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Something positive from something negative

Published:January 19, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2022.11.009
      Most know that someone who looks for something positive in every negative event will often be disappointed. Yet, many of us continue to seek the silver lining of dark clouds despite the odds. It brings to mind the joke about the parents of a child that they felt was too optimistic, so they gave the child a pile of manure as a birthday gift in an attempt to help the child realize that life isn’t always positive and happy. To the parents’ surprise, the child gleefully thanked the parents and started happily shoveling through the gift. When the parents asked why, the child answered joyfully, “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”

      Abbreviation:

      FCSEMS (fully covered self-expandable metal stent)
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