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Ménage a Trois

Posted by Christine on October 8, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Turns out, I had three organs removed. Two spleens and a gallbladder. You read that correctly, TWO spleens. Listen lady, one gigantic spleen wasn’t enough, I needed an accessory spleen to go along with? Accessorizing is all the rage lately. We received the official pathology report which lists the size and weight of the spleen. […]

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Recovery

Posted by Christine on October 3, 2012 in Uncategorized |

My time spent in post-op marked the beginning of a long road to recovery; one I fear that will not be very speedy. I spent 5 days in the hospital and the first few days were dreadful. Because my gallbladder was removed, I left the operating room with an NG tube shoved down my throat […]

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Surgery Day

Posted by Christine on October 1, 2012 in Uncategorized |

The dreaded day had arrived. September 25; Surgery Day. I wasn’t so concerned about the actual surgery, sure, there were risks, but I was confident in the surgeon. My bigger concern was the recovery and my future health. You can certainly live without a spleen, but your chances for infection or fatal disease increase tenfold. […]

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