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Expanded Healing

 

I saw a cadaver dissection in which a man had heart surgery. As his body healed in life, scar tissue connected his heart and lung to his ribcage, so that when he breathed, they all moved as a single unit. This abnormal connection was a result of healing and contraction, connecting areas of the body that weren’t supposed to be connected, permanently restricting ribcage motion for the rest of his life. His heart beat, yes, but he sacrificed some freedom for healing.