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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:24 PM
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16. I have it as well. And it has little to do with weight
Being overweight doesn't help, but it didn't cause my apnea. Even if I lose weight, I'll still have it.

I also have an aunt in her 70's who has it. She weighs something like 120 lbs.
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  -Judge told a 500 pound man that he is too fat to adopt his nephew Truth Hurts A Lot  Jul-30-07 07:35 PM   #0 
  - And a skinny person could die from an aneurysm, car accident or other misfortune  Horse with no Name   Jul-30-07 07:36 PM   #1 
  - Or from bulimia or smoking cigarettes.  pnwmom   Jul-30-07 08:18 PM   #12 
  - I could get hit by a car tomorrow...  cynatnite   Jul-30-07 07:37 PM   #2 
  - completely wrong.  ulysses   Jul-30-07 07:38 PM   #3 
  - The Judge is too stupid to live  melody   Jul-30-07 07:39 PM   #4 
  - okay that's just whacky  pitohui   Jul-30-07 07:39 PM   #5 
  - Not enough info for me to vote. Something is missing  electron_blue   Jul-30-07 07:41 PM   #6 
  - I think something is missing, too.... nt  MADem   Jul-30-07 07:45 PM   #8 
  - Watch The Accompanying Video  Crisco   Jul-30-07 08:23 PM   #15 
  - It's not Kansas  proud2Blib   Jul-31-07 11:07 AM   #67 
     - Close Enough  Crisco   Jul-31-07 12:46 PM   #72 
  - I thought the same thing, looks like there is a lot of info missing. n/t  LeviathanCrumbling   Jul-31-07 07:42 PM   #87 
  - I have sleep apnea  JulieRB   Jul-30-07 07:41 PM   #7 
  - I have it as well. And it has little to do with weight  Canuckistanian   Jul-30-07 08:24 PM   #16 
     - Sleep apnea  silverlib   Jul-30-07 10:33 PM   #37 
        - Really? I'd never heard that before  Canuckistanian   Jul-30-07 10:50 PM   #45 
           - Sleep apnea can disturb sleep hundreds of times a night,  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 12:23 AM   #47 
              - I have my CPAP machine  Canuckistanian   Jul-31-07 01:07 AM   #49 
                 - My husband only got tested because of MY disturbed sleep.  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 02:32 AM   #54 
  - Let's face it, love just doesn't mean anything to these people. n/t  peace13   Jul-30-07 07:45 PM   #9 
  - So it's better for a child to be tossed from foster home to foster home,  fifthgendem   Jul-30-07 08:14 PM   #10 
  - No custody because he might develop apnea in the future?????  pnwmom   Jul-30-07 08:16 PM   #11 
  - And sleep apnea prevents one from being a father - how?  Canuckistanian   Jul-30-07 08:20 PM   #13 
  - Everybody with a kid has a sleep problem.  rucky   Jul-30-07 08:22 PM   #14 
     - Yup.  Canuckistanian   Jul-30-07 09:03 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-30-07 08:45 PM   #17 
  - Pssst. From the minute we are born, we are all terminal.  Cerridwen   Jul-30-07 08:54 PM   #18 
  - No. Flagrant discrimination against a person with a handicap, but a lot of love.  faygokid   Jul-30-07 08:56 PM   #19 
  - fucking word  WindRavenX   Jul-30-07 10:46 PM   #44 
  - So if a father lost an arm, should he give up his children?  Bluebear   Jul-30-07 09:10 PM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-30-07 09:35 PM   #25 
  - And you make my heart sing.  Bluebear   Jul-30-07 09:40 PM   #28 
  - And...just how many children have you adopted and bathed????  Beausoir   Jul-30-07 09:39 PM   #26 
  - I have to disagree with you young dem, but I commend you for having the guts to give your view  book_worm   Jul-30-07 09:40 PM   #27 
  - I agree! I wish the rest would speak up too! Or  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jul-30-07 10:09 PM   #33 
  - Hello? Bill Frist...Is that you? n/t  cynatnite   Jul-30-07 10:01 PM   #31 
  - I didn't see anything in the story about him being terminally ill.  rocknation   Jul-30-07 10:26 PM   #34 
  - Wrong  ismnotwasm   Jul-30-07 09:20 PM   #22 
  - All that matters is love.  bigwillq   Jul-30-07 09:24 PM   #23 
  - There are questions about gastric bypass surgery and stomach cancer.  Ilsa   Jul-30-07 09:32 PM   #24 
  - This judge allowed this man to adopt a different kid years ago....  GloriaSmith   Jul-30-07 09:43 PM   #29 
  - 18% of DUers are fat heads.  TahitiNut   Jul-30-07 09:44 PM   #30 
  - it's a fact of life, right TahitiNut?  Skittles   Jul-30-07 10:07 PM   #32 
  - I think that the judge was wrong. . .  brensgrrl   Jul-30-07 10:28 PM   #35 
  - If the man had health issues NOW I could see the argument  LittleClarkie   Jul-30-07 10:29 PM   #36 
  - how incredibly pathetic  WindRavenX   Jul-30-07 10:34 PM   #38 
  - The judge was WRONG; but there's an elephant in the room  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jul-30-07 10:36 PM   #39 
  - but, by that logic, that means several other conditions will make you unfit to parent  WindRavenX   Jul-30-07 10:39 PM   #40 
     - True.... That's why the judge is wrong and his ruling discriminatory  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jul-30-07 10:41 PM   #41 
     - it kinda tears me up inside to read stories like this, because...  WindRavenX   Jul-30-07 10:42 PM   #43 
