A bizarre condition that inflated Wesley Warren Jr.’s scrotum to a massive 100 pounds made him feel like “a freak,” causing the Las Vegas man to set off on a campaign to raise $1 million for corrective surgery.
But according to the NY Daily News, given the chance to have the surgery — even at no cost — the 47-year-old remains reluctant to go under the knife.
Since Warren was first profiled last fall, Warren has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, Comedy Central and will be the subject of a planned documentary on The Learning Channel.
A producer with The Dr. Oz Show said they would find a surgeon to perform the procedure for free, as long as he shared his journey exclusively with the program.
Warren doesn’t want to be confined to one show, and he is also worried the doctors selected for him could possibly maim or kill him during surgery.
Another doctor from the University of California, Irvine, has been in touch with Warren, and is also offering his services for free as long as Nevada Medicaid pays for the room.
Warren suffers from scrotal lymphedema, which causes the scrotum to swell with watery fluid.
Without the extra growth, Warren would weigh about 300 pounds.
His large size makes urination difficult and a normal sex life impossible.
He attributes his condition to a painful episode in 2008, when he was turning in bed and accidentally squashed his testicles.
Warren’s fears of complications during surgery aren’t unfounded, according to reports, because doctors will be dealing with a potential for major bleeding.
There are allegations that Warren doesn't want the surgery because he doesn't want to lose his newfound celebrity, and that he’s more interested in the notoriety than curing his condition.
“Who would want to live like this? I just don’t want to die during the operation," he claims.
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