As we reported earlier in Deuel Watch, Pat fulfilled a promise to his wife Edith by taking her out for a short walk on cupid's day. Now, the Omaha Channel has reported that Edith too will have a similar operation to control her own obesity problem:
VALENTINE, Neb. -- Patrick Deuel is back home in Valentine, fulfilling the request from his wife to take a walk with her by Valentine's Day.
While that may not seem like much to most people, to Deuel, it is an accomplishment. He made good on his promise with a short walk Sunday.
Deuel was hospitalized last summer weighing 1,072 pounds. Diet and gastric bypass surgery helped him lose 610 pounds. His goal is to get down to 240 pounds -- a weight he hasn't seen since he was in the sixth grade.
His wife, Edith, also struggles with weight and said she too will have the stomach-restricting surgery. She said her husband's doctor said it would be to her advantage to have the surgery to help them both change their eating habits.
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