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View Poll Results: Do you have your appendix?
Yup, still there! 13 59.09%
No, I leant them to a mate 2 9.09%
Removed by "surgeons" 6 27.27%
Lost 'em 0 0%
Some bigs boys came and stole them 0 0%
Sold 'em on e-bay 1 4.55%
Alien overlords took 'em 0 0%
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Have you had your appendix out?

Did you put 'em back again? Did someone run off with them? Are they, as far as you are aware, still there (have you checked recently?)

Is there a market on e-bay
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We've had some strange polls on here but this must be right up there with the oddest.

Yes, I still have mine in situ.
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Someone just nicked mine Jim. As we speak I am sat at home with three different holes in me, contemplating the advisability of shaving a grown man from just below the moobs to just above the nads.

I look like I'm wearning a Wookie boob-tube
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Not like this kind of nicked, I hope?

The mystery of the 'Vauxhall cannibals' - BBC News

I'm sure it wasn't pleasant -even less so than the image of your shaved torso which has just seared my brain. Hope you're resting like a good boy and doing as nurse instructs. Get well soon.
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Mine was whipped out in 1997 with emergency surgery. That wasn't before no less than three doctors had shoved their fingers into my bottom enquiring if it hurt. To add insult to injury, when I came around from the anaesthetic they told me they had trouble locating my appendix and what should have been a 2~3 inch cut was now 6 inches long. Still, they did save my life
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Someone just nicked mine Jim. As we speak I am sat at home with three different holes in me, contemplating the advisability of shaving a grown man from just below the moobs to just above the nads.

I look like I'm wearning a Wookie boob-tube
You had key hole surgery you big Doris !

Wookie boob tube

When they stole mine they opened me up good style.

Had to partially re-open it a week later when I had to go back in with a wound infection.
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You had key hole surgery you big Doris !

Wookie boob tube

When they stole mine they opened me up good style.
You tell him ADF.

I was in for 5 days........

Took me bloody ages to get back to full fitness
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You tell him ADF.

I was in for 5 days........

Took me bloody ages to get back to full fitness
The appendix was only the start of the horror story, ended up in hospital for 6 weeks before they sorted everything out.
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Ouch.
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You had key hole surgery you big Doris !
No, I didn't. They wanted to, but like Harvo mine was playing hide-and-seek

Also, my drain (courtesy of Jewson!) became very attached to my stitching, so when they pulled it out it took 3 hours to get my knackers from 'round my neck

Totally sympathise with Harvo about the exam technique though. Had a (Male) Russian doctor do that once - "I am goin'k to examine your tail" - only went in with a splinter.
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I think the wandering appendix is a big problem for the NHS. :rubchin:
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It was the bibliography that really hurt.
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Did you put 'em back again? Did someone run off with them? Are they, as far as you are aware, still there (have you checked recently?)

Is there a market on e-bay

I still have mine. An appendectomy is just about the only operation I haven't had .

By the way Keithy, appendix is singular. You only have one of them.
 
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Oh blimey, I just read the rest of the thread...ouch!

Think yourself lucky Keithy, in the common or garden rabbit, the appendix is much, much bigger. Although in your case, it would have made it easier to find!

The problem with the human appendix is that it's a left-over from evolution. Ours doesn't really do anything, and it's very small. So it's prone to getting full of crap, getting infected and bursting - OUCH!

Anyway, think yourself lucky: my mum had hers out about 3mths ago at the age of 84. And she got bloody peritonitis, too. She was a funny grey colour for about 3 days before they finally decided to whip it out. And when they did, they had to spend half an hour cleaning out her abdominal cavity because hers had burst. Eejits . She's right as rain now, thank God .
 
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I have my appendix but I haven't got any tonsils.
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Not like this kind of nicked, I hope?

The mystery of the 'Vauxhall cannibals' - BBC News

I'm sure it wasn't pleasant -even less so than the image of your shaved torso which has just seared my brain. Hope you're resting like a good boy and doing as nurse instructs. Get well soon.
Excellent, and the woman said:

"I just wasn't expecting it," says Frankland, 43, a midwife. "I didn't expect to go out and find the front of the car missing."

No, its not something I ever expect when I look out onto the drive either.
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I still have mine. An appendectomy is just about the only operation I haven't had .

By the way Keithy, appendix is singular. You only have one of them.

Annoying nit-picker?
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I have my appendix but I haven't got any tonsils.

That reminds me of the old joke - I went into hospital to have my tonsils out but they had me the wrong way round on the operating table....
 
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Annoying nit-picker?

No, grammatical pedant, actually .
 
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Mine was harvested about 30 years ago.
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If you can get the surgeon to save it for you, they make nice willy-warmers.
 
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No Tonsils or Appendix, I did ask last time I was in if they wouldn't mind having a root round and removing any other potentially lethal organs.
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Tonsils are actually quite useful, they tend to leave them in these days unless particularly troublesome.
 
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Had mine whipped out following a spectacular motorcycle accident involving various broken ribs, punctured lung and generally scrambled internals. Apparently surgeons opened me up and lifted out much of the stomach to see what was going on in the cavity. They told me they removed Appendix as it was badly inflamed and about to burst. Personally I never believed that and think they only did it as they'd got access and wanted to have something to show for their work.

Left some stitches in which caused issues for the next decade. But I do have a very spectacularly scarred tummy.
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