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22 January 2013 @ 02:41 pm
do not collect them all  
A list of disposable organs, from most-easily disposed of to least:

1. appendix
2. gallbladder
3. a single kidney
4. a portion of the liver
5. stop there
 
 
 
Jacqueline Russell-Terrier: code monkey - hundredxhundredtikva on January 22nd, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
A single lung is also do-able. Not recommended, but do-able.
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on January 22nd, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
Good point!
Jacqueline Russell-Terrier: lolbrodieztikva on January 22nd, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Adenoids. Teeth. Spleen. Large portions of the reproductive system. Hair, but that probably doesn't count. :)

Limbs and eyeballs, but those often call for prosthetics afterwards.
born from jets!!!catness on January 22nd, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
Eeep. Yes, stop there!!!!
ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on January 22nd, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Or earlier!
Randy Smithrandysmith on January 22nd, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
"If I only had a brain ...."
Chipceo on January 22nd, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
I think I'd reverse 2 and 3.
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on January 22nd, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
I debated that!
The Hebrew Hammercock: pic#820100hammercock on January 23rd, 2013 04:42 am (UTC)
Really? I had my gall bladder out and it was pretty trivial. I don't miss it at all. Kidneys are a bitch to remove.
Renata Piper: lightbrainlyonesse on January 22nd, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
if you're under six, you'll do fairly well with lossage of up to one brain hemisphere. after that, not so much.

tonsils are quite survivably disposable throughout the lifespan.
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on January 22nd, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: the brain: Wow, really? That's fascinating!

Re: tonsils: I decided those aren't organs.
Renata Piper: brains skin horselyonesse on January 22nd, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
brains: yes. it's been done for intractable epilepsy. it generally results in some cross-side weakness, but not as much as you might think, and it beats having constant seizures, of course.

tonsils: glands aren't organs? okay. what makes something an organ?
What do you think we are, Monkeys on Sticks???goat on January 22nd, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
skin! (small portions, only, of course)
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on January 22nd, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
Indeed.
solopolistceelove on January 22nd, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
My uncle has very little of his colon left. People voluntarily have portions removed of the stomach, or for that matter, breast tissue.
wild, predictable abandon: me_laughing_bwcontessagrrl on January 22nd, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
DO NOT DO MORE THAN ONE.

(I URINATED AND I DID NOT FLUSH?)
Co-conspirator of Squee: fairymuffyjo on January 23rd, 2013 02:35 am (UTC)
tonsils? I don't see those on the list? Adenoids as well, I suppose.
it's a vain pursuit but it helps me to sleep: pic#4479692rezendi on January 23rd, 2013 03:03 am (UTC)
The spleen? (Peter Forsberg as an example...)
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drwexdrwex on January 23rd, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
Depends how one defines "organ" I suppose
I know a couple people who are surviving OK without a thyroid gland. I guess it depends a good deal on the amount of outside medical intervention one can access and tolerate.
harimad on January 23rd, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
Prostate.
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on January 23rd, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
My dad has half a pancreas, which I didn't know was an option until it was relevant! I don't know if you can do without the whole one, though.
fanwfanw on January 23rd, 2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
You can lose your whole colon, or your stomach, or your esophagus. You pretty much need your small intestine but not as much as you have, so you can cut out a few feet of that too.

One lung, one kidney, uterus and ovaries if you aren't using them. Thyroids replaceable with medicine now. Cheney went without a heart for about two years though it took a toll on him. You can go pretty bionic these days!
harimad on January 26th, 2013 12:33 pm (UTC)
Cheney went without a heart for about two years though it took a toll on him.

I can't decide which sarcastic political response I want most to use. There are two top contenders plus a gaggle of lesser contestents.
Vinnie Teslavinnie_tesla on January 25th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
Hammond B-3.
sarahshevettsarahshevett on January 27th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
An eye, an ear..