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Old 10-06-2004, 10:57 AM   #61
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Nope, it's gone...

It was removed in the year of '87 when i was 5 years old... They thought it was sick, so they removed it... but it turned out I just had pheumonia and there was nothing wrong with my appendix!
That's awful! Unecessary surgery on a child! They should have made sure first! In America that would be a lawsuit, with a pretty big payoff.
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Old 10-06-2004, 11:56 AM   #62
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:39 PM   #63
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That's awful! Unecessary surgery on a child! They should have made sure first!
Well, my parents tell my that every single childrens doctor in the hospital checked me, and they where all sure it was wrong with the appendix, so...
I'm sure they did the best they could and well, it's gone now so I don't have to worry about that part of me getting sick!



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In America that would be a lawsuit, with a pretty big payoff.
Heh, I'm sure you're right ...but on one hand I'm kinda glad our system doesn't work that way...
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:09 PM   #64
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I was operated on my small intestine years ago, so the docs removed my appendix as well.
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:21 PM   #65
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Mine's gone!
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Old 10-06-2004, 02:25 PM   #66
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Mine was taken out when the doc went in for woman reasons.
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Old 10-06-2004, 03:20 PM   #67
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but do you still have it?


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in the freezer, like in some tupper ware?
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Old 10-06-2004, 03:30 PM   #68
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The surgeon tried to show me Mr. BAW's gallbladder
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:11 PM   #69
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:35 PM   #70
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I knew a girl when I was little who kept her tonsils in a jar and showed them to everyone who came over
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:35 PM   #71
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I still have mine. But i do happen to be missing some muscle off of my left bicep do to a dog bite back in 85.
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Old 10-06-2004, 05:29 PM   #72
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Nope, mine's gone. When I was 10, I was sledding down a huge hill by my house (actually, we were on a street that was iced over - Georgia rarely gets GOOD snow!). I hit a bump and rollllllled down the hill and wrapped myself around a mailbox pole. I kept having stomach pains and I told my parents and my doctor "It's my appendix! It's my appendix!" They were like "What do you know - you're just a kid! Nobody ten years old even knows what an appendix is!!"

Well, it ruptured, nearly killing me. I spent a couple of weeks in the hospital with two drainage tubes in me, one going up to my chest, one going throughout my abdomen. They pulled them out an inch at a time, twice a day, and kept my guts wrapped up in a girdle (no lie, that's exactly what it was!) The end result is that I was scarred from my skin right down to my intestines and had troublesome pains for many many years afterwards. Now the scar looks like someone stuck a sword in my side.

So really, better safe than sorry on having an appendix removed. They are not entirely useless, but, like tonsils, are really more trouble than they are worth (seeing as how they are more susceptible to infection than the rest of the body).

Alright, I'll quite rambling now...

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Old 10-06-2004, 05:31 PM   #73
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Yes ma'am I do.
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