Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What's with all these non-essential internal organs?

When I was twenty I had emergency surgery for a blocked bowel. (I know, I know, too much information).

The surgeon told me that while they were there they took out my appendix for no other reason than they were there and there was some study that showed that after surgery the appendix might get infected and have to come out at a later date.

Ten years ago I was told that I had a spleen, but it wasn't working. No-one seemed overly concerned why

Eighteen months ago I had my gall bladder removed. Don't worry, I was told, you can live without it.

Today, during an ultrasound the technician asked me if I had had my spleen removed because she couldn't find it.

Couldn't find it?

So that's three.

Three organs I was born with, and do not have anymore, and apparently that's ok.

Not sure where the spleen went.

Maybe the aliens took it.

That makes as much, or more, sense than anything I am getting from the medical profession.

Who knew that the creator would make us with all these extraneous parts?

13 comments:

  1. I'm sure S/He didn't ... We just found a way to fuck up a perfect creation!
    Xxx
    Be well

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  2. We just don't know what they're for, yet.

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    1. I know, that thought is what makes me nervous.

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  3. He had a few extra bits left over so decided to chuck them into the mix for good measure!

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    1. oh my - I hope the creator is a little more organized than that.

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  4. Maybe it went at the same time as the gall bladder but they just didn't remember to tell you.

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    1. One would think they wouldn't leave out important information like that.....

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  5. Yikes, missing parts? Without my gallbladder I've become more sensitive to fats. My poor little liver is working overtime. :(

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    1. Me too. Ice Cream isn't fun anymore. ;(

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    2. Me too. Ice Cream isn't fun anymore. ;(

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  6. Unless they are redundant, like our tail bones.
    Scary observations, Mary-Anne!

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  7. talking about unnecessary organs, I have an aunt who underwent exams for back pain. They discovered she had a perfectly formed, even if not functiuning, third kidney.

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