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I Am Going to Have Lap Band Surgery

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    Hello, I am 21 years old. I had an exploratory laparoscopy last August (2013) for symptoms of endometriosis. First of all, I got my period early-at around 8 or 9 years old. Since...
    ky1478 ky1478 18-21, F Jul 9

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    had surgery on my dominant shoulder on april 24. it was arthroscopic, had 10 incisions which were done to treat/repair 1 full thickness with a graft and two partial tears, remove...
    pdpcuffed pdpcuffed 66-70, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was born with a small hole in my heart. I had surgery when I was a baby to fix it, and every year since then I've gone to the hospital so that my doctors can track my progress...
    dazedreamer dazedreamer 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with a left Atrial Myxoma on 06/18/2014/ ....I initially went in for shortness of breath,and dizziness.I was anemic and the doctors thought i had a blood clot in my...
    msrozzy08 msrozzy08 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Well I had my first unplanned trip to the hospital on Saturday. Basically the heart murmur I have had for awhile finally did something bad and I ended up being wheeled into an...
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    This lady used to run a cam when her breasts were of a more manageable size. They appear to have never stopped growing. This must be the very scary side of the disease. Im...
    JohnAmenReveres JohnAmenReveres 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    He owes the land owner thousands of dollars and dozens of community service hours. He was supposed to help me in the garden today. He worked for a sporadic 3.5 hours. It took him...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 Jun 28

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    September 2010: Sometime this month, without knowledge, I conceived my second child. I was living in Dodge City, KS with my ex fiancé and his son. We were constantly fighting and...
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    When I was eleven I went to boarding school, leaving my three year old stepsister, Molly, at home. I had always been short for my age, and she had been rather tall but she was 3 so...
    betsy92 betsy92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    It is a friend with benefits rather than multiple like the title suggests. I have never done it before. Probably wouldn't do it again. But now I feel trapped and I think he does...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I agree with everyone here. I am now 12 weeks post surgery for a full tear of my rotator cuff. It's more painful than the imagination. Simply indescribable and my heart goes out...
    NomadicMe NomadicMe 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Ils ont gagné lesgardiens et la blanchisseuse du Temple; cette femme emportera l'enfantdans un panier de linge. Mais au dernier moment, effrayée, elle sedérobe: tout est perdu...
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    Ils ont gagné lesgardiens et la blanchisseuse du Temple; cette femme emportera l'enfantdans un panier de linge. Mais au dernier moment, effrayée, elle sedérobe: tout est perdu...
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    This is my first post, so please bear with me: My husband and I had been together for only 2 months when the first vehicle accident took place and the hospital placed him in an...
    josnyder72 josnyder72 41-45 Jun 26

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    I was diagnosed Feb 2014. I'm 53 yrs old. I have been married 34 yrs to a wonderful man. The mother of 5 grown children and grandmother of 10 grandchildren. I have had epilepsy...
    GRSears GRSears 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Oh gosh this health issue is......a sneaky one! It hides we'll! I just had my second surgery last august which means I will be having another one sooner than later. They removed...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    My Battle With Marfan's Syndrome I am a Marfan.. i.e. I have Marfan’s Syndrome. It is very rare and most of you reading this might not have even heard of it. I never knew that I...
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    My Battle With Marfan's Syndrome I am a Marfan.. i.e. I have Marfan’s Syndrome. It is very rare and most of you reading this might not have even heard of it. I never knew that I...
    Eddiecrow Eddiecrow 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    my name is jessie. on december 28th 2013 i got in a terrible skiing accident. I tore my acl, pcl, mcl, mpfl and partially tore my meniscus. On january 13th 2014 I had my first...
    maje1103 maje1103 18-21, M Jun 29

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    Part 3. Recovery I woke up confused. I got the sense of being moved, and I could hear my wife chatting with someone as we moved. I opened my eyes to find that my bed was being...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    This is a follow up for my story "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" My name is grace. I am now 16 years old and I just got my correction surgery last week! I had a muscle...
    marinagrace marinagrace 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just under a year ago I revelled in believing I had discovered the equation of the meaning of life: 1 + (2+2) = 2 which I believed would cure cancer. I also believed I had found...
    rewindme rewindme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    New travels quickly! I was in the top year of Junior school I got into trouble in the playground. It wasn't my fault, I still insist after all those years! We had a rule that...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    i might need knee surgery on my right knee. i crashed riding my bike and now my right knee tries to give out when im getting up or down stairs, at work, and bike riding. im going...
    jerryridesbmx jerryridesbmx 18-21, M Jul 5

