An antiques store owner from Mississippi who doctors had dismissed as “just fat” has had a 130 pound tumor removed from his lower abdomen.
For more than 12 years, Roger Logan said physicians put the non-cancerous growth that dangled from his midsection down to obesity.
“They said it’s just fat, you’re just fat,” the 57-year-old told KERO-TV.
As the tumor grew, Logan’s quality of life declined until he was confined to an armchair at his Gulfport home. He was unable to run his store or even go fishing, reports The Bakersfield Californian.
Specialists only gave him a 50 percent chance of surviving surgery to have it removed. Following months of research, however, his wife, Kitty, found a doctor at the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in California with experience of performing similar operations.
Dr. Vipul Dev successfully operated on Logan last Tuesday and he took his first steps on Thursday. He’s expected to return home later this week ― without his armchair.