Post-op 8-limbed girl 'doing well'

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    Post-op 8-limbed girl 'doing well' - CNN.com

    Post-op 8-limbed girl 'doing well'



    BANGALORE, India (CNN) -- Two-year-old Lakshmi Tatma, an Indian toddler born with four arms and four legs, made her first public appearance Tuesday, a week after surgeons in India successfully removed her additional limbs.

    Lakshmi, wearing a plaster cast on her legs to keep her feet up and her legs together to help her wounds heal, was carried into a news conference Tuesday as her doctors announced she was being released from intensive care.

    "She is coping very well," lead surgeon Dr. Sharan Patil said. "She is being carried around by her mother and her father."

    Several of her doctors, all of them smiling, described her recovery over the past week "very steady and good progress," one saying she is "out of the woods" as far as serious medical issues are concerned.

    The operation a week ago lasted 27 hours and involved a team of some 30 surgeons, all specialists in pediatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and plastic surgery, working in eight-hour shifts.

    Lakshmi's extra limbs were part of a conjoined twin which stopped developing in the womb. It had a torso and limbs but no head, and was joined to Lakshmi at the pelvis.

    Doctors said that without the surgery, Lakshmi would have been unlikely to survive beyond early adolescence.

    The surgery involved the removal of the extra limbs and the repositioning of Lakshmi's organs.

    When Lakshmi was born into her poor, rural Indian family, villagers in the remote settlement of Rampur Kodar Katti in the northern state of Bihar believed she was sacred. As news of her birth spread, locals queued for a blessing from the baby.

    Her parents, Shambhu and Poonam Tatma, named the girl after the Hindu goddess of wealth who has four arms. However, they were forced to keep her in hiding after they were approached by men offering money in exchange for putting their daughter in a circus.

    The couple, who earn just $1 a day as casual laborers, wanted her to have the operation but were unable to pay for the rare procedure, which had never before been performed in India.

    After Patil visited the girl in her village from Narayana Health City hospital in Bangalore, the hospital's foundation agreed to fund the $200,000 operation.
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    Planning for the surgery took a month, Patil said, and Lakshmi spent that month in the hospital.

    Many villagers, however, remained opposed to surgery and were planning to erect a temple to Lakshmi, whom they still revere as sacred.
     
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    Unless one of these limbs is a large penis, I fail to see what the fuck this has to do with this forum.

    For Chrissakes, enough already of the cut and paste medical news.
     
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    'Project Runway' returns to 'make it work'


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    NEW YORK (AP) -- Soup or salad for lunch? Heidi Klum ponders the issue as a waiter stands by.
    [​IMG] "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum and experts Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia are ready for the fourth season.



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    "I'm a Gemini," she notes. "I can never make up my mind." Then she does. Salad.
    This would seem to be a rare lapse -- as a judge on "Project Runway" (as well as a co-creator, executive producer and its host), she certainly has no problem rendering a verdict on each design offered by contestants on the show, which returns for its fourth season Wednesday at 10 p.m EST on Bravo.
    "I judge clothes from my perspective, and I've been in the business for a long time," says the 34-year-old German-born supermodel/designer/personality/entrepreneur.
    "I started in '93 and I've worn a lot of things, from really cheap things to really expensive things. Things that I didn't know which way to get into them -- I had instructions, and two people helped me. Or things so big and overwhelming I can hardly stand in them: 'Take the picture, 'cause I'm gonna fall over.' And when I'm not on a runway or in front of a camera, I need conventional clothes too."
    As she settles in for lunch with a reporter, she has just come from presiding at a "Project Runway" fashion preview across the street at Lincoln Center. There, the season's 15 contestants were introduced, each presenting several creations while music throbbed and cameras flashed.
    Then Klum threw a black satin trenchcoat over her little blue number and made her way through raw weather to the restaurant. She stays bundled up, but in the coat with playful ruffled trim and four-leaf-clover earrings from her own design collection, Klum still radiates style.
    "Fashion makes us all individuals," she says, her chattiness flavored by her faint accent and occasionally bumpy syntax. "At the end of the day, maybe it's not all that free of a country. You can't do this, you can't do that" -- her smoker friends can't light up anywhere, it seems -- "but you can wear what you want to wear."
    "Well, you can't go naked," she acknowledges.
    This "Project Runway" season was shot in Manhattan last May during a marathon of design challenges, runway judgings and systematic banishment of 12 contestants. Ever since, all 15 contestants have been living with the secret of who's already out.
    The season will conclude with the three finalists showing their designs during New York Fashion Week in February. Klum and her fellow judges, designer Michael Kors and Elle magazine fashion director Nina Garcia, will choose the winner, who gets $100,000 to start a fashion line.
    "Project Runway" turns fashion's creative process into a high-stakes competition, waged under pressure-cooker conditions and unfolding in plain sight under the guidance of fashion guru Tim Gunn, whose by-now-famous catch phrase exhorts the contestants to "make it work."
    Obviously, the concept for the show is inspired. But Klum says some serious tweaking was required to make that work. One early idea called for the contestants to find ordinary people to model their creations for the judges.
    "We thought of having them run around and ask people on the street, 'Hey, do you want to participate in this fashion show we're doing?' "
    And, Klum adds, initially she didn't mean to be host. Not until Bravo asked.
    What did it matter, she figured -- one more thing for her to do? "I need to be doing different things," she declares. "I'm always on the next thing already."
    But everything isn't devoted to career. Klum makes it clear that her favorite roles reside in her private life: as wife (to the pop star Seal) and mother (to their two young sons and a daughter by former boyfriend Flavio Briatore).
    A couple of days earlier, she and Seal had flown to New York from their Los Angeles home. But with TV writers on strike, her packed publicity schedule has been trimmed by one item: taping an appearance that afternoon on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."
    "I was like, 'OK, "Conan" is not happening? Get me on an earlier flight!' My husband's still here, but I'm gonna go home and see the children. Usually, we don't leave them behind. When I did 'Project Runway' we all moved to New York for five weeks."
    Now, with the new season finally reaching the air, Klum can't help but marvel at her series' enduring success.
    "We had no idea what we were gonna fall into when we started," she says. "But I go really open into things. I always try. We're here, we might as well make the most out of it. And that's what I tell the contestants: 'This is your chance to show yourself. Show your talent to everybody. Do it!' "
     