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    I'm finally going to get the plastic surgery I so desperately need When I was younger my neighbor pulled my earring down and ruined my ear. Well I just received diamond...
    suzysleevereinvented suzysleevereinvented 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I didn't even know that this is what it was called until I decided to look it up recently. I didn't even know what caused it, as this was something my doctor never discussed with...
    seahawk665 seahawk665 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    For 8 years my mom's had stage 4 breast cancer, she's had both breasts removed, her lymph nodes taken out, and of course had her beautiful hair taken away. She went through a...
    0ct0pus 0ct0pus 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I'm going to have shoulder surgery in a few days and I'm really worried about the pain and what to expect. If anyone has any knowledge of what to expect from personal experience of...
    clandastine clandastine 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Then a year ago it got bumped up to Crohn's Disease. It's funny I always knew something was wrong with me since I...
    Starkillera Starkillera 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 I recommend...
    hughgoishere hughgoishere 46-50 2 Responses Jun 24

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    We eventually decided on a band name: "We Don't Care About Our Name Anymore". We disbanded after nobody cared to listen to our band.
    NickleDollar NickleDollar 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I live in Danville Illinois and I'm looking to start a band I can sing and I'm learning how to play guitar. I want to be in a band that is serous about music and is willing to do...
    swssavedme13 swssavedme13 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Goodnight people. . I am going to try to sleep now!
    AmaiXAshuri AmaiXAshuri 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Finally. And end. Yesterday, which ironically was out 13th wedding anniversary, we finally sat down and hammered out company buy out, spousal support and child support. So very...
    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    (First of all, English is not my first language,so, please, forgive my mistakes) Last mother's day, I went thought a list of: 'The greatest things my mother has done for me' I read...
    alinie alinie 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I am considering having back surgery, but really unsure at this point, due to others horrible stories. I go in Monday for a MRI to finally get some insight as to what is really the...
    markles32 markles32 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Just happened today. Major surgery in a few days with people who have requested their vacation in order to come help...yikes. I want to get this surgery over with....tell or don...
    Mirandaluvslife Mirandaluvslife 36-40, F Jul 2

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    I have had HS since I was in ninth grade and it had grown worse over the years. I had a boil on my right arm pit that I had to have surgery on in 2007 when I was in 11th grade so...
    texasgirl2012 texasgirl2012 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I believe that everyone is beautiful in their own way but if a small plastic surgery makes you happier with yourself isn't it only a good thing. I have always hated my big&ugly...
    LiNdA922 LiNdA922 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Sunday Morning in a small village in Southern Germany. I was sitting outside on my great uncles patio. I decided I was going to help out my aunt so I started walking towards the...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 70+ 5 days ago

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    I met my wife Sarah in 2008. We met through her friend. We started dating and things were progressing fast, we got engaged and got married in October of 2009. Things were not...
    SimpleGuy77 SimpleGuy77 36-40 1 Response Jul 11

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    Marching band is literally my life. I'm drum major this year and honestly I could not be any happier! I can't wait to start my last year with my band family!
    kaleidoscopekay kaleidoscopekay 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I'm Brian and I suffered a trumatic brain injury on August 23rd 1989. I was playing high school football and was hit and they say I started complaining of a serious headache and 5...
    Majerle1972 Majerle1972 41-45, M Jun 25

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    I fell asleep really deeply just now....I feel like that's been happening more lately. I had a really vivid dream....I mean it's like I was there. Like everything was real. It was...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    "Alone Together" I don't know where you're going But do you got room for one more troubled soul? I don't know where I'm going But I don't think I'm coming home and I said I'll...
    awkwardat50 awkwardat50 46-50, F Jun 28

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    I just went to warped tour yesterday it was amazing! There were so many good bands and we got to meet tons of them! Everyone there was going crazy and it was so much fun! Can't...
    KittyTittyGang2 KittyTittyGang2 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I believe that during my darker than black years of highschool, where I had no friends and no one to talk to when kids were making my life miserable, music saved my life. I wouldn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 30