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I Am Going to Have Lap Band Surgery

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    I found out I had scoliosis when I was 11 years old, my curve was too serious to be fixed with a brace so my family opted for the surgery when I was 12. Since I was a child when I...
    elliehill33 elliehill33 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm currently sitting in the plastic surgeons offices waiting for my blood to be changed to platelet rich plasma gel...getting injections under my eyes and plumping my cheeks to...
    wrecked85 wrecked85 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am 26 years old and I have chronic pancreatitis with a surgery coming up. My story started 2.5 years ago when I had a snowboarding accident. When I fell I hit my abdomen pretty...
    christine921 christine921 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Look, everybody says it's easy and such, and yet.. I'm quite afraid. I have never had surgery or any complicated thing about my health, so I'm just scared. Well, it's called...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I have wanted plastic surgery for years. I have never really been comfortable with my body. I want collagen in my lips and cheeks and I want to actually be able to have a butt. I...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have a heart surgery scar, gunshot wound, a stab wound, a slice wound, scars from torn skin from fights and I have scars from my 16 years of cutting.
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M Apr 9

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    This is exactly what happens to me and gets mis-labelled as 'anxiety' or whatever. http://www.bcepilepsy.com/files/Information_Sheets/All_About_Partial_Seizures.pdf All About...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    really wish i had read this posts before i had rotary cuff surgery 24 days ago. anybody that says RC surgery is not that bad has to be a miracle healer,nip & tuck freak, or...
    fivefingerdiscount fivefingerdiscount 41-45, M Mar 27

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
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    Had surgery on 2/7/14 on my right shoulder (my dominate side) the pain was bad especially the first night after the procedure once the nerve block wore off..... Had full tear...
    beaches24 beaches24 46-50, F Mar 26

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    I had a spinal fusion surgery from T-4 to L-5 6 months ago. The pain was pretty intense for the first few months. As of now, the pain is bearable but only if I take Percoset. The...
    babygirl8832 babygirl8832 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My name is Donna and I'm 43 years old. I had ear surgery on my right ear in October 2013 to repair a perforated eardrum; I was only supposed to be off work for about a week and...
    dlsmith728 dlsmith728 41-45, F Apr 2

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    My adopted mom reminds me of the movie "Mommie Dearest". She's a very cold, manipulating and narcissistic woman. Wasn't long ago on a Friday afternoon that she showed her true...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 31-35, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Endometriosis is a common gynecological diseases, it can be divided into two types: the external endometriosis and internal endometriosis. Due to different causes, symptoms, the...
    xydsunny xydsunny 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I'm about 3 weeks post op from a pretty minor rotator cuff surgery. I had bursitis caused by a flu shot gone wrong, and at some point over the course of about 4 months a...
    pchristensen pchristensen 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm 38 and I recently had a craniotomy for a colloid cyst. On Feb 19th of this year I had a headache so bad that I couldn't open my eyes and it made me sick to my stomach. I had...
    survivor2014 survivor2014 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    So I just had a dream about the zombie apocalypse. Well, kinda. There were zombies but it wasn't like the walking dead or something. They were pretty smart. Except, it was against...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Actually quite a few. Growing up near a city with a massive music scene it was kind of inevitable I guess. I grew up playing in them, but when I was younger they never lasted too...
    Grant0306 Grant0306 18-21, M Apr 2

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    Band Geek- I remember being in the marching band, it was the best part of my day in high school on most days :) I played the flute all throughout high school and some in middle...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 5

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    I get reconstruction surgery July 16th!!! SO excited, but not being able to play field hockey because of it is going to suck. I'm terrified of going under but I don't even care...
    marinagrace marinagrace 13-15, F a week ago

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    I am 18 years old and I tore my ACL in February of 2013. 6 months in post surgery I found out i had OCD in my other knee. I had surgery on it 3 months later and am now 6 months out...
    kgdean6 kgdean6 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My husband has been drinking every single day for the last 17 years. I can count on one hand the number of days he has gone without drinking in the last 10 years. Two months ago I...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I am 20 years old and on Thursday I am getting my ovaries removed I have had 7 surgeries in the past 8 years to remove my ovarian cyst and they continued to come back. Im scared...
    valenballerina valenballerina 18-21 Mar 24

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    At my school, the band geeks are kind of cool. We are not considered socially awkward, and virtually nobody bullies us. I play oboe in concert band, saxophone in jazz band, and...
    gracetheface gracetheface 13-15, F Mar 25

