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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/22/2012 3:51:25 PM
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My eyes are watering just thinking about it -- thank goodness for anesthetics is all I can say...

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kenish   8/22/2012 3:49:27 PM
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Many doctors are willing to do the procedure without anesthesia. I opted to go without and there were two times when it felt like bad stomach cramps for 30 seconds. The doctor forewarned when it was about to happen. It was totally tolerable, and I could have a celebratory cocktail right after which is a bad idea post-anesthesia. If the pain isn't tolerable you can change your mind during the procedure. Definitely something to ask about...I think it depends on the skill of the doctor.

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Battar   8/22/2012 8:22:56 AM
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I've had surgery under full anaethetics 4 times, it's literally like throwing an on/off switch. You just cut off in mid sentence. I suppose thats what its like being dead. As for individually targeted ads, maybe they would interest or entertain me rather than simply annoy. That would be an improvement, in fact.

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squarewheels   8/21/2012 10:06:52 PM
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I had my first 9 years ago; I'm due for my next anytime, I guess. I doubt I'll do the vodka thing, though. Anything that limits my speed or coordination is not something I want in that situation.

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Max The Magnificent   8/21/2012 7:36:50 PM
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I hadn't read this, but it sounds identical to my own experience... The vodka thing is a good tip because they said I had to come back in 5 years and this was about 3 years ago...

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squarewheels   8/21/2012 7:28:24 PM
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Any time a colonoscopy is mentioned, I feel it obligatory to point out Dave Barry's column about his experience: http://www.miamiherald.com/2009/02/11/v-fullstory/427603/dave-barry-a-journey-into-my-colon.html

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Max The Magnificent   8/21/2012 7:25:35 PM
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Once you've sunk your teeth into something, you really don't like to let go, do you? (grin)

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bcarso   8/21/2012 7:12:18 PM
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Thanks to Google: the passage about wisdom teeth begins on page 776, I presume in the hardcover edition.

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Max The Magnificent   8/21/2012 7:01:25 PM
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"The description of the before and after of the operating room scene is also quite delightful, with the afterwards having everyone looking exhausted and spattered with blood." Delightful indeed. That reminds me, I must call my dentist and arrange to have my regular checkup...

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Max The Magnificent   8/21/2012 7:00:24 PM
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Arrggghhh - that shows you I'm spending too much time thinking about silicon chips .. you are correct -- it is "Altered Carbon"

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