Surgery Pic (WARNING, KINDA NASTY)

Discussion in 'Community' started by MacAztec, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Thought I would show you guys my little surgery I had on Friday. It was for a hernia.
     

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  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Did you survive the operation? ;)

    Really, how are you?
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Hope you have a good and speedy recovery. Why did they use staples instead of stitches? Is this something new doctors/surgeons do?

    And oh yeah, don't worry, the picture really wasn't that bad ;) IMO
     
  4. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I am doing good. I dunno when they started using staples instead of stitches, I think it all depends on the surgery.
     
  5. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Minimizes the scarring I think. Also easier to apply, the scarring is a reason given but from what I have seen they leave a different shaped scar while being much easier to apply.
     
  6. virividox macrumors 601

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    hope you have a speedy recovery with no complications!!! hehe good scar makes for a good story!!!
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Speedy recovery there buddy. Be sure to follow the doctors orders.
     
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    Feel better soon.

    It's a good thing that they didn't run out of staples as I usually do and have to use duct tape. ;) Duct tape--it's good for everything.
     
  11. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    Silly, you olny use duct tape for arteries, not for external use, unless you can get a color coded one. I guess that would be ok.
     
  12. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    you just got to love being stapled together :)

    or not
     
  13. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Unless you were the dead gymnast in the movie Monkeybone. Great scene.

    Hope MacAztec stocked up on Netflix movies.
     
  14. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I never knew what a hernia was. I heard about them and searching on the net, came across this description. A hernia is when one part of the body intrudes into the gap of another part. That seems like an odd occurrence. And since we are so grateful for modern advances in surgery, hernias must have occurred hundreds of years ago and caused a lot of pain or even death to its victims?
     

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