Sometimes It's Good to Get Shot


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tellner
March 9, 2006, 12:43 PM
Man is shot by robber. While operating doctor's find previously-undiscovered tumor.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2006/03/09/1479964-ap.html

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HighVelocity
March 9, 2006, 01:35 PM
I wonder if the tumor stopped the bullet. Now that would be incredible luck.
Ocassionaly we all get lucky. Sometimes it means more than others. In this guys case especially.

Still, I would not call getting shot lucky. Had he seen the Dr on a regular basis the tumor would have likely been discovered at some point anyway.

[conspiracy theory] maybe the guy new all along he had a tumor but didn't have insurance to pay for the operation so he bribed some crackhead to shoot him with a small caliber weapon in the area of the tumor while making it look like a robbery attempt, knowing Dr's would find it when going after the bullet. [/conspiracy theory] :neener:

Preacherman
March 9, 2006, 04:05 PM
I can see it now... I go for my regular checkup, and my Doc says "Just stand in that target frame - we have a new test for cancer!" :what:

:D

tellner
March 9, 2006, 04:36 PM
"You don't understand, Mr. Ellner. You're not getting a shot for your diagnosis. You're getting shot."

Jim K
March 9, 2006, 05:16 PM
A friend's mother suffered head injuries in an auto accident. While the doctors were examining her they discovered a brain tumor. She had no pain and showed no symptoms, but the doctors said that if it had been found even a year later it would have been inoperable. The woman is doing fine, and still talks about her "lucky accident."

Jim

.22-250
March 9, 2006, 05:20 PM
I can see it now... I go for my regular checkup, and my Doc says "Just stand in that target frame - we have a new test for cancer!"

Preacherman, trouble is your doc might shoot with a Barrett, mind you, good cure for constipation. :D :D

Nigel.

GunnySkox
March 9, 2006, 05:21 PM
So, the inevitable question: Is 9mm adequate if the BG has a big tumor?

:D :D :D

~GnSx

Jubei
March 9, 2006, 05:44 PM
And what caliber would a proctologist use?!?:what:


Jubei

middy
March 10, 2006, 10:49 AM
It doesn't matter what caliber rifle a proctologist uses, he'll just take you out with a butt-stroke. :uhoh:

HighVelocity
March 10, 2006, 11:40 AM
^^ So wrong and yet so true :eek:

Randy in Arizona
March 10, 2006, 11:42 AM
SICK HUMOR - I love it!:D

About thirty years ago a friend of mine got hit in the head in a minor mining accident. In the process of taking care of the skull fracture, the surgeon found a tumor in the bone of his skull in the area of the impact.

Sort of a mixed blessing, getting hit in the head with a 30 pound steel sheave block, and ending up better because of it. BTW, he had been having trouble taking a leak until he pulled out his baloon catheter while recovering from the anesthetic!:what: :what: :what: :what: :what:

exar
March 10, 2006, 01:13 PM
I had a buddy who was sitting on a porch and resting his back against the rail. The porch was in disrepair and not very safe, a point brought up by me and a few others. The rail gave way and as my buddy tried to wave his arms around like a chicken to regain balance, he fell about 13' on his back. He was ok except for a little constant pain. He found out at the hospital, after an x-ray, that he had a tumor on his spine. It was removed and he's ok. Funny to see how common this actually is.

HighVelocity
March 10, 2006, 01:18 PM
Funny to see how common this actually is.

No kiddin. I think I am going to have a tumor implanted away from any vital organs so if I ever get shot , fall from a high place or clobbered by a heavy object, the injury will only be where the tumor is.

Berek
March 10, 2006, 03:49 PM
I can see it now... I go for my regular checkup, and my Doc says "Just stand in that target frame - we have a new test for cancer!"



I know a few ppl that would... And I wouldn't miss 'em. It's a Darwinian thing...

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