Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

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Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby cptmac » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:35 am

I was just curious who had what. I was super glued together, but I still see people being stapled. Thought I would take an unscientific poll.
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby AngelaW » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:43 am

I was stapled with both LARs. When I had my double mastectomy, I was glued. I like the glue better, I hate having staples removed.
Rectal Cancer Dx 11-2-06 Age 38
Stage IIIC 7/16 nodes +
5FU/Rads prior to LAR on 1-31-07
R/V Fistula 4/07
2nd LAR 5-4-07 plus colostomy
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby Joanne 814 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:49 am

I was stapled, and never wanted a pierced navel, however, in removing the staples, one stuck and due to that, it looks like my navel is pierced!!

Never been glued!!


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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby kimby » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:04 am

glue job for all 5 abdominal surgeries.

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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby KellyBelle » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:14 am

I was glued --once the glue starts peeling off, it's a great way to entertain yourself for an evening. :D
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby seussfan » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:17 am

I was stitched on the inside, then glued AND stapled. Then they took the staples out before I left the hospital.
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby scubatoy » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:31 am

Hubby was stapled and stitched on the inside, but glued on the outside. He was very thankful there was nothing to remove!
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby janey » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:41 am

I was stitched on the inside and stapled on the outside...over 50 of them, stopped counting after 50. kept a few of them. Still got the tiny staple marks down each side of the scar.
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby AugustWest » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:03 pm

Staples here, i believe around 40 or so.
i joked if i could have a couple shots of tequila prior to the nurse removing the staples.
She was kind enough to offer a "relaxant" and came back about 45 mins
later to pull'em all out.
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby jshell4871 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:09 pm

Staples, staples for all 7 of my c-sections too.

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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby NWgirl » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:25 pm

For my 2 c-sections I was glued - for my tumor removal surgery - which runs perpendicular to the c-section scar, I was stapled. In the end - the scars are very similar in appearance.
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby renee2u » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:39 pm

Okay... so I didn't have surgery where I'd need staples/glue for my cancer... I was super glued for my port... but my first baby was a c-section and I was stitched... (1983)... my appendectomy (1994) was stapled, my hysterectomy (1996) I was stapled... and then my port was super glued...

I like the super glue but I don't know about an abdominal super glue... I would think I would be constantly worried about everything falling out!! I remember that I felt like everything was going to fall out just after my c-section and hysterectomy!!

Renee :-)

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Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma Anal.. mets to Sacrum.
30 Radiation Treatments. 2 rounds of Mitomycin and 2 - 96 hour 5FU Treatments...
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby Gaelen » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:27 pm

internal dissolving stitches where needed
external stitches which had to be removed for JP drains (3 surgeries) and some of the ostomy work
and external staples, for 3 surgeries...

Highest staple count was 316 (primary tumor removal, colostomy, right angle liver resection scar and HAI pump implantation.

Standard joke to doctors--wouldn't a zipper have been more efficient?
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2/11 recurrence R lung, spinal bone mets - chemo, RFA lung mets
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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby Terry Miller » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:45 pm

Right now it's Staples 2----Glue 1. I just found out today that I need another hernia repair in the very near future....probably early November. I would imagine that Glue will tie it up at 2 apiece. I think my 6 pack abs are made out of plastic. The nice thing about staples is that it leaves a more impressive scar...more to talk about when you show up on the beach wearing a Speed-o.

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Re: Staples vs Super Glue unscientific survey

Postby beachmom » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:51 pm

Staples for 2 c-sections
Staples for 1 hysterectomy
Stitches for LAR
Staples for reversal
Glue for craft projects only :D
dx 10/07 Stage III Rectal Cancer
30 rds. rad. 6 rounds oxy and xeloda
LAR 1/08 temp ileostomy
3 rounds oxy and xeloda
Ileo takedown 9/08
dx Stage IV 11/08 2 liver mets. chemo 6 rds.
Liver resection 3/09 new mets 9/09 2nd resection 9/10 new mets 12/10

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