* * Anonymous Doc: Wrong Liver

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wrong Liver

"So, your father is scheduled for surgery tomorrow -- I don't know if the surgeon has been by yet to answer any last-minute questions, but if you have any concerns--"

"I just hope this goes better than last time he had surgery."

"What happened last time?"

"They removed the wrong liver."

"He only has one liver."

"Well now he does -- that's right."

"No, he only started with one liver.  There is only one liver."

"Now, sure.  They didn't even apologize."

"They couldn't have removed the wrong liver.  People have one liver.  And his liver wasn't removed."

"Not the remaining one, no -- I should hope not!"

"He did not have his liver removed."

"Not this one.  The other one."

"He only has one liver."

"Exactly, that's what I'm trying to tell you."

"No, there's something confusing here -- when you're born, you have one liver.  Just one."

"So then you know what he's gone through."

"I'm not talking about me.  I'm talking about everyone.  One liver.  There's no wrong one and right one.  There's just one."

"His was the wrong one."

"Okay, forget it -- that's not even the surgery we're talking about.  You know that he's having surgery on his left hip tomorrow, right?  The surgeon explained it."

"And how many hips will he have afterwards?"


  1. Hip surgery for the father, brain surgery for the family member.

  2. Who is on first.
    What is on second.
    I Don't Know is on third.

    Does that help?

  3. Actually, my father had some weird problems a couple of years back, a full body scan revealed a mass in his chest, and when they took it out they discovered that he somehow had a second liver.....
    The doctors said that they wanted to publish it, but I don't know if they did in the end or not.