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2012-12-07 08:17:13 PM
Dislike.
 
2012-12-07 08:25:00 PM
+1 for steak and kidney pie.
 
2012-12-07 08:30:13 PM
Great story. Hits ya right *there*.

*back of the abdomen
 
2012-12-07 08:50:01 PM
I'd like to show my appreciation for Miss Gouveia and offer to donate some of my sperm to her.

/Preferably on her tits.
 
2012-12-07 09:32:51 PM
i105.photobucket.com
What a live organ donor might look like
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-12-07 10:30:12 PM
I usually just use mine to chill beer. But it turns out that it works pretty well for kidney harvesting as well .....

t3.gstatic.com 

/Who knew?
 
2012-12-07 11:16:14 PM
My mom donated a kidney to the garbage can this past summer. It was cancerous. Good riddance.
 
2012-12-07 11:53:52 PM
DNRTFA but I like to stock up. I'm in right?
 
2012-12-08 01:28:34 AM
I'm holding out for a liver, thanks

*hic*
 
2012-12-08 02:17:14 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm holding out for a liver, thanks

*hic*


Yeah, for me it's a race between bioscience/biosurgery and my liver and lungs. I'm pro stem cells. I bet if stem cells could solve boner problems they would be legal and funded.
 
2012-12-08 02:20:22 AM
Interested:

i2.listal.com
 
2012-12-08 02:21:42 AM
Dislike: javascript denied
 
2012-12-08 02:24:21 AM

Aquapope: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm holding out for a liver, thanks

*hic*

Yeah, for me it's a race between bioscience/biosurgery and my liver and lungs. I'm pro stem cells. I bet if stem cells could solve boner problems they would be legal and funded.


Heh...

/if that were the case ongoing stem cell research would be a frikkin Constitutional amendment by now
 
2012-12-08 02:27:50 AM
I'll have two Good Humors, please.
 
2012-12-08 02:40:36 AM

powhound: Dislike: javascript denied


You didn't hit ESC fast enough. Try again.
 
2012-12-08 02:52:22 AM
I know there's a HOTY, but is there also a WHOTY -- for which subby is trying to contend, deep into the year?
 
2012-12-08 02:57:26 AM

Marcus Aurelius: +1 for steak and kidney pie.


Absolutely.
 
2012-12-08 02:58:17 AM

thegod082: I know there's a HOTY, but is there also a WHOTY


I must admit, I don't get "WHOTY". Tell me how stupid I am. I apologize in advance. "White Hookers Of The Yucatan"? "What Have Our Titties Yelled?" "When Has Obama Tried "Yomamma"?"
 
2012-12-08 02:59:55 AM

LordOfThePings: powhound: Dislike: javascript denied

You didn't hit ESC fast enough. Try again.


On a Friday night....I'm not fast......I'm slow and deliberate. Because I don't want to end up in an ice bath with a missing kidneys, so i'm paying closer attention hear
 
2012-12-08 03:03:36 AM
DOCTOR GAVE ME A PILL AND A GREW A NEW KIDNEY!!

/it's a miracle these people ever got out of the 20th Century...
 
2012-12-08 03:12:47 AM
I don't actually need another one--both mine are working fine...
 
2012-12-08 03:32:59 AM
www.spinetinglermag.com

/seems relevant
 
2012-12-08 03:50:30 AM
Mother had three kidneys. Renal failure due to diabetes. Third kidney was a cadaver kidney from a donor. It improved her life considerably. The human was not made with dialysis in mind. It's extremely hard on the body.

She didn't have any nerves hooked up to it in surgery, so she didn't feel anything from her kidney while she had it. A lot of people were confused as to why she had three kidneys instead of having one of the two non-functioning ones removed.

The explanation was simple -- it would have been needlessly traumatic on the body to have one of the kidneys removed and replaced instead of just cramming another one in there and hooking it up to her system.
 
2012-12-08 04:22:33 AM

Weatherkiss: The explanation was simple -- it would have been needlessly traumatic on the body to have one of the kidneys removed and replaced instead of just cramming another one in there and hooking it up to her system.


Bodies don't follow schematics or chemistry diagrams. It ought to work, but doesn't, or it shouldn't work but does. Fortunately, it's the other way around most often and makes sense. Good luck..
 
2012-12-08 05:20:49 AM
Can I give it to my sister, the dialysis patient? Not funny? Oh...

...NOW YOU KNOW WHY I LAUGH AND MAKE CANCER JOKES.
 
