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I Had Back Surgery

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    Should I Go For Back Surgery?? - Hey Everyone,  My name is Tabitha and i am 21. I was working one day and messed up my back. Its been a year that i have been having these...
    tabs08 tabs08 18-21 3 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    When I was 12 I had a tumor I almost died from it but I'm lucky tho
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Any Feedback Appreciated - I am 62 years old, and was very active.  In 2008, I had my first scoliosis surgery that pretty much encompassed my entire spine, except for the L4-L5...
    wascaly wascaly 56-60 Apr 30, 2012

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    5 Weeks Post Op - My name is Tabatha and i'm 19 years old. Around three years ago I was in a car accident that fractured my T-11 and T-12. What the doctors overlooked was a torn...
    Tabatha1249 Tabatha1249 18-21 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I'm Afraid. - I turned 18 at the end of december and had back surgery on Feb,16th/11.I haven't even been 18 for two months yet. I got a discectomy because I had been experiencing...
    MissIncomplete MissIncomplete 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    I'm hurting so bad my back and legs and arms hurt :(
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Apr 7

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    And It Was A Total Success - I had severe sciatica starting in Jan. 2013. The doctor I saw said it was a muscle strain and put me on muscle relaxants. They didn't help and the pain...
    hyperspaz hyperspaz 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    Hoping The Pain Will Stop - I had back surgery on December 6, 2010. The surgeon said he was going to go in and remove and replace 2 discs and graft a vertibrae back together, but...
    tommydavis tommydavis 36-40 1 Response Dec 13, 2010

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    Need Back Surgery And Advice - i am going to be 21 years old in a few days, have a daughter whose almost 2,  and i have to get back surgery for scoliosis. doc said that i have to...
    mandy91 mandy91 18-21 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    I Had Back Surgery - i had back surgery on my back at l4l5s1  on 9/20/11 it 10/23/11 i doing soso
    joesmith2 joesmith2 46-50 Oct 23, 2011

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    Boyfriend Post OP Almost 4 Weeks - Hi there, My boyfriend is the one who is having the back problems.. and I am worried about him not just physically but the mental part. He...
    supportivegf supportivegf 18-21 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    2 Fusions In Two Years - I have had one laminectomey in 2005 and that helped a little. But six months later the pain came back and at that point I went and saw a pain management...
    chris0013 chris0013 36-40 Jan 23, 2011

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    Will I Ever Be Pain Free? - Following 4 minimally invasive surgeries, I was diagnosed with nerve damage. Then it was discovered by an extremely excellent hospital that 3 pedicles...
    Spindeb Spindeb 56-60, F Aug 7, 2013

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    Is This Ever Going To End? - Hello. I was always the most active person you could know. 2 jobs, worked out, 4 grandchildren etc. i am only 58. when i was 20 the doctor told me i...
    fisher8 fisher8 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Fighting The Possible. - Approximately 2 years ago I went through a scoliosis surgery, a lumbar fusion of my spine. I was one of the worst cases my physician had seen and I...
    violasofie violasofie 16-17, F Mar 31, 2013

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    Too Much Pain Still And Complications - I inherited a form of scoliosis from my dad and my mid and lower back started really curving in my early fifties.  By my late fifties...
    nunaka nunaka 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    2 Level Anterior/Posterior Fusion L4-S1 - I am 3 weeks post op and am looking for anyone who has had something similar to the surgery above to share some info with. Thanks.
    rockypointer rockypointer 41-45 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    A Successful Surgery! - I had a great surgery that fixed a pinched, compressed sciatica nerve. It was a partial discectomy. Very easy, some pain after two days, still on meds...
    simonbirch simonbirch 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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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 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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    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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    It was a few years ago at 2010 and last until 2013 so was a long one. We used to talk daily for a whole month at Facebook and through a game that we both used to play and used to...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Mar 27

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    I had my surgery on Dec/5/2011 I lost 183lbs in the first 6 to 8 months. Then I started to maintain my weight. I had been the exact weight for the past year and a half. Now I have...
    tltb310 tltb310 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    So I am doing great, if I walk a little too much which is painless, or sit in a car...and the roads are bumpy it does pull on the stitches a little but and causes minor bleeding...
    mojgarbagee mojgarbagee 22-25 1 Response Mar 25

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    I was forced to grow up before I was ready... After my mom got a divorce from her abusive husband of 7-8 years, we moved into a very small apartment. Me, my mother, and my younger...
    Siqo423 Siqo423 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Wearing a heavy book bag has finally caught up to me. Since I moved off campus, I have to bring all my books with me for the day, and it gets pretty heavy but I'm use to it. The...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had a full thyroidectomy just a few weeks ago actually. I had a lump on the right side for over two years and when I said something to my ear nose and throat doctor after...
    PlagueRat89 PlagueRat89 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    The Worst 7 Months of My Life! So in September 2007 I decided to do myself a favour and joined Weight Watchers. I knew I had a problem with PCOS and wanted to loose some weight...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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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'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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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    I had already given birth to children and had a tubal ligation right after the birth of my fourth by the time I was 33 years old. Then 5 years later after an exam by my OBGYN and a...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    I had a dream where in order to my friends, I gave up myself. This lady had plunged this liquid onto my veins, causing me to grow tired and defenseless. She then did this surgery...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F Mar 28

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    Guilt and pain I killing me inside. It has been 6 months but the pain keeps on coming back. I can't keep on feeling this miserable all the time. I just want to cry every time I am...
    memyselfandi27 memyselfandi27 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I had surgery 3 years ago and lost 120 pounds and have gained back 50! I really need some help....
    catlove4 catlove4 51-55, F Mar 18

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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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    I'm 16 years old and found out I had scoliosis when I was 13 years old. My curves are 62 degrees and 51 degrees. I suffer with serious back pain and aching in my ribs and hips. My...
    Cupcakemay Cupcakemay 16-17 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i am irregular so when i started my period in October i didn't think anything but 30 days later i was still bleeding. Having lots of pain on the right back so finally i went to the...
    k8lvn k8lvn 31-35, F Mar 20

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    For reasons that will become obvious I have spent some time looking to see what information there is on the net about what happens if you elect not to have surgery to attempt to...
    planetzarg planetzarg 61-65, M Mar 22

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    I was cut when I was 8 and missed my fire skin ever since. I tried restoration, but found it awkward since I frequent the gym. I would have foreskin restoration surgery if it was...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    It's been four months since I had undergone the procedure and I think about it more and more everyday. When I first discovered I was pregnant I was so lost, the only thing I could...
    angelbaby4 angelbaby4 18-21, F 3 Responses 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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    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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    My Mama is having rotator cuff surgery on April 7th. That's what brought me here. Hoping to learn some things from others' experience, with helping her afterward.
    Deb515 Deb515 51-55, 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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    My surgery went well. I'm hooked up to all kinds of **** and get morphine every 4hrs for pain. I'll still be here for another 5-6 days. Surgeon said he thinks he got everything. As...
    harv24jg harv24jg 66-70, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    First day of surgery. Surgery only took 15 minutes. In and out. Minimum pain. After numbing wore off I thought I would shoot myself. Took some painkillers, feeling better. We...
    dev10251 dev10251 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    It seems like everytime things start to look good in life, something bad breaks you back down. Most of my close friends know that my grandma is in the hospital. The ambulance...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    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...
    InsaneNefelibata InsaneNefelibata 18-21, F 5 hrs ago