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My intrepid cardiologist referred a lot to 'cabbage'.


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CABG, cabbage...  if you're a CT surgeon, it's as green anyway ($$)

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

 

Any other kind of cabbage can give you gas, CABG just gives you agita (especially beforehand!)


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'Never had CABG and its glorious metal components, but I do have plates and pins in a forearm and an ankle. I had them installed in '91 and '92 (involuntarily), and have yet to set off an alarm in the airport.  I truly thought I would, but it has never happened, unless they know what it is and let it go...?

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...cabbage with a LIMA (although not a bean) - right April?  Speaking of, did you get one of those Johan??

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db, please esplain your avatar, if you would.


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April:  it is hard to see, but it is a PA catheter. I like the pulmonary/critical care stuff.

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Catheter? Aaargh!
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Not THAT kind

This one goes into the heart and out into the pulmonary artery.  They measure your heart's true blood pressure when properly positioned.

FYI, a catheter is just medicalese for a thin, flexible tube used to deliver fluids into or withdraw fluids from the body.
 
No doubt you're far too well acquainted with many types of 'em by now, John!  This is why it's the wise patient who makes friends with his nurses, because it's usually them doing most of the ... catheterizing. 
 
 I know, I know ... TMI! TMI!  Thanks for playing.

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Acquainted,yes----inured? I don't think so. The mere mention of that 'C' word sends me a whiter shade of pale.
I got the constant impression--when I had a catheter fitted,that someone was taking the piss out of me.
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April thank you for all your information. If you ever come up east to NY/Long Island I would kill to have you on the North Shore staff. Do you take GHI? And John let's puts this to bed. My surgery had it's problems but I went back to work way too early and I lift stuff(postal related). If the bands comes back to New York to play The Nokia(Awesome show!) Look for me in the crowd downing plavix and drinking Johnny Walker Black yelling for"One More Red Nightmare" ,unless I get a pass I'll be VERY quiet except for a slight mumur(my ticker).



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I think a Foley injury would scare me more than the PA catheter     ...this is where you hope to have the nice nurse, thank you April....        Don
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Well John -- it was doing exactly that ... passively, of course

Stentboy -- what's GHI? 

If you're ever in the unfortunate position (fnar) of needing said netherregions catheterization procedure, good advice when your nurse comes in to remove it ... excited though you may be to see it depart, make sure they bring in a syringe (sans needle) to DEFLATE THE BALLOON FIRST!!!!!  You don't even wanna know ...

I will say that one of the most satisfying moments in my entire nursing career was when I was called upon to catheterize a US Senator.  I was tempted to inflate the balloon PRIOR to insertion.  It's not often one gets to stick it to them in return -- literally.  Schadenfreude, indeed.  I'm smiling just thinking about it.

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....ok, now I'm scared.

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My brother has a steel plate in his leg and hip from when he was hit by a car and he cannot go through any type of security screening without it going off. 

Both my brother and father, who had a hip replacement, cannot go through an MRI machine either because of the hardware. 



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