2012-12-08 05:33:07 AM

Weatherkiss: Mother had three kidneys. Renal failure due to diabetes. Third kidney was a cadaver kidney from a donor. It improved her life considerably. The human was not made with dialysis in mind. It's extremely hard on the body.

She didn't have any nerves hooked up to it in surgery, so she didn't feel anything from her kidney while she had it. A lot of people were confused as to why she had three kidneys instead of having one of the two non-functioning ones removed.

The explanation was simple -- it would have been needlessly traumatic on the body to have one of the kidneys removed and replaced instead of just cramming another one in there and hooking it up to her system.


That works? I mean, there's room and all that? Is it really less traumatic to stick another one in and not just pull one out while they've got her opened up? Forgive my ignorant questions, but I've never heard of this before. Seriously, it's really that much less of a shock to the body to just hook up one extra organ than to slice off a non-functioning one while they're at it? I am quite surprised to hear that--I had always heard and/or assumed it was not dissimilar to replacing a flat tire.

So here's another question then--if there's not a working kidney in there, does the non-functioning kidney it's taking over for just sort of wither away after a while? Will the working one "take over" and do the work and the bad one kind of atrophy? Is that kind of the idea here? It sounds reasonable, and indeed less traumatic to the body if that were the case.
 
2012-12-08 06:11:28 AM
I didn't "like" the post. I don't need a kidney. I already have 7 or 8 lying around here.

/don't piss me off
 
2012-12-08 06:50:15 AM
My father who had a Kidney transplant two years ago has recently had to send a doctor's letter to his new insurance agent to prove he had a successful transplant. The fact that he is still alive, no longer on dialysis and on anti rejection meds somehow isn't sufficient.
 
2012-12-08 06:51:25 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I'd like to show my appreciation for Miss Gouveia and offer to donate some of my sperm to her.

/Preferably on her tits.


I appreciate your heart-warming sentiment. I'm the type that would like to be working the camera for this event, then do my own little cha cha cha afterward. ahh, to live the life of a porn star, that's all i've ever really wanted. to be a simple humble porn star, who can nut on cue and make it last 45 minutes without breaking a sweat. now that's acting.
 
2012-12-08 06:58:15 AM

Gyrfalcon: I mean, there's room and all that?


Heh, aside from the ribs, everything else in your abdominal cavity pretty much stretches or compresses as needed.
 
2012-12-08 09:08:04 AM
Just donated a kidney to my aunt five weeks ago, so I'm getting a kick, etc.

Yeah, they don't take the bad one out. This was her second transplant, so she's got four of those bad boys in her now.

But only one that's rockin' it.

/suck it, diabeetus
 
2012-12-08 09:55:10 AM

Gyrfalcon: Weatherkiss: Mother had three kidneys. Renal failure due to diabetes. Third kidney was a cadaver kidney from a donor. It improved her life considerably. The human was not made with dialysis in mind. It's extremely hard on the body.

She didn't have any nerves hooked up to it in surgery, so she didn't feel anything from her kidney while she had it. A lot of people were confused as to why she had three kidneys instead of having one of the two non-functioning ones removed.

The explanation was simple -- it would have been needlessly traumatic on the body to have one of the kidneys removed and replaced instead of just cramming another one in there and hooking it up to her system.

That works? I mean, there's room and all that? Is it really less traumatic to stick another one in and not just pull one out while they've got her opened up? Forgive my ignorant questions, but I've never heard of this before. Seriously, it's really that much less of a shock to the body to just hook up one extra organ than to slice off a non-functioning one while they're at it? I am quite surprised to hear that--I had always heard and/or assumed it was not dissimilar to replacing a flat tire.

So here's another question then--if there's not a working kidney in there, does the non-functioning kidney it's taking over for just sort of wither away after a while? Will the working one "take over" and do the work and the bad one kind of atrophy? Is that kind of the idea here? It sounds reasonable, and indeed less traumatic to the body if that were the case.


Yup. The new kidney is attached to the iliac vessels in the pelvis, so the transplant operation never comes near the native kidneys. Additionally, a person with end stage renal disease may still have 5-10% of function, which is better than none, so it pays to leave them alone. Depending on the cause of the kidney failure, the native kidneys eventually atrophy and cause no problems. They are attached directly to the aorta, which tends to bleed a bit if you piss it off, so it makes sense to leave 'em alone. An exception would be polycystic kidney disease, where the kidney grow quite large and fill up the abdomen causing all sort of problems; these can be taken out.
 
2012-12-08 12:59:46 PM
Those two ladies have the same teeth.

Do you think they are actually related?
 
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