction. Apparently an immunosystem weakness allows a fungus to adapt the human body.

Carmi said...

Ew! I think I need to get myself a stronger stomach. Michele sent me by on this lovely Sunday to wish you a peaceful day of rest