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    Don't be such a loser. Take your anger elsewhere. What do these topics have to do with this forum.......

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    As my amigo FindFireFox told you very clearly on the last thread you created: the difference is people posted them with an OPINION about them. They don't just spam the forum by finding irrelevant articles, and cutting and pasting them on here. It's lame, but you just won't get it.

    Like this:

    S&P reports mortgage turmoil to worsen in 2008

    The credit rating agency says mortgage bank earnings will suffer next year as the fallout of the subprime debacle continues.

    November 13 2007: 5:33 PM EST
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones/AP) -- The chaos in the mortgage markets is only going to get worse in 2008 and will put a dent in U.S. mortgage bank earnings, according to a report released Tuesday by Standard & Poor's.
    Next year will be the worst for mortgage bank earnings since the 1990s, the ratings agency said.
    "Negative home price trends, the shutdown of the subprime mortgage market and the continued weak state of the mortgage capital markets all translate into lower growth for the mortgage industry," said Victoria Wagner, a credit analyst with S&P.
    Loose lending standards, especially to people with shaky credit, are at the heart of the problem. During the period from 2003 to 2006, nonprime mortgage originations increased 150 percent, Alt-A originations rose 550 percent and second-lien home equity loans went up 133 percent, while conforming loans saw a 47 percent decline in originations, S&P said.
    In 2007, mortgage correction has curtailed origination activity, with a 21.9 percent drop in originations in the third quarter. Through the first nine months of 2007, $1.980 trillion of mortgages were originated, down 12.4 percent from the first nine months of 2006. Some estimates show a 20 percent drop in originations in the fourth quarter, S&P said.
    Originations in 2008 will plummet further, possibly not exceeding $1.5 trillion, S&P said.
    Such a drop will affect the profitability of the mortgage banking business.
    Weak underwriting standards for subprime lending in 2006 will also plague the adjustable-rate mortgages that are due for reset in 2008, the report said. About half a trillion dollars' worth of these ARMs are to reset to a higher mortgage rate as their two-year teaser rate period comes to an end.
    The severity of losses in subprime and the slightly better Alt-A mortgages, as well as in mortgage-related securities coupled with higher delinquencies and credit costs, translates into "dim prospects for mortgage banking profitability in 2008," the report said.
    "The financial institutions most affected by the credit repricing and market turbulence have been specialty mortgage finance companies, mortgage concentrated franchises - either in lending or capital markets - and lenders that rely heavily on structured finance for funding," S&P said.
    This has resulted in a spate of negative ratings actions, which are likely to continue, it said.
    Large, diversified financial institutions that have plentiful capital and the ability to shift risk exposure may be the only ones able to offset mounting mortgage finance pressures, S&P said
     
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    NJGT does is all the time.

    Income Disparity between white, black families grows

    It's just articles we find interesting and want to share with others who may have not seen them. I thought the story about that cute little girl with 8 limbs was so inspirational and amazing. It appears I can't do anything to make you happy, not that I'd want to. I'd offer you sex but that wouldn't make you happy either. :tongue:
     
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    there is a reason it this is in the et cetera, et cetera forum. dont mind the trolls italian.
     
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    It takes a dweeb to disrupt a thread.

    I thought the kid might be given godhood status in India. I saw a photo, and realized it was an incomplete twin developement.

    Yeah, such things are scary for parents.

    Just be glad for a good outcome.

    There are any number of things in tis website that don't deal with seven + inches. Like the fantasy forums about who wants to fuck whomever....there's real, and there is speculation.

    I like real. I can reflect upon it from my expereience.

    I can also speculate.
     
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    I post irrelevant shit all the time. :tongue:

    Thank you for sharing this story, I hadn't heard about it before now... it's really interesting! I hope that poor girl can grow up strong and healthy like she deserves.
     
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