     - Who decides this stuff? State legislatures and judges, that's who. Not you.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 07:21 PM   #82 
        - And this judge is wrong.  WindRavenX   Jul-31-07 08:06 PM   #89 
  - You have obviously NEVER been to the south....  DeSwiss   Jul-30-07 10:41 PM   #42 
  - Yet another group that is targeted by prejudiced people.  Pushed To The Left   Jul-30-07 10:57 PM   #46 
  - Bear in mind, 500 pounds is not "fat". It's extremely morbidly obese.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 12:39 AM   #48 
  - good points  AnotherGreenWorld   Jul-31-07 01:34 AM   #50 
  - Thanks.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 01:52 AM   #51 
  - It says right in the article it is he and his wife that wish to adopt  Bluebear   Jul-31-07 01:54 AM   #52 
  - Yes, I noted that I caught that in my post entitled "Thanks" above.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 11:02 AM   #65 
  - So how do you respond  Truth2Tell   Jul-31-07 02:16 AM   #53 
  - Here ya go:  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 10:50 AM   #63 
     - Addendum:  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 01:45 PM   #75 
  - He's licensed by the state for long term foster child care and yet  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 02:36 AM   #55 
     - Kinda makes you wonder what else is going on  depakid   Jul-31-07 08:59 AM   #62 
     - The article doesn't say *when* he became licensed, but  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 10:57 AM   #64 
        - Being licensed as a foster care provider is an ongoing thing.  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 11:40 AM   #68 
           - You're overlooking the fact that  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 12:26 PM   #71 
              - Why is it okay for a 60ish father to adopt/have a baby, but not  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 12:47 PM   #73 
                 - The "younger man" in question is not "fat". He's extremely morbidly obese.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 01:32 PM   #74 
                 - I don't like this case because a judge substituted his judgment for the mother's.  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 03:28 PM   #76 
                    - Apparently you don't understand adoption proceedings very well  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 06:48 PM   #77 
                       - "For all any mother knows, the people she chooses could be drug  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 07:11 PM   #81 
                          - One thing's finally clear.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 07:28 PM   #83 
                             - We aren't talking about EVERY mother. We're talking about one mother  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 09:53 PM   #90 
                                - I already addressed your first point in my last post.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 10:00 PM   #91 
                 - pnwmom, I'm so glad you asked that  JulieRB   Jul-31-07 06:54 PM   #79 
                    - That's a disgustingly ugly remark.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 06:58 PM   #80 
                       - But the logic is the same  Truth2Tell   Jul-31-07 07:31 PM   #84 
                       - Only if you persist in being utterly illogical.  Seabiscuit   Jul-31-07 07:44 PM   #88 
                          - Don't know that other DUer,  Truth2Tell   Jul-31-07 11:02 PM   #92 
                             - There are legitimate disagreements  Seabiscuit   Aug-01-07 08:42 AM   #93 
                       - Oh, I see.  JulieRB   Aug-01-07 10:42 AM   #96 
                          - Where did I say I considered someone "unfit"?  Seabiscuit   Aug-01-07 11:10 AM   #97 
  - He's morbidly obese  cgrindley   Jul-31-07 06:17 AM   #56 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-31-07 07:25 AM   #58 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-31-07 07:40 AM   #60 
  - Could get diabetes, could have sleep apnea, could, could, could.  Vinca   Jul-31-07 07:15 AM   #57 
  - Um, isn't there also a WIFE involved here?  flvegan   Jul-31-07 07:26 AM   #59 
  - The judge has to provide for the baby's future. 500 lb man has little future.  jazzjunkysue   Jul-31-07 08:42 AM   #61 
  - By your standards, many grandparents wouldn't be able to adopt.  pnwmom   Jul-31-07 11:48 AM   #69 
  - Allow me to play devil's advocate here for a moment  proud2Blib   Jul-31-07 11:06 AM   #66 
  - The judge is an asshole.  mzmolly   Jul-31-07 11:51 AM   #70 
  - The War on The Fat Is Here!  Megahurtz   Jul-31-07 06:53 PM   #78 
  - I Have Battled Weight Problems All My Life So I Have Empathy For The Dad  DemocratSinceBirth   Aug-01-07 08:45 AM   #94 
  - I know I'm stepping into a shit pile here, but if you weigh 500 lbs.,  wienerdoggie   Jul-31-07 07:40 PM   #85 
  - Terrible ruling.  Pithlet   Jul-31-07 07:42 PM   #86 
  - Let me get this straight...  NaturalHigh   Aug-01-07 08:46 AM   #95 

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