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Old 12-03-2013, 01:49 PM   #2301
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I had mine removed several years ago. One bad attack was all it took and my GI doctor recommended it come out. Surgical methods are quite advanced now; I had to have an "open" surgery for this, but the incision was only about three inches long. When my mom had hers out in the '90s, there was a long scar going diagonally across her abdomen.
I am fine now. But this is my second bout. They first one, they ended up doing CPR on me. Yeah, it is time to remove it.

The least thing I am worried about is a scar. Between the open heart surgery and the gastric surgery, I have a scar that runs from my scapula bone all the way down to my nether. Then there is the scar from the hysterectomy. Oh yeah, the one from the abscess that developed into a small tumor.

You know, the funny thing is my frying pan is gathering dust every since the first bout.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #2302
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By mentioning the scar, I was referring to the size of the incision, not the aesthetics The smaller the incision/scar, the easier the recovery.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #2303
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Addie, I am like you with the scar from the scapula all the way down. And the lower one they had to open twice! While they were in there the doctor removed my appendix because it was "in the way." He added on a charge for the appendectemy but insurance didn't pay it. I got a toofer!
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #2304
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Addie, I am like you with the scar from the scapula all the way down. And the lower one they had to open twice! While they were in there the doctor removed my appendix because it was "in the way." He added on a charge for the appendectemy but insurance didn't pay it. I got a toofer!
I hope the doctor paid it!
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #2305
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Well, I sure didn't pay it! When I got the summary from the insurance it showed $0 paid and $0 billable. I guess they figured he just did it while he was in the neighborhood.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #2306
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Well, I sure didn't pay it! When I got the summary from the insurance it showed $0 paid and $0 billable. I guess they figured he just did it while he was in the neighborhood.
Hmmm...wonder if I can get a free tummy tuck when I go in...
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:57 PM   #2307
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Hmmm...wonder if I can get a free tummy tuck when I go in...
When my sister was a nurse, she wrangled a "2 for the price of one" on her boob job.

It may be worth a shot....
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #2308
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When my sister was a nurse, she wrangled a "2 for the price of one" on her boob job.

It may be worth a shot....
I'm still trying to figure out how to get Mom half-price mammograms...
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #2309
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I'm still trying to figure out how to get Mom half-price mammograms...
Jeez...Mrs D reminded me that she has to go for a "smash-o-gram" next week. That's actually how it sounds when she say's it with her accent.
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Love my "smash-o-grams" it saved my life and my Mom's. I happily make the appointment every year on my birthday!
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