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    When I was about 4 my parents got a babysitter she was 20 and about 160 lb when my parents left she looked atme and said ok here is what is going to happen I'm going to have u lay...
    Crcsmothered Crcsmothered 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    My husbands suddenly gone from healthy to not healthy at all. He is scheduled for open heart surgery next week and I'm just shocked. We have been struggling with bills since he was...
    crystalkat crystalkat 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    I am going back to college after many years absent. Any of the housing I can find that I can afford doesn't allow pets. I'm afraid I'll have to give up my dog to go to college. I...
    SterlingHeart SterlingHeart 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Actually, I'm scheduled for open heart surgery on March 27th. I have a congenital defect: apical hypertrophic cardiopathy, which has caused AF and aflutter to the point where I...
    nwWarbler nwWarbler 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    After hurting myself in January at work.they did surgery yesterday afternoon , the doctor said it went well now to start the healing . The best thing I did was to get a nerve...
    Install24 Install24 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Marching band for life! True at the time when being forced to do push-ups or getting heat stroke from lack of water and passing out to the very rare (only happened once) sprinkler...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F Mar 22

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    My boyfriend rifles through my things. He comes across a box of random things, pictures, memos, trinkets. He lifts up a laminated funeral program. 'Who is this, Who?' The program...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F Mar 24

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    though it says i'm 13-15 on my profile i'm 12 actually. I'm in band and choir and i love drawing. I do have many hobbies but for sure i love the clarinet. i played it for two years...
    band1285058 band1285058 13-15, F Mar 27

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    Last June I had a major car accident and ended braking my tib , fib , knee and ankle . As the ambulance brought me into the hospital they sent me straight to surgery when they put...
    Katrinas16 Katrinas16 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I am marching band I play alto n tenor saxophone I love band N music If there is any band nerds message me BAND NERDS R AWESOME
    Weirdgirl218 Weirdgirl218 13-15, F Apr 4

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    iam 32 years old and have been dealing with tachycardia for over 10 years.im to the point now that its hard for me to do the simplist things with out getting light headed ..meds...
    ranabrent ranabrent 31-35, F Apr 6

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    My daughter has smas and is being cured by tilting upside down at a 45% angle on her back with arms over her head.She was looking at a surgical feeding tube after two years of...
    racheldunkley racheldunkley 41-45, F Apr 6

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    Wow I dont know where to start.... after having being misdiagnosed on 12/27/2012 and sent home when i arrived because i was in so much pain i could not walk. Returned to the ER on...
    momndom momndom 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I was first diagnosed with diverticulosis when I was admitted to the hospital with an abcessed divertula in the lower left sigmoid portion of my colon. Of course the surgeons...
    rhapsodic rhapsodic 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I am in band and I'm in love with it so much I go to a band camp in the summer!!!! An I know...everything happens at band camp, lol
    Purpleroses75 Purpleroses75 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    This is not about me, but one of my friends has very large, natural breasts. She has told me about how painful it can be to sit up straight and how they affect her breathing. She...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    There was a band back in the 70's called Riot. This band hailed from Brooklyn ,New York. If you want to hear straight ahead early power metal - This is the band Hughgo recommends...
    hughgo hughgo 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I had my surgery done in January of 2014. I had a quadruple by-pass and an aortic valve replacement at 56. No stitches which makes it nice. Have been in and out of the hospital...
    spr52 spr52 56-60, F Apr 6

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    I was a part of two different bands in high school. The first one I'd actually been a part of since middle school - I sang, played piano, and occasionally played guitar. We...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Hello. I'm actually happy to have found a place to read others similar stories to my sons.. when he was born, he was perfect. At about 4-5 months old, my mother noticed he wasn't...
    amburk amburk 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Symbolism- Symbolism is an interesting concept, how we determine that a dove means peace or a lion means courage. But I think people take it too far, They misconstrue their...
    WolfNightV4X1 WolfNightV4X1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I've lost 140 pounds. 80 more to go. Bre@sts are becoming bigger and bigger as I lose weight. Started off as a C and now a DD. Might be a DDD within 10-15 pounds more lost. My n...
    CatsCantHoldLimes CatsCantHoldLimes 22-25, T Apr 7

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    Right now my big problem, is I really want a job. I think about it one day it sounds great, I'm excited I want to get 3 part time jobs and save. But soon as I think about it and...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm your personal seat girls. Sit your little butt down on daddy's lap, don't be shy :D. I get all kinds of girls that sit on my lap and I just get a stuffy just like that...
    samdaddyforyou samdaddyforyou 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    BMTH was pretty much the first metal band I've ever listened to. One of their shirts was also my first piece of band merch. I had my first everything with them pretty much. xD Haha...
    AshLovesLink AshLovesLink 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I was a wild dancer that loved to do powermoves. I am a member of a Breakers Crew. However I consider myself an ex dancer. Years ago I wanted to continue practicing powermoves, and...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Been in hospital 2 weeks for cancer surgery(lung). Was in ICU for 3 days had infection(sepsis). Feel like **** and in a lot of pain but I'm going home and they think that they got...
    harv24jg harv24jg 66-70, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It was the 25th of August, the night of my sisters birthday, when we got the call that my little cousin Jr. (2 yrs old) was rushed to the hospital and was probably not going to...
    Maiden95 Maiden95 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22