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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by hfb (74) on 2004.09.09 9:13 (#34183) Homepage Journal
    *ahem* it can cause esophageal cancer when left over time. At least as of a few years ago when it claimed my father's life after a year of slow, agonizing death, there's an almost 100% morbidity rate from this kind of cancer. Who knew all those years of heartburn and burping would kill him in the end.
    • Thank you for the concern, and I'm sorry about your father.

      When I said 'only GERD', I meant 'the less urgent GERD as opposed to the possibly-immediately-fatal heart attack'. The last time I went to my doctor with abdominal pain he spoke with me at length about this because he figures (rightly, I think) that someone as young as I with signs like these has enormous dietary issues to overcome.

      At the time he decided it sounded consistent with early diverticulitis, and checked for that (which turned out not

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