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Let's talk about the appendix

The appendix doesn’t seem to have any specific purpose, say the doctors as judged by an absence of side effects following appendectomy – the surgical removal of the appendix. 268 more words


Timing is Everything

It’s another humid day in Nebraska.

The cicadas are groaning their rhythmic buzz. Every creature capable of sweating is doing so.

Dogs are camped out under trees with their tongues hanging out the side drool dripping to the browning grass around them. 2,675 more words

Falls City Stories

Satisfaction - Why I love my job

Five and a half weeks ago I was taken to hospital with suspected appendicitis. Due to the fact I have an auto immune disease, they decided to give me a CT scan which revealed I also had a problem with my colitis. 260 more words


Appendicitis open abdo surgery week 5

Wow! This has definitely been my best week. Been out and about every day, walking more frequently each day, but not far. Went out early this morning for my first solo walk in 5 weeks. 206 more words

Life in a hospital

As promised, there is more to tell. Let’s start with the food. When I was finally allowed to eat again, I was given jelly. 10 little squares of dark purple jelly that tasted more like plastic than anything else. 223 more words


All the fun of a Mexican hospital

Or hospitals, to be precise. Having appendicitis is not good. Having appendicitis in a foreign country with a foreign language when your wonderful boyfriend has just flown across the Atlantic to visit you (Marius, this is your special mention) is horrible. 572 more words


Letter: Many are turned away at new ER

Re: “Patients flocking to new MUHC ER” (Montreal Gazette, July 25)

The story of the Royal Victoria Hospital’s newly expanded ER painted a glorious picture, however, it did not give the complete story and may be somewhat misleading. 103 more words