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I Had Laser Eye Surgery

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    Just Had Ilasik Done A Week Ago!

    The results are outstanding! I opted for the more expensive WaveFront eye mapping procedure, but it is totally worth the money! I actually got about $500 off for paying up front in cash. I had two appointments to check and measure my eyes, then had my operation. The only part...
    love2phose love2phose 31-35, M Dec 23, 2010

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    My Experience With PRK! Video Included!

    I had a really positive experience with my laser eye treatement! it cost me just shy of 2000 dollars but was totally worth it. My recovery time was quick, no more discomfort within 3 days, and was back to work at day 6! If you want to hear about the specifics of the whole process...
    cloudedjourney cloudedjourney 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I wanted to have laser eye surgery

    since I knew it was possible, and I finally did it just this February. $3000 Some people have said that's expensive, but to never have to worry about falling asleep with my glasses on, or losing my friends at the waterpark, it's so worth it. I'm so happy, although I'm constantly...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Sep 26, 2014

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    The Best Thing I Have Ever Done

    I am 23 and had laser eye surgery when I was 21. My prescription had been stable for 3 years and my cornea was sufficiently thick so I was able to go ahead with it. Two years on and I am absolutely over the moon to be free from glasses! I sound just like a cheesy informercial I...
    curiouscat86 curiouscat86 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    I Had It Done But I Hated It.

      I got it done as well but my vision is still slightly blurry.  The op was a nightmare, painful, and I had a panic attack and was in tears after for ages. When I have the check ups it's really annoying, coz the optician tells me what I should think, rather than what...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 2 Responses May 13, 2009

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    Very Beneficial Technology

    I had Laser eye surgery approx. 5 years ago. Best thing ever ! I wore glasses for 40 years and was sick & tired of scratches, bent frames and  dirty lenses . Had a fling with contacts in the late 70's but after a year ,my eyes would no longer accept...
    Primotee Primotee 51-55, M 2 Responses May 23, 2010

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    Does anyone else think Cameron from ferris Buellers day off have the most gorgeous eyes?
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    Mine was 6 weeks ago. MRI said partial or complete tear but no, there wasn't. Doc debrided area. My question is about bruising. A week after out of the sling (in for 3 weeks) I got...
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    When I was five, my mom noticed I held my head over to the left side, I went to physio and got a sheet of exercises. I did them until 6th grade when it got better. Then it got...
    Lottieh1911 Lottieh1911 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Howdy! I was born in 1961 with several congenital defects, most corrected by surgery. Soon after birth, the medical staff saw immediately I had both a heart defect and a fistula...
    just2curious2 just2curious2 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I've had two children and breastfeed both of them. I've always had big breast. I'm a 44DD. My breast look good in a push up bra but once I take it off their not as perky as they...
    JupitersEye JupitersEye 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Wahoo I am one week post up from double jaw surgery and genioplasty to fix my class 2 overbite and I am already loving the results.
    askmemyname askmemyname 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I had just started 10th grade. Only a few weeks of school went past, and I got sent home early because of this bad pain in my side. The next day I couldn't even go to school, so my...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Why is Adele the cover photo on here??
    gish1893 gish1893 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I had gastric bypass on 7/13/15. Surgically the procedure went well. Everything healed really fast and the pain went away within 2 weeks. I've lost over 50 pounds in under 6 weeks...
    LETICIA2000 LETICIA2000 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Ignoring that last bit, I just had a very bad experience (note that it is quite full on, not for the faint of heart); I walked outside on my farm to find a turkey writhing around...
    Dragonforce7 Dragonforce7 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    hello everyone! I'm very excited to be here, and to have found support for gastric bypass. I am having surgery on 09/16/15 and I am SO scared! I only have two people who support my...
    cameoanne cameoanne 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I was 16, I was at my cousins house, we had just decided to go for a bike ride, as it was midsummer - and what else is there to do when you're 16 living in a small town? I...
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I had my surgery 6 days ago. It was the most painful thing I think I have ever gone through.My first back surgery was over half my life ago, so I don't really have too many good...
    bluepinky12 bluepinky12 31-35, F Aug 21

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    Had spinal fusion Monday the 17th anterior and some screws , pedicles posteriorly . L5 S1 Got home last night . Trying to get comfortable in my own bed , it's hard , feel my legs...
    zoezoejayne zoezoejayne 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    It's so amazing to me to see all of these experiences that are so similar to mine. I have looked "different" for as long as I can remember. I'm too embarrassed to even ask if I was...
    girlie95 girlie95 18-21, F Aug 19

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    The first one was when I was a baby. I was born cross-eyed, so I had surgery to adjust my eyes. The second one was brain shunt surgery for hydrocephalus when I was 14. The third...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    T minus 7 days until i go in for surgery on my broken back! Anybody have any ideas or thoughts who have had back surgery! My biggest concern is the bone graft from my hip... thats...
    sweetiepee101 sweetiepee101 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Lately I've been doing a lot of research and I decided I wanted to do some surgery... But no one agrees with me everyone is always telling me these horror stories etc. I mean it is...
    XoxoJLN XoxoJLN 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    well, not technicall yet but i will be having spinal surgery on the 25th. i am getting screws and bone graft (from my hip) into the two fractures i have. i am wondering uf anyone...
    sweetiepee101 sweetiepee101 18-21, F Aug 15

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    I'm really sensitive. I had my first session of laser hair removal yesterday, and was cussing and yelling the whole time. It hurt SO bad. Called out for Jesus so many times he must...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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    three surgeries in two years - easy for me not so much for surgeons as they were "difficult" - this is what the op report said . Had a recent diagnostic done and the previous op...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Aug 14

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    I am having double jaw surgery August 19th (next Wednesday) to fix my overbite. I'm so pumped but also very nervous. Anyone here had corrective jaw surgery?
    askmemyname askmemyname 18-21, M Aug 13

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    My husband had gorgeous eyes of a non descript colour, ever changing, green/blue/grey/hazel :) mine have and orange ring round the pupil, pale green iris and a dark ring around the...
    Flybyeden Flybyeden 26-30, F Aug 13

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    At the age of 12 I got surgery to try to repair a problem with one leg. however it didn't work so I am worst than how I was :(
    LaDulceVida0810 LaDulceVida0810 22-25, F Aug 12

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    Picture above is not me lol She just had a brow lift..... What a difference.... I'm going to go for my consultation next month. Yippie! I think??? Well I want to get laser...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I would like some advice, I had some cosmetic surgery but I still dont like the way I look, I have been insecure about myself since I was like 16, I am 23 now. I really dont know...
    flowerbombb flowerbombb 22-25, F Aug 12

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    I had arthroscopic knee surgery in the 90's and again 2.5 years ago after a kid backed into me with a car. My right knee is bone on bone and I just can't take it anymore. My...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I had surgery when I was 8 and I hated it, really don't like hospitals
    itsme9009 itsme9009 13-15, M Aug 12

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    3weeks ago had det.ret.surgery.Sight back 90% but eye still quite swollen&partially closed&DULL ORBITAL PAIN,HEADACHE BEHIND EYE&IN TEMPLE for the 3 weeks. Anyone else had this?
    marthab11 marthab11 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Normally in my country we all have like two hours before the test to be well prepared. So did i, finished it and paid the coach his money, when i was about to leave the car he...
    Redinpain Redinpain 18-21, F Aug 11

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