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Question??? [False memory of House episode] 
1st-Jan-2008 11:25 am
I need some help here.  Apparently, I've got a false memory of a House episode in which a young man has several fingers severed in some sort of accident.  He is also a heavy smoker, and is denied replantation surgery based on that.  He promises to quit smoking immediately, and the fingers [I believe they were cadaver fingers] are successfully attached.  But he and his wife? girlfriend? return several weeks later, and the fingers are turning black, dying.  Turns out that his addiction to smoking was  stronger than the risk of losing his fingers.

blackmare_9   doesn't recall this ever happening in House.  But I'm certain that I saw, or read, about this incident somewhere.  Does anyone else recall this incident on TV, in a movie, or perhaps a book?

Full disclosure--as I am a smoker, and have been obssessing worried about a serious, stupidly self-inflicted injury to my only functional hand since prior to Christmas, it's entirely possible that I dreamed the whole thing.  But... I really think I saw this somewhere. 

Oh, almost forgot--HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!
12th-Jan-2008 01:53 am (UTC)
Happy New Year! The closest thing I can think of that comes to that is an accident profiled on 'Medical Incredible' where a construction worker was working with heavy tripwire and it retracted and ripped all four fingers off his right hand. I don't remember him being a heavy smoker, but they made history by transplanting two of his toes onto his hand to replace the middle and ring finger they couldn't salvage. He only has half a pinky and his index was salvaged, thanks to leeches controlling the clotting and infection.

Could your dream-life have channeled that at some point?

And you know I'm about to politely ask you to stop smoking, as I enjoy your presence here on earth and all. And, really, your favorite character is an oncologist! *laughs incredulously*

*edited because transposing words just makes things difficult*

In other news, I have a question about what other kinds of television you watch. I just started watching the airings of NCIS on USA and wonder if you watch that because you know how I love obscure crossovers and...well...the idea's there if you want to tell me anything about it.

I had to find a way to cheer myself up because I think you know I live in Michigan and Lake Erie is in danger of dropping anywhere from three to six feet by 2066, which scares the hell out of me. It's already our lowest level lake. *sighs*

Could I ask you to read this particular journal entry, because I'd really, really appreciate your advice.

And, hey, did you ever find that draft of 'Found, parts one and two' that you read and con/crit'ed for me?

Edited at 2008-01-24 09:18 pm (UTC)