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08 Dec 2012 02:05 AM   |   2606 clicks   |   Cape Cod Times
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Mr. Fuzzypaws    [TotalFark]  
Dislike.

07 Dec 2012 08:17 PM
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Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
+1 for steak and kidney pie.

07 Dec 2012 08:25 PM
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Apos     
Great story. Hits ya right *there*.

*back of the abdomen

07 Dec 2012 08:30 PM
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Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
I'd like to show my appreciation for Miss Gouveia and offer to donate some of my sperm to her.

/Preferably on her tits.

07 Dec 2012 08:50 PM
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FloydA    [TotalFark]  
i105.photobucket.com
What a live organ donor might look like

07 Dec 2012 09:32 PM
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Pud    [TotalFark]  
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?

07 Dec 2012 10:30 PM
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dark side of the moon    [TotalFark]  
My mom donated a kidney to the garbage can this past summer. It was cancerous. Good riddance.

07 Dec 2012 11:16 PM
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AbbeySomeone     
DNRTFA but I like to stock up. I'm in right?

07 Dec 2012 11:53 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
I'm holding out for a liver, thanks

*hic*

08 Dec 2012 01:28 AM
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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.

08 Dec 2012 02:17 AM
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Summoner101     
Interested:

i2.listal.com

08 Dec 2012 02:20 AM
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powhound     
Dislike: javascript denied

08 Dec 2012 02:21 AM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

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

08 Dec 2012 02:24 AM
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AssAsInAssassin     
I'll have two Good Humors, please.

08 Dec 2012 02:27 AM
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LordOfThePings     

powhound: Dislike: javascript denied


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

08 Dec 2012 02:40 AM
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thegod082     
I know there's a HOTY, but is there also a WHOTY -- for which subby is trying to contend, deep into the year?

08 Dec 2012 02:52 AM
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TommyymmoT    [TotalFark]  

Marcus Aurelius: +1 for steak and kidney pie.


Absolutely.

08 Dec 2012 02:57 AM
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Aquapope     

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"?"

08 Dec 2012 02:58 AM
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powhound     

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

08 Dec 2012 02:59 AM
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DrowningLessons    [TotalFark]  
DOCTOR GAVE ME A PILL AND A GREW A NEW KIDNEY!!

/it's a miracle these people ever got out of the 20th Century...

08 Dec 2012 03:03 AM
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Gyrfalcon     
I don't actually need another one--both mine are working fine...

08 Dec 2012 03:12 AM
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Fart_Machine     
www.spinetinglermag.com

/seems relevant

08 Dec 2012 03:32 AM
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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.

08 Dec 2012 03:50 AM
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Aquapope     

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..

08 Dec 2012 04:22 AM
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Jedekai     
Can I give it to my sister, the dialysis patient? Not funny? Oh...

...NOW YOU KNOW WHY I LAUGH AND MAKE CANCER JOKES.

08 Dec 2012 05:20 AM
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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.

08 Dec 2012 05:33 AM
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JuggleGeek     
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

08 Dec 2012 06:11 AM
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chico_suave     
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.

08 Dec 2012 06:50 AM
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KrispyKritter    [TotalFark]  

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.

08 Dec 2012 06:51 AM
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LordOfThePings     

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.

08 Dec 2012 06:58 AM
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A Screaming Man with Two-Toned Shoes     
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

08 Dec 2012 09:08 AM
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davin    [TotalFark]  

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.

08 Dec 2012 09:55 AM
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Meisaims     
Those two ladies have the same teeth.

Do you think they are actually related?

08 Dec 2012 12:59 PM
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