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I hope you'll recover with little pain and lots more mobility.

-- helen (, December 07, 2001


I second that e-motion :)

-- Peg (, December 07, 2001.

Hopefully the doc did some work on her brain while she was "under", but I wish her well. Even knee-jerk commies deserve a pain free life.

Good Luck CHERRI!

-- Uncle Deedah (, December 07, 2001.

As one who has also been there (the pain part), ditto Deedah.

-- Oxy (, December 08, 2001.

Ditto, ditto, ditto. We're praying for ye, Cherri. Get better. :)

Speaking of getting better, how's Helen? Did she get over her bout of illness?

-- Stephen M. Poole (, December 08, 2001.

Thanks, Stephen, yes. In a way. I think our well is contaminated. Got to do something about rainwater seepage in there. We tend to get sick after heavy rain. The remarks about water safety clicked something for me. Need to get the well tested. In the meantime, we boil or get treated city water.

-- helen (, December 08, 2001.


Ouch, that's a bad one. The good news is, there are filters that can remove most of that stuff, and they're not that expensive.

The cheapest solution would probably be a .1 micron under-sink job, but it will reduce the water pressure considerably.

(Speaking from experience.[g])

-- Stephen M. Poole (, December 08, 2001.

Thanks again, Stephen. We need the water filter for sure. There are issues with the well that could affect resale value that still have to be addressed. We grew up on this place, and only lately it occurred to me how many, many bouts of intestinal gunch we grew up with, but not when we lived with chlorinated water in town.

(And Cherri, if you can read this, I'm praying for your speedy recovery.)

-- helen (, December 08, 2001.

Intestinal gunch, Helen? Eeewwwww!!!

Cherri, hope you have a speedy recovery.

-- Pammy (, December 08, 2001.


Post-op is no fun. I hope your full recovery makes the nastiness of the knife and the drugs all worthwhile. Get well soon.

-- Little Nipper (, December 08, 2001.

Get back here soon Cherri. Anita has tried to keep up, but it is just not the same with yoyr particular slant.

(BTW - Stephen - Didn't know you were a ditto-head)

-- SteveOH (, December 08, 2001.

Cherri lives in Seattle doesn't she?

Friday December 7 7:18 PM ET

Seattle Hospital Admits Instruments Left in Patients

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Even the best surgeons occasionally leave foot-long metal instruments inside their patients -- though it happens very rarely, officials at a Seattle hospital said on Friday.

Just days after announcing they were paying a tumor patient $97,000 for leaving a retractor inside him after surgery, the University of Washington Medical Center said similar accidents happen about once a year.

Specifically, the hospital said four similar accidents had occurred there since 1997, or about once every 12,000 operations.

As a doctor stitches up an abdomen, he gradually pushes the patient's bowels back in, leaving just a tiny portion of the retractor extending from the incision, said Carlos Pellegrini, chairman of the surgery department at the university, as he demonstrated on a mannequin for reporters.

``As you can see it is relatively easy to leave this instrument in an incision like this,'' Pellegrini said.

The hospital on Tuesday said it apologized to Donald Church, 49, for leaving a 13-inch retractor inside him for 30 days in June 2000, despite his complaints about pain.

Hospital officials now plan to hire extra nurses to count retractors to ensure no more are left behind.

Until now, the hospital has counted needles, sponges and other small surgical items, but not larger instruments, of which doctors might use as many as 600 in a single surgery.

-- (don't forget @ your scalpel. doc), December 08, 2001.

Hurry back Cherri. You have a job to do here!!

-- Debra (, December 09, 2001.

Cherri's home and recuperating. I've already seen her responding to a forum with less um..."friendly" fire. My job as fill-in is done, and I can't be any happier about that. If Flint gets surgery, somebody else will have to post that tired old argument about starting with the conclusion and working backward for the facts.

-- Anita (, December 09, 2001.

Cherri, I hope you recover fully and hurry on back here. I don't know what the problem was, though -- hope it wasn't serious.

-- Eve (, December 09, 2001.

I doubt that Cherri will want to return when she is repeatedly insulted by rightwingers and even Libertarians like Unk, unless she is a glutton for punishment and abuse. This forum is becoming like the one supervised by Chuck the Night Driver, where any views other than the extremely narrow-minded rightwing mindset are greeted with vitriolic hostility and intolerance.

-- (censored@by.intolerance), December 09, 2001.

This forum is becoming...

Where have you BEEN? LOL. This forum [or even the previous two] were NEVER havens for Liberals or Centrists. Cherri knows that, as do I and the few other folks who see life left of Attila the Hun.

-- Anita (, December 09, 2001.

From the right, one vote for Anita.

-- Oxy (, December 09, 2001.

Come on, Anita. I consider myself a solid centrist and I've never felt remotely uncomfortable at this forum or the two previous ones. You may consider me somewhat right of center, well no matter. I can't believe you'd classify me as a hun.

And look at lars. Also no hun, and nobody is cramping his style.

-- Peter Errington (, December 09, 2001.

LOL! A centrist! Haa haaa haa haaa haa!!

You and Lars might be "centrist" compared to Adolph Hitler, but in the US you are extremely narrow-minded conservatives.

-- bwahaha (gimee@break.), December 09, 2001.

Which would be their Constitutional right. Just as it is your right to disagree with those opinions.

Isn't America great?

-- Jack Booted Thug (, December 09, 2001.

Disagreeing is one thing, but the kind of insults spewed upon Cherri by rightwingers are indicative of nothing but ignorant hatred.

-- (erase@the.hate), December 09, 2001.

To bwahaha:

There is a sub-species of fool which throws around Nazi references like confetti.

-- Peter Errington (, December 10, 2001.

There is a sub-species of fool which throws around Nazi references like confetti.

Kindof like Commie references are thrown, dontcha think?

-- Anita (, December 10, 2001.


Yes indeed.

-- Peter Errington (, December 10, 2001.

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