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21-12-2017, 11:10 AM
RE: Brain surgery
(21-12-2017 10:54 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(21-12-2017 10:24 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Wow. I hope your friend recovers and gets back his sense of taste. Does he have family at home to help him in his recovery?

I kinda had a little bit of the lack of taste with my sinus problems. My sense of smell still isn't great. But what an operation your friend is having!. Modern science is amazing.

He has everything he needs, his wife and two daughters, one of whom is a physician.

Yes, it's quite the operation, performed at a research and learning hospital with the most advanced equipment and smart physicians. They do one of these a week, but the thing is that you don't know what you find when you get in there. Could be benign, could be nasty. The robotic part is very accurate, so the chances of a nasty tumor spreading are lower.

The nerves for smell and taste are not destroyed yet, they brought these senses back for a short while with antibiotics and steroids. (He used that short time to try to bulk up a bit). So there is a 50% chance he will get the senses back after the operation.

Is the operation being performed in Southern Oregon somewhere?

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21-12-2017, 11:15 AM
RE: Brain surgery
(21-12-2017 11:10 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(21-12-2017 10:54 AM)Dom Wrote:  He has everything he needs, his wife and two daughters, one of whom is a physician.

Yes, it's quite the operation, performed at a research and learning hospital with the most advanced equipment and smart physicians. They do one of these a week, but the thing is that you don't know what you find when you get in there. Could be benign, could be nasty. The robotic part is very accurate, so the chances of a nasty tumor spreading are lower.

The nerves for smell and taste are not destroyed yet, they brought these senses back for a short while with antibiotics and steroids. (He used that short time to try to bulk up a bit). So there is a 50% chance he will get the senses back after the operation.

Is the operation being performed in Southern Oregon somewhere?

No, they don't have any advanced hospitals here.

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21-12-2017, 11:18 AM
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I hope the surgery is successful and the recovery swift.
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21-12-2017, 11:19 AM
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Wow, that's scary stuff, I hope he gets better.

I am always in awe of what our medical professionals are capable of doing these days.

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21-12-2017, 11:43 AM
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21-12-2017, 11:47 AM
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(21-12-2017 11:19 AM)unsapien Wrote:  Wow, that's scary stuff, I hope he gets better.

I am always in awe of what our medical professionals are capable of doing these days.
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21-12-2017, 12:40 PM
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Maybe he will come out with super intelligence or automatically knowing another language.

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21-12-2017, 01:19 PM
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21-12-2017, 01:49 PM
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Hoping for the best for your friend Dom.

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21-12-2017, 05:10 PM
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(21-12-2017 12:40 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  Maybe he will come out with super intelligence or automatically knowing another language.

Well, one thing is for sure, he won't come back with stories of a bright light behind pearly gates and his ancestors waving at him - he's atheist.

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