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14th July
written by Sean Noble

 The good news is that the staples have been removed from my stomach.  The bad news is that there is going to be a really visible scar for the rest of my life.

There was a real sense of freedom coming out of Dr. Casano’s office and realizing that the staples were gone.  I felt like I could move a little more freely, not worry about various twists, etc.  I was happy to be staple free.


So now that I’m staple free, I figured I’d share a picture of what the staples looked like. Now, some people are going to think that I went overboard on my graphic photo warning.  But, if I hadn’t done that, some unsuspecting reader would have gone straight to the picture and “eeewwwww…” and then I would have gotten a nasty email about how inappropriate it was to show that picture.

Well, I suppose it could be inappropriate, but for anyone who cares about science, biology, etc. it’s actually not a bad little lesson.

And, maybe you should show your teenager what bad driving can do to you.


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  1. 14/07/2009

    Sean, just think of it as an Emergency C-Section under Universal Healthcare. Tell ppl you were on the USS Indianapolis, never mind that you’d be like 95, most ppl don’t read. Do you know the scene in Jaws w/ Quint and Hooper?

    I got that scar beat Noble- but I’ll not post it out of respect for the world…lol

  2. Mark Wrighton

    The scar may be bad, but the alternative is certainly worse…use it as a reminder to enjoy and live to the fullest the rest of your life!!!

  3. Karen H

    I’ve seen worse! And not that long ago! You’re lucky! lol

  4. David B.

    Nice scar Sean. Bet you wish that you’d worked harder on your abs before the accident. ha.

    Seriously, we are very grateful that you are recovering well.

  5. Kim

    Very impressive, not to mention some very obvious tape sensitivity and prickly hair regrowth. 🙂

  6. Janet B

    DANG!!!! Train tracks!!

  7. Sue Smith

    Hey Sean, believe it or not, you and I now have twin scars. Mine is just a little higher and goes a little lower. (Two seperate surgeries, 9 years apart.) I call them my battle scars!

  8. quinn

    i’m glad your ok… but i still remember the mirror incedent. hahahaha

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