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(UPI)   Doctors say rarely-performed "hemicorporectomy" procedure can add years to life of those who need it. But you'd be half the man you used to be   (upi.com ) divider line
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2009-11-23 01:34:12 PM  
balls
 
2009-11-23 01:34:13 PM  
You'll half to do better than a simple report to convince me.
/got nuthin
 
2009-11-23 01:35:08 PM  
cm1.theinsider.com

I'm half the man I used to be
This I feel as the dawn
It fades to gray

/got nothing.
 
2009-11-23 01:36:30 PM  

solcofn: I'm half the man I used to be
This I feel as the dawn
It fades to gray

/got nothing.


Beat me to it. Wonder if that's played in the OR during a hemicorporectomy?
 
2009-11-23 01:37:07 PM  
Did you hear about the guy who had his entire left side removed?

He's all right now.
 
2009-11-23 01:37:08 PM  
Is that where they remove the Dodge Ram from your ass?

(READS ARTICLE)

Oh, so it is like getting a divorce.
 
2009-11-23 01:37:15 PM  
What a hemicorporectomy may look like. Gives a new meaning to the the term "manbag."

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-23 01:37:58 PM  
Anyone else think of the guy from the movie "Kids"???

"I have no legs"
"I have no legs..."
 
2009-11-23 01:38:00 PM  
No.

No, no, no.

Let me die.
 
2009-11-23 01:38:58 PM  
Johnny approves:


www.panfletonegro.com
 
2009-11-23 01:39:40 PM  
Do not want.
 
2009-11-23 01:39:50 PM  
I had forgotten that his shirt says "Kiss Me I'm Polish!" Lol!

www.maniacworld.com

// Hot, like the quote
 
2009-11-23 01:39:53 PM  
Yes. Neuter all Texans.
 
2009-11-23 01:40:51 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: What a hemicorporectomy may look like. Gives a new meaning to the the term "manbag."


The mental image I had previously was weird, or so I thought. Ummm... thanks?

TFA cites a dramatic rise in length and quality of life for those patients on whom the procedure is indicated. How freakin' low is your quality of life if chopping half of you off at the waist improves it dramatically? I suppose that bone infections, like the Wu Tang Clan, ain't nothin' to f*ck with.
 
2009-11-23 01:41:04 PM  
www.videodetective.com

Sees what you did there.
 
2009-11-23 01:41:10 PM  
It's not as rare as the total corporectomy.
 
2009-11-23 01:41:29 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

//Hot, like the coal-fueled fire powering the steampunk wheelchair.
 
2009-11-23 01:42:01 PM  

h2oincfs: No.

No, no, no.

Let me die.


This. Absolutely, positively do not want.
 
2009-11-23 01:42:29 PM  
i43.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-23 01:42:39 PM  
images.starpulse.com

You may need it after stepping on a landmine in Sang Bang or Dang Gong Vietnam.
 
2009-11-23 01:43:35 PM  
www.lust-for-life.org

Approves?

/hot like radioactive waste
 
2009-11-23 01:44:44 PM  
unplugged.free.fr
 
2009-11-23 01:44:49 PM  
I'll bet that people who have had this operation certainly believe in yesterday......when they could walk.
 
2009-11-23 01:46:13 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Tell Merill to swing away.
 
2009-11-23 01:46:18 PM  
Claude- thanks for that. It was the first thing I thought of. :)
 
2009-11-23 01:46:34 PM  
"Look at me! I'm so waisted!"
 
2009-11-23 01:47:23 PM  
I would think that you would call that procedure a SEMIcorporectomy for obvoius reasons, not the least of which is that a HEMIcorporectomy refers to the procedure which replaces your lower half with a huge combustion engine to improve mobility and towing capacity but it's matched with increased fuel comsumption. There is a more fuel efficient and ecologically sound alternative called the HIPPIEcorporectomy but that's a different article all together.
 
2009-11-23 01:47:32 PM  
www.imfdb.org
^Knows about Bill Carson -- for a price^
 
2009-11-23 01:48:01 PM  
i41.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-23 01:48:18 PM  
C-C-C-CRAAAAAAZY
http://tinyurl.com/yjf27a6
(copy and paste)
 
2009-11-23 01:48:21 PM  
"Okay, hemi means half, and corpor would be body, and ecto-wait a minute!"

