Posts Tagged ‘staples’

14th July
2009
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.

*WARNING – GRAPHIC PHOTO BELOW – VIEW AT YOUR OWN RISK *

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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13th July
2009
written by Sean Noble

I’m now in what is considered the “recovery” mode of the consequence of rolling my car and having emergency surgery to remove my spleen.

Recovery is an interesting thing to consider.  I have 30 staples in my stomach holding together an incision that is just a hair over 8 inches long.  It’s difficult to function when you are worried you are going to pop a staple at any cough, laugh, bend, reach or stretch.  I have decided that I won’t really start recovering until the staples are gone – which, with any luck, will be Tuesday.

The other challenge of having been a bit out of commission is the catch-up – particularly with emails, texts, voicemails, etc.  There is something a bit daunting about firing up outlook and seeing 3187 unread emails.  Good grief.

So, if you have called, texted or emailed me in the last couple weeks – hang tight, I’ll try to get to you!

So much for “taking it easy.”