Miscellaneous Rumbles

Modern medicine at its finest

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Squeamish alert! Don’t read this if you’re a little squeamish, but I just found it on the BBC news app and had to share.

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A cancer patient has her tibia removed, sent to another hospital for treatment, and then has it reattached, thus avoiding amputation.

Damn, I love our NHS.

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Good thing there's anaesthesia.

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I know a lot of people that would have wished they had that option. me included. 38 years ago, regeneration was being rumored. I'm still waiting.

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That's nothing. I took the neck off a guitar, sent it to Curt to have the headstock painted, and reattached it when it came back. The whole process took about 6 weeks.

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That's nuts! The leg thing, not the neck thing.

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My wife literally broke her neck back in March. In the hospital on Thursday, surgery on Friday released on Saturday, all during the onset of the 'Rona. 3 months in a horse collar with very limited activity, and a steady but slow recovery, and she's almost back to her normal state.

After the last X-rays and doctor visit, they told her that breaking the first two vertebrae is usually fatal, or otherwise, leaves the person a quadriplegic. She attributes her miraculous recovery to a great doctor and surgical team, and her faith. I can't argue with that.


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