Funny. The way I see the story is he had almost 200 lipomas before he went to see a doctor and thanks to the system he now has over 800. And he thinks they are helping him? No wonder he joined the army!
Too bad that guy Dercum got there first. He could have had a new disease named after him. I don't get it. What is the difference between the disease and getting lipomas? Was it the sheer number of them or the fact that they hurt?
I think she's right about the toxins building up. Perhaps his body was handling it till it got above his threshold. Not very many people litter when their environment is clean. It's as if they don't want to be the first one to litter. But when there is trash all over the place it seems that people don't care because the place is a mess already. Maybe the body works the same way. It also seems like a person under stress, like maybe they are being chased by someone wouldn't care about littering and would probably drop whatever they are carrying to help them run faster. Maybe the body acts the same way in the way when it handles toxins.
Actually, Jerk, I was in the Air Force, and I didn't start seeing lumps (angiolipomas) until about 6 months into my service. I had maybe 60 when I first sought out help but most were very small, only one being bigger than 3mm.
I joined the Air Force bc I wanted to provide for my family and get a better education. Which, thanks to the "system", I am now medically retired and have a great job that I was able to get due to my "system-education".
And the Derm. Dr. that initially misdiagnosed and mistreated me was a civilian Doctor. The military doctor is the one who helped me get in-contact with Dr. Herbst, get my real diagnosis and start getting better treatment.
Now, for an update on me: It has been almost 6 years now and I continue to get more angiolipomas. I just had one removed on my chest, directly over my heart, that was about 10cm long by 4cm wide by 2 cm thick, the biggest one I've ever had.
I have completely quit taking any type of medication bc nothing helps, not long term anyways. It hurts bad when it's cold, but the rest of the time I have learned to live with the pain and I practice exercises to build up my tolerance such as meditation.
I will not let Adiposis Dolorosa (Dercums) ruin my life or control it. I'm not going to lay down for this disease.
The best advice I can give to someone who has this or think they might: Use heat for the swelling, find your happy place (meditation, yoga, running, medicinal mj, etc.), and have the big ones removed.
To that last point, make sure that get every bit of the fat associated with that lipoma or angio-lipoma. If they dont, there's a very good chance you will get a new growth in smaller clusters like I did.
So, anyways, was just searching myself on the internet, and found this site. Good site. Good luck and my deepest condolences to those who have this horrible affliction.