Re: Police: Man attempted own hernia surgery with butter knife
Originally Posted by Buddha
I know my duodenal ulcers used to paralyse me with pain when I was a child. I remember stuffing and eating the front page of the Irish Press in order to put something in my stomach .... it actually worked as the pains were muted! .... CJ Haughey was on that front page pontificating about the £pound's devaluation. I was only in the early 80s though that the diagnosis was made! I was a Toolmaker & Turner/Fitter in and engineering works and had actually drawn up plans to make a tool that I could use to make an incision just above my stomach where the pain was - and cut out whatever was still causing me agony!
Luckily though I collapsed while taking my 12-year-old son home from the library - he took me to the nearest doctor on that road. It was a young doctor and he put me on a drugs program ... basically an anti-bacteria + an anti-biotic along with a souped up Bisodol tablet every day for 6 weeks .... .... after that it was one Zantac a day for about 6 months and I haven't looked back since. After treatment ended X-rays with Barium meal showed a huge amount of scar tissue on my stomach walls.
From my memory of being in the Irish Defence Forces about one-third of soldiers appeared to have ulcers! And it appears many stomach ulcers are caused by living in bad conditions! The industrial schools were ratty - so were some of the military barracks!
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