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What is This?

05/16/2016 11:21 AM

no It isn't WW2 nose artbe precise

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05/16/2016 11:28 AM

Oh boy, isn't this ever so cute. Now we will get 50 emails per day titled "what is this", with no way to tell them apart so that all the duplicates can be deleted. Thanks a heap.

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05/16/2016 11:32 AM

did you wake up on the wrong side of the coffin today?

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05/16/2016 11:42 AM

DNA?

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05/16/2016 11:45 AM

nope

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05/16/2016 11:53 AM

a projectile with its vortices....

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05/16/2016 11:59 AM

A cardiac stent.

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05/16/2016 12:31 PM

you're too far south

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05/16/2016 12:37 PM

a urological stent,..... I mean a brain stent. :-P

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05/16/2016 1:14 PM

actually..........strokes are no fun and the weapons to fight them in the ER have been few. more and more the stent/retriever I'm showing you is being used to actually grab the clot that's impairing blood flow in the 87% of folks experiencing a typical ischemic strok( a blockage within the vessel)unlike me the people who are candidates for this approach often walk out of a hospital days after being drpopped by a stroke so this is an awesome advance

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05/16/2016 4:53 PM

That was in your head?

No wonder you're always asking 'What is this?'

All kidding aside, hope you're ok.

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05/16/2016 5:54 PM

nope, my plumbing didn't get clogged, it ruptured. no type of stent would have helped. they cut my head open and made needed repair that way

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05/16/2016 5:56 PM

Embolism

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05/16/2016 6:14 PM

nope, it was an aneurysm that was unknown up to that point. when it burst dropped me, more than a month later I woke from a coma in an ICU.when I fist got there I went into surgery. they sucked a blood clot out and that triggered an additional stroke on the table. then I slipped into the coma. earlier today I posted a video on FB that was taken today of me walking over 35 feet with no assistance at all. I won't bore you with details but the list of "Nevers" the doctors gave me and my family. they continue to fall and I just keep getting better( I sent that video to my neurosurgeon and he replied, "thanks for proving me wrong, keep up the good work". I've had several surgeries and a couple more to go. at times I feel like the character on the old 70's show, The 6 million dollar man. "We have the technology, we can rebuild him"

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05/16/2016 6:23 PM

Aneurysm,,.. Actually that's what I mention to say... I'm glad the days over.

Sounds like a lot of fight in you.... Keep it up.

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05/16/2016 6:33 PM

thanks

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05/16/2016 7:02 PM

Good for you.

I came close to having an aneurysm myself about 10 years ago. I noticed something odd, got shuffled from one doc to another, then finally got to a neurologist who did an ultrasound and then immediately sent me to the ER. They found the problem, put me on blood thinners, and then waited to see if the problem fixed itself, which thankfully it did.

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05/16/2016 7:15 PM

you were very lucky, most people never know what hits them

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05/17/2016 2:10 AM

Good to hear you made it. Keep up the good work and keep knocking things off the list of Nevers!

I lost my aunt to one over 15 years ago. She wasn't feeling too good at work, but she stayed until her time off, then she hit a tree on the way home from work. She made it home and went to bed.

We also lost my mother in law to an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm two years ago. The aneurysm didn't burst, but the surgery to put in a stent caused her to bleed out. Bad call on the surgeon's part.

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05/17/2016 8:27 AM

Welcome to the survivors club. Mine was know but not considered at a high risk, less than 1/2% of rupturing. It did anyway, but it wasn't expected. Fortunately my scenario wasn't like yours. I was back at everything in 8 weeks after the "open head" surgery.

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05/17/2016 8:38 AM

thanks for sharing your story. the Reaper is the friend to no oneI've gone into surgery and had my brain exposed to the atmosphere 5 more times than anyone ever should. I plan on staying out of there!

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05/17/2016 8:43 AM

That sounds like a good plan, one I like to follow as well

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05/16/2016 12:02 PM

Looks like a medical stent maybe for blood vessel...

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05/18/2016 12:52 PM

Well seeing as we are in a BioMech thread I would have to say that it is an appendage grip used to exert tension on a joint to separate it during surgery.

In an electronic technician's toolbox it would be used to remove a vacuum tube from its socket.

If the terminal end were visible and had a loop to anchor it, it might be a "Kellum" wire, or rope grab used to remove tension either at the terminal end of a suspended wire or rope or at points along the wire or rope as required to reduce the weight being suspended at the point of suspension.

Essentially a Chinese finger torture put to good use!

WOW... I guess I should have read some of the replies before replying myself....

Congrats on being a Survivor!!!

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05/18/2016 1:09 PM

Fredsi's #10 post gave it away, at least for those of us who have seen the little spiral, especially given the scale.

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