*clicks the link*

"HOLY SHIAT!"
 
2009-11-23 01:50:12 PM  
Read that as "hemicoprorectomy." Such a difference one Latin/Greek base makes.
 
2009-11-23 01:51:32 PM  
Aint no man gonna take that route with me
 
2009-11-23 01:51:53 PM  

Gamer Grrrl: "Okay, hemi means half, and corpor would be body, and ecto-wait a minute!"

*clicks the link*

"HOLY SHIAT!"


Did you see the next pic?

i41.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-23 01:52:19 PM  
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.
 
2009-11-23 01:52:45 PM  
It can also give you a great career as a Kriss Angel shill...
 
2009-11-23 01:53:42 PM  
Wow. It takes quite a bit to shock me anymore, but this is over that threshold. Given the choice of dying or having this done to me, I'd rather be left to die. I can't see having ANY quality of life after having so much of your body removed.
 
2009-11-23 01:54:54 PM  
I'm not convinced this is either better or worse than a hemispherectomy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemispherectomy

"You want to remove half my kids brain!?"

"You want to remove half my body!?"

Neither sounds pleasant.
 
2009-11-23 01:55:25 PM  
Speaking of half-people....

When I posted a link of the guy who split his face open when diving into the water, and I mentioned that that video was in the top 5 most disturbing videos I'd seen, someone asked me what the others were.

This is one of them: (Graphic, disturbing, NSFW) (new window)
 
2009-11-23 01:56:00 PM  
Now if only segway would branch out into the market, It would be an awesome combination.

//of half-human, half-machine nightmares.
 
2009-11-23 02:00:31 PM  

mtylerjr: Speaking of half-people....

When I posted a link of the guy who split his face open when diving into the water, and I mentioned that that video was in the top 5 most disturbing videos I'd seen, someone asked me what the others were.

This is one of them: (Graphic, disturbing, NSFW) (new window)


Holy living fark.
 
2009-11-23 02:01:08 PM  
Now just need to find someone with the top half of their body removed who might like to, you know, hook up.
 
2009-11-23 02:04:06 PM  
The review showed the surgery can add years and quality of life to survivors.

Mm, I'm not so sure about that quality of life issue...

/Time for a bigger basket?
//Obscure?
 
2009-11-23 02:05:29 PM  

Somaticasual: Now if only segway would branch out into the market, It would be an awesome combination.

//of half-human, half-machine nightmares.


windowmanager.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-23 02:06:13 PM  

mtylerjr: Speaking of half-people....

When I posted a link of the guy who split his face open when diving into the water, and I mentioned that that video was in the top 5 most disturbing videos I'd seen, someone asked me what the others were.

This is one of them: (Graphic, disturbing, NSFW) (new window)


Half of me wanted to see that, the other half now claims lunch has been cancelled.
I really can't blame anyone for standing around and gawking.
 
2009-11-23 02:06:59 PM  
I'm shocked. I wasn't aware you could even survive an operation this traumatic. What do they do with all of the major organs? Are they sequestered into the body cavity. Doesn't it crowd the other organs? What the hell happens to the circulatory system? Is it rerouted? Just farking amazing.
 
2009-11-23 02:07:26 PM  

Somaticasual: Now if only segway would branch out into the market, It would be an awesome combination.

//of half-human, half-machine nightmares.


or b)

thepmi.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-11-23 02:09:23 PM  

indarwinsshadow: I'm shocked. I wasn't aware you could even survive an operation this traumatic. What do they do with all of the major organs? Are they sequestered into the body cavity. Doesn't it crowd the other organs? What the hell happens to the circulatory system? Is it rerouted? Just farking amazing.


Unless they left my dkkk down there, I'd say just pull the plug.

/Heh heh. He said ...
 
2009-11-23 02:10:27 PM  

mtylerjr: Speaking of half-people....

When I posted a link of the guy who split his face open when diving into the water, and I mentioned that that video was in the top 5 most disturbing videos I'd seen, someone asked me what the others were.

This is one of them: (Graphic, disturbing, NSFW) (new window)



Am I right that this is that cop over in Vietnam that get run over by a truck or something. I don't think I could look again. Damnest thing is that cop is still alive and has some sort of prosthetic legs.
 
2009-11-23 02:11:07 PM  
Let's see if my offerings before the image leeching gods have been accepted:
news.gotgame.com
 
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