Bangkok city officials on Thursday deployed a heavy-lift crane to move a woman weighing 300 kilograms down from her apartment, two storeys up, to get to hospital, DPA reported.
Amnuayporn Thongprapai, 40, agreed to the dramatic departure in order to receive treatment for sores that covered her legs, believed to be a symptom of diabetes, Thai television reported.
She had not budged from her Bangkok apartment for the three years, the report said.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority officials had to widen the window to get her on to the platform bed of the crane, usually used for evacuating heavy objects from burning buildings and other heavy-lift emergencies.
Amnuayporn said she hoped her neighbours would help take care of her two young sons during her treatment at Bangkok Central Hospital.