appendixes are for wimps. i almost had my spleen removed.
Rupture?!?!?! good thing you didn't, I hear they are pretty important!
no it was more it was infested with cancer. and they aren't that important
Ahh shit, that is bad, i guess it wasn't a sarcoma then?
Do you find that now that your spleen has gone you are ill slightly more often than previously?
I also hope that you have the all clear now too.
it was lymphoma(cancer of the lymph nodes) and it spread to my tonsils, adnoibs, spleen, and was starting to get in my bone marrow. so now i am really starting to worry about the swine flu thing.
Predisposition to viral infections, I doubt the FLU is much to be worried about at the moment, it would appear that you have overcome greater challenges.
Endure. In enduring, grow strong.
11631 posts since 22/09/07
The Appendix is a useless sack of skin. Who need's it?
on 01 May 2009
good luck on your recovery. Scientific infomati0on hear. If you dont like evolution please look away. The appendix in the monkey was to help it deal with leaves as the normal stomach cant handle them. So technically its pointless in humans unless you plan on having a 3 course leaf meal :/
1998 posts since 01/03/07
on 01 May 2009
Unburst appendix, simple routine operation to remove.
Burst appendix, 10 or so days in intensive care hooked up to machines to clean your blood.
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