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    So I survived hernia surgery and I'm back at work starting today. It has been exactly 3 weeks since I was out. I have to take it easy for another 3 weeks and I should be in the clear. They actually found 3 hernias, not just the one they went in there to fix. I appear to be no worse for wear, but...
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    So for those of you who do not know, I had intestinal surgery back in June due to being riddled with infection via diverticulitis. While they were poking around in there, they noticed I also have an umbilical hernia, meaning my intestines have poked through the muscle layer and are tangled up...
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    Just in case anyone doesn't know. I have developed chronic diverticulitis, which is going to require surgery. It has significantly slowed my roll, and I have lost 60 pounds in the last few months. I am scheduled for surgery in about 10 days, so I may again become scarce for a while. I'll try to...
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    Members of PerC, I regret to inform you that my left lung has collapsed and I am currently in the hospital undergoing treatment. This is my third collapsed lung. Last year my right lung collapsed due to structural defects I was born with, and this May it collapsed again. I had laproscopic...
  6. INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    I am an INTJ and a medical student. I am having the hardest time debating what specialty I want to go in to. What it comes down to is picking a specialty based on enjoyment vs based on practicality. Specifically, should I be a: 1. Urologist (aka a penis/kidney surgeon) for $700k a year...
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