Dear Jonny, Most Unhealthy Person?
Who is the most voluntarily unhealthy person you’ve ever known?
Some years ago I was briefly acquainted with a man who dipped two cans of Skoal per day, smoked three packs of unfiltered Camels per day, drank 4 liters of Coca-Cola and two fifths of Jack Daniels, daily, and lived almost exclusively on the enormous amount of Wendy’s Junior bacon cheeseburgers and Oreo cookies he had delivered to his residence. When I met him, he weighed well over 350 pounds at approximately 5’5”. He never exercised, never got any sun, and left the house only to visit his doctor’s office, which he did every three months. When he wasn’t drunk, dipping, smoking, and eating, he was either snorting up obscene amounts of cocaine or injecting jaw-dropping quantities of heroin. Sometimes both. He had ridiculously high blood pressure, serious cholesterol problems, diabetes, chronic ulcers, constant sinus infections, and a wrecked immune system. He took massive doses of many prescribed medications to counter the various side-effects of his lifestyle. At 52 years old he’d had four heart attacks as well as colon, prostate, tongue, and stomach cancer. The last one wound up putting him in the ground.