I Am Having Surgery

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    I am having surgery tomorrow on my arm.

    I'm not really scared I'm pissed off at myself for roller skating in the first place. I had no idea I could break my arm that way. I was trying to keep from breaking my butt, unfortunately I used my arm to break my fall! What a bonehead move
    PRCgirl73 PRCgirl73
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    Rotator Cuff Repair- Part 3

    Ok, Im at 5 weeks post op and still working on the ole arm! It's going well. I had an appointment with the doc today. He was happy enough with my progress but did say I need to work harder on the external rotation. That's elbow bent at my side and going out.... It's still really...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2012

    On Friday I'm getting my nose fixed,

    my whole life it's been crooked, it was incredibly embarrassing when people would point it out. Now I'm getting it fixed, 4 days before school starts, wish me luck! :$
    deleted deleted
    Aug 26, 2014

    I'm having surgery tomorrow

    and I am terrified. Terrified of everything that could possibly go wrong. I want to be brave. I know that I can put on the face but deep down I am frightened inside. I don't like the idea of seeing my family one last time or doing ANYTHING one last time. I want to be strong. I...
    BakaNekoDansu BakaNekoDansu
    Apr 17, 2016

    Im nervous, but I wont show that.

    I know my parents are freaking out enough...last time i had surgery it was hard to wake me up and this time i can ...never wake up... i need to be brave. nothing bad is gonna happen! ^-^ i can do this ! i just need to not stress or over think things!
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho
    22-25, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    Rotator Cuff Repair Part 5

    Another update for all you guys following my shoulder surgery. I am at about 10 weeks post op now. I can say I am much improved. I think I have noticed the most improvement in the last 3 weeks than at any other time. I still have soreness and pain sometimes. I get tired and...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2013

    I have hip labral tears,

    hip dysplasia, impingement in my hip and a majorly deformed femur. Getting surgery in July. Extremely nervous
    anonymousgirl74 anonymousgirl74
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2014

    Rotator Cuff Repair

    Yep, next week Im having surgery on my shoulder. Apparently I tore a muscle, the suprasinatus. Hurts like heck, it's an aggravating pain. The doc gave me a cortisone shot first which helped for about a month. Then came the MRI showing the tear. So time for orthoscopic surgery...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

    A Hernia The Size Of A Grapefruit

    I had gall bladder surgery in January 2006. Within a year of that surgery I developed a ping pong ball sized lump right under the incision above my belly button. During the last few years I've experienced several long bouts of bronchitis, an acute asthma attack and as a result...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 18, 2012

    Next Friday having a hysterectomy

    and to say I'm scared would be an understatement. Been through two major surgeries before (mastectomy) but this just conjuring up the less of a woman all over again.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    this time in 3 weeks I hope I am on the ward

    and it has been successful and 10 years of hell has been sorted out.I am to have part of my bowel removed,leaking through the abdomen a fistula then the stomach wall repaired.Hopefully there is enough bowel left to rejoin without a stoma but if having a stoma means no more...
    sunnlad sunnlad
    46-50, M
    Apr 29, 2015

    Well That's What He Called It...

    I'm still having girl issues and this major monthly hemorrhage is taking me to a new anemic low. Today the Dr said we are going to do a procedure that he's been talking about for a year or so and I'm just going to have to squeeze it into my schedule. It's not a big deal, he...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Oct 27, 2010

    I've never had surgery before.

    I've been lucky to go this long without. Now after 5 years of dealing with colon issues; I have to lose a section of mine and I'm freakin out. I hear that I will heal and this will solve everything; then I hear it could come back from others. Meanwhile I freak out because I don...
    twilightbutterfly twilightbutterfly
    36-40, F
    Mar 9, 2015

    Rotator Cuff Repair Part 6

    So I am now 15 weeks post op. A reminder Im behind because Im me. LOL So at this stage in the game I should really just be strengthening and that's it. But Im not. I still don't have full range in every direction. So that's really what Im pushing. Everyday at least 3 times a day...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 7, 2013

    Rotator Cuff Repair Part Two

    So its been almost three weeks since surgery. I thought I would share my experience for those that might want to know how it is afterwards. For me, the first two days were not too bad, they gave me a nerve block before surgery so I stayed numb until the next morning after surgery...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2012
    rugbyrebel rugbyrebel
    22-25, F
    Feb 16, 2014

    Jaw Malformity

    My jaw malformity isn't obvious to the naked eye unless I point it out.  Basically the right side of my teeth don't touch when I bite down and that's due to my bottom jaw bon being bowed.  It causes extra stress on my right Temporo Mandibular Joint and I already...
    Marri Marri
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2009

    Rotator Cuff Repair Part 4

    So I'm almost at 7 weeks. I am free of the sling! Yeah!!! Only use it if I get tired. My arm isn't strong yet so once in a while it still feels good to keep it in the sling. So I haven't burned it yet. I'm able to do more with the arm. My motion is better although still needs...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    Dec 8, 2012
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