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Date: 12/03/08 09:02 AM

27 Responses to Surgery By Text Message

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    canaryellow Female 13-17
    422 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 1:57 am
    Link: Surgery By Text Message - British surgeon amputates teenage boy`s shoulder in Congo with instructions texted from a friend in London.
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    D3 Male 13-17
    725 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 9:05 am
    WOW...
    The kid had an 80% chance of dying and the instructions to the surgeon were sent by text message, He`s pretty lucky that he lived!
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 9:05 am
    "Mr Nott, who treated Tony Blair after a health scare in 2003"
    whyyyy is that relevant >.<

    but wow, amazing :O

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 9:14 am
    Text message? Meh. Now, if he had`ve sent instructions by smoke-signal, I`d be impressed.
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 9:17 am
    imagine if hes phone lost signal half way through surgery o.O ... oh lawd
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 9:19 am
    :O heard about this on the radio this morning
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2008 at 9:23 am
    vv Heard about it on the radio? Meh. If you had`ve received the news by semaphore, I`d be impressed.
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    Dahnish Male 13-17
    64 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 9:26 am
    This is one of those things which you neither have a good or bad thing to say lol!
    ALL I can say is.. WOW! =P
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 9:40 am
    Sounds like he works in a pretty fun place.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
    2245 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 9:41 am
    completely off topic but did anyone else notice the picture of brad pitt with a mustache on the side bar. that gave me a good chuckle. and i`m not that surprised that these people used a form of communication for communication.
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2008 at 9:57 am
    Yeah I saw that picture Amaq. I thought he was wearing lipstick until I read the caption.
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    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 10:35 am
    :)
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    Hi, David`s phone here. David doesn`t have AT&T, so he has no bars here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Those surgical instructions from London? We won`t be getting those.

    Hey look, I just wrote a commercial!

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    See old people, text messages are useful. I get useful ones all the time
    *looks in history*
    "Lmaooo haha ttyl I gatta do something <3"
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    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 12:24 pm
    Jasonbobdude, since the surgeon in the dem. rep. congo called London, it should go more like this:

    Beep, Meirion`s phone. Meirion doesn`t have AT&T, so he has no bars here in this pub. So about that text message you sent saying that you needed surgical instructions to save a young boy`s life? Yeah, we won`t be getting that. Good luck! (For the best coverage, switch to AT&T).

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    eggsnham Male 13-17
    1140 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    remind me to not go near hippos
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    You know what i thought this was going to be?

    Text messege: "i think the next person that comes in you should amputate thier shoulder, Tb, lol"

    Surgeon: Ha! ok!

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    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    And just look how happy he is without that pesky arm bogging him down.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    imagine getting that text
    "How do i amputate shoulder?"
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    xdonutx Female 13-17
    223 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    This may be a dumb question but, uh..why didn`t he just call him?
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    Wow, this is more dramatic than Grey`s Anatomy.
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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    December 3, 2008 at 10:16 pm
    geez, man, that doctor`s balls are gigantic titanium orbs...hes a badass
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    December 4, 2008 at 2:51 am
    "geez, man, that doctor`s balls are gigantic titanium orbs...hes a badass"

    Agreed, Epic brass balls. Im really curious what the messages actually were.

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    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
    421 posts
    December 4, 2008 at 6:10 am
    anyone else think its a little funny that the boy got bit by a hippo?
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    nfnfnf Female 18-29
    40 posts
    December 4, 2008 at 8:16 am
    "This may be a dumb question but, uh..why didn`t he just call him?"

    Eh....it is a dumb question because if you read the article you`d know that he hadn`t been able to contact his colleague by phone or email.

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    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    December 4, 2008 at 6:19 pm
    OMFG!! People using modern day technology to communicate. What will they think of next?
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    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    December 23, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    Strangely enough, hippos and be pretty vicious. This is actually the second story i`ve heard in which someone was injured by a hippo.

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