tumor

3 Apr

Today I held a tumor the size of a cantaloupe in my hand.  We removed it from a little person the size of a watermelon.

My mouth only sort of dropped when the surgeon said something to the effect of “It’s always a good thing when these surgeries turn out to be anticlimactic.”  ???  We just removed 35% of this kid’s body weight in tumor!  Point being: the kid’s going to be fine.  Isn’t medicine the best?

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One Response to “tumor”

  1. ericrosoff April 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    If there were a surgeon here (is there?), I think she’d make a subtle correction: isn’t SURGERY the best? For all the crap we give them for their large personalities, they perform pretty effective remedies for many diseases.

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