Talk:2147: Appendicitis

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started a very brief explanation. I'm unsure what actual medical procedure the "salting of the abdomen" is supposed to refer to.Bischoff (talk) 17:16, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

probably refers to this: Salting the earth. 17:23, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

I suspect it refers to the saline lavage at the end of the surgery - isotonic saline is used to wash out any remnants of pus that might cause a new infection. 09:46, 11 May 2019 (UTC) Not a medical expert, but could this be cancer? “That Guy from the Netherlands” (talk) 18:14, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

my guess is appendicitis (as that is the title of the comic). 18:28, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Randall was supposed to appear at an Adam Savage book release event Tuesday night, but the host reported he was in the hospital recovering from Appendicitis, so I amended the comment about the possibility to make it certain. MAP (talk) 19:41, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Is this reported somewhere, like in the news or on Twitter? 19:54, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Do you know where was this reported? I've searched for it but I haven't found it yet. If you have the link I can add it to the explanation. Herobrine (talk) 20:39, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
It was announced on stage at the book signing (and I was really looking forward to Randall and Adam interacting), but I don't know anywhere else it may have showed up.MAP (talk) 06:26, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

"Zapped you with energy beams" sounds like it's referring to X-rays, rather than MRI. 20:17, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Close, contrast CT is more common for diagnosing acute appendicitis, which is basically X-rays, but more of them 04:30, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Also sure it is not a reference to MRI but to x-rays, probably in the form of a CT. It does not fit with energy beam, putting the patient in a magenetic field and using radio frequencies... I will correct this. --Kynde (talk) 13:00, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

This is a little weird to me. Five years ago a bout of appendicitis led to a cancer diagnosis for me. There was, indeed, a sword, biological and chemical weapons and a salting of my interior to prevent further growth. I hope Randall is okay. KevinLeeC (talk) 20:20, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Appendicitis is not linked to cancer, but when you open a patient up, there is the chance the doctors discovers a so far unnoticed cancer. I do not think this is the case here, and also since he makes this comic already he cannot be really bad off. But appendicitis is serious enough. --Kynde (talk) 13:00, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

I thought the title text referenced Randall mocking his internal organs in the comic. That's right, Jacky720 just signed this (talk | contribs) 21:08, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Ponytail has appeared in several comics as a doctor, should we add a corresponding category? Maybe a "Doctor Ponytail" or "Doctors" category. Herobrine (talk) 06:18, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

I think it is enough to have it mentioned in the ponytail page? --Kynde (talk) 13:00, 9 May 2019 (UTC)


Is there a subtle joke contained herein in that Dr. Ponytail has no appendages that don't appear as hooks? Or am I reading too much in to the discrepancy between her coat and hands as Randall just draws stick figures anyway? -- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think it's just Randall's standard stick figures, although I think Ponytail is making fists in panels 2 and 3, and raising a single finger in the last panel. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 15:51, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

We can't do this without @WikiDocJames

The only person who has the proper permissions to approve an explanation of this comic is Editor James '@WikiDocJames' Heilman, MD, Wikipedian and twitterer. 06:28, 10 May 2019 (UTC)