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That sinking feeling in your stomach
I'm so glad this story wasn't round about the time of my abdominal operation in 2002. Cautiously watching the big scar with the stitches across it whenever I moved much kept me occupied quite a bit.


A man recovering from a stomach operation had to be rushed back into hospital after his innards "fell out" when his wound burst.

George Sternat, of Cairns, Australia, had just had surgical staples removed from his abdomen. Cancer patient Mr Sternat was relaxing in his garden when he screamed out in pain, the AFP news agency reported.

His partner Cheryl Orme said he shouted: "Get the ambulance, my stomach fell out..
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