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Intestine transplant an Australian first

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posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 07:37 AM
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Intestine transplant an Australian first


www.theage.com.au

WHEN he woke up this morning, Brendan Cole asked the nurses to pinch him. He could hardly believe he was alive.

On Friday night, Mr Cole, 32, was disembowelled, the organs removed from his abdomen. He woke up after what doctors say is Australia's first intestine transplant, a 12-hour operation at Austin Health.

A doctor showed Mr Cole pictures on his phone of the new intestine. Mr Cole, who was groggy but awake yesterday, said: ''It honestly brought tears to my eyes. It's something that I
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posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 07:37 AM
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Brendan Cole's dream of marrying his sweetheart Kirrily Dougherty has become a reality.

An intestinal transplant! What a helluva great medical and surgical breakthrough!

Surely beats Obamacare in which the transplantee will have to die...

www.theage.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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He had better treat that woman well. She has endured quite a bit of hardship to stand by his side. You could not ask for a better mate than that.

Far, far too many people do not see what love and devotion can bring to your life, the rewards is carries. That is a shame. Without my beautiful wife of 15 years, I am unsure I would be even 1/4 the man I am now. We truly are meant to find others to make us better.

Kudo's to her, and lots of hope for him.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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The doctors pulled out the old intestine and said:

"thats not an intestine"

"this is an intestine"

(add Austrailian accent)



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:51 PM
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Are you serious? It is 2010 and Austrailians had to leave the country to get transplants, and you take a hit at Obamacare?



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