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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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    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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    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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    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 had spinal fusion surgery July 19 2012 and I have never gone a day without pain since then. I was on morphine for a two months after and then they wouldn't let me take it anymore...
    kindra22 kindra22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    So I had 2 shoulder surgeries one month apart. First surgery was for taking care of a shoulder impingement and tighten my shoulder which could pop out of its socket. Then...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I am 59 and had surgery on may left shoulder May 5, 2014 for a small but full thickness rotator cuff tear. Also had bone spurs removed, labrum cleaned up, and arthritis removed...
    Bob119 Bob119 56-60 Aug 15

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    Is my surgeon jumping the gun by suggesting I see a pain management specialist after having 2 shoulder surgeries one month apart? I had a 1st one early June but 3.5 weeks later I...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My name is Fatima Sharif. I am an open-heart surgery survivor. I was born with a heart defect and had corrective surgeries at 6 and 7. To be honest, my parents thought all was...
    FatimaSharif FatimaSharif 41-45, F Aug 19

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    Hello everyone, I had a spinal fusion as a child and now I'm 28 and notice my neck just above my back hurting more than I used to. Wasn't sure if it was do to the past surgery or...
    jrfeden jrfeden 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Ive had 2 Open Heart Surgeries (congenital) (scimitar syndrome) i was lucky enough to be married to a very strong loyal husband that put up with my moods and his mother flew over...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I am 19 years old and have had 3 major heart surgeries one of them being open heart.
    Klcataldo Klcataldo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I am 7 weeks out and experiencing pain and soreness. I am making great strides in PT and my range of motion is great, I am told. This pain in new since I ditched the sling. It...
    mmartel mmartel 41-45, F Aug 17

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    I am 7 weeks post-op. Up until last week the amount of pain I have experienced was about 5% of what I expected. In other words the experience has been very good. I am sleeping...
    tgb260 tgb260 51-55, M Aug 18

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    I had early June 14 a shoulder surgery to fix an impingement and tighten my shoulder which was too loose. The arthroscopic surgery went well but 3.5 weeks post surgery, I stupidly...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm a 53 year old female I had chiari malformation surgery on July 11th 2014. I'm still recovering my head is numb and the tips of my fingers on my right hand is numb. I get tired...
    sj112760 sj112760 51-55 Aug 8

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    I've always liked blue eyes. I get plenty of compliments over my blue eyes :) I sometimes wished I had green eyes like a mother and older brother but I'm happy with my eyes! I'm...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Aug 12

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    Hi im a 21 yr old female, and So 2 weeks after giving birth, i noticed a pain in my tailbone area. I thought it was sore due to labor until i woke up 4 days after noticing the pain...
    tally92 tally92 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My husband and I have been talking about plastic surgery for me. I used to get the run around of hun your so beautiful you do not need it etc etc but as time has gone on he seems...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Dr. Thomas Marvelli is a licensed ophthalmologist holding twenty nine years of experience in providing superior eye care. Presently, he runs an eye care center in Texas by the name...
    ryangibello ryangibello 56-60, M Aug 14

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    For the very best treatment, you'd like a provider with experience diagnosing and dealing with you situation.This can be an abnormal response to foreign products in the human body...
    Tyreexoh Tyreexoh 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I'm allergic to wheat and tomatoes.I'm not sure about cows milk.I guess I could be allergic to dairy.My skin around my eyes gets sore.My eyelids are also sore.I use creams.Nothing...
    mirth mirth 46-50, F 11 hrs ago

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    Am currently constructing where an eighth of an inch is the tolerance. The only way to check if the steel beams will align correctly, is to set intersecting lasers in the evening...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    When we heard i was pregnant it came to quit a shock to me an my boyfriend. It started with us going home after a fun weekend at the lake and we came home and i made dinner and we...
    jerrdell jerrdell 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I had noticed a little pain on my lower gum one day when I woke up and I looked in the mirror to notice that my gum was a little recessed and red so I called my dentist for a...
    nhunt2358 nhunt2358 18-21, F Aug 14

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    Had hernia surgery today, it was for an umbilical hernia. My wife went with me and the surgery went fairly well, actually really well. Come home and now im drinking a few beers...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I broke my ankle horribly this past June while playing kickball. My left foot slipped and I ended up turning my right foot completely to the right. They had to twist it back in...
    lawsoncr lawsoncr 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Calf implants may be performed as working day surgery. A general anaesthetic is Typically the selection of anaesthetic. It's possible you'll desire to refer to with Mr Briggs if...
    Lestermg94 Lestermg94 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Tomorrow I will have my first surgery (hopefully last too). It's not a major or complicated surgery, it's a minor one but nonetheless it's still a surgery so yep, I'm very nervous...
    lifetime201 lifetime201 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Have u ever felt like your best friend is not a best friend in your eyes..and your best friend knows it too..but she chooses to lie to herself.
    cookiez1234 cookiez1234 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My name is Travis, I am 25 and currently serving in the United States Air Force, as Security Forces, my world was turned completely upside down on January 3rd of 2014. I then was...
    onezeldafreak onezeldafreak 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    (Side note): Technically it's just SRS (Sexual Reassignment Surgery) not Sexual Reassignment Surgery Surgery...... Main point: So, I'm 16 and I'm seriously considering SRS to...
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T Aug 14

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    I'm getting surgery. Has anyone ever had surgery before? If so please message me. I am wondering if it is safe or scary. P.S. It's not on my ankle it's on my chest.
    Emomonkey5000 Emomonkey5000 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Gold and green with a sparkle when happy, Infinite depth when in thought, and a mirror of what is in her heart. The person who learns to read her eyes will hold her heart.
    SerendipityTheMuse SerendipityTheMuse 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have always been told I have "bedroom eyes"... It definitely matches my personality ;)
    catiemae87 catiemae87 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have an overbite and it makes me insecure.Sometimes I get bullied for it.I'm getting it really soon and I will have to go into home bound schooling for two months.I'm really...
    shygirlaquamarine shygirlaquamarine 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I had surgery to remove a small cancerous tumor. I had my check up today and the doctor says everything looks great. I think I can stop holding my breath now and get back to living...
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Need some advice- I had shoulder surgery to repair my labrum, which was torn 3/4 the way off, about two weeks ago. There are some things I can and can't do but I can actually reach...
    ritz54 ritz54 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I broke my spine and ankles in 2006 after jumped off a motorway bridge and had surgery to fix it. My scar is my symbol for my strength.
    IsleofSophia IsleofSophia 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Can someone help me? I am looking for opinions since I don't really know what I have, and I'm nervous. I have to wait about 3 weeks for an ultrasound. I have some pain in my upper...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I was wondering if anyone out there has ever had a keloid excised. I have and it grew back. I will probably be having surgery for a second time. Don't want to get my hopes too high...
    2012grad 2012grad 36-40, M Aug 6

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    I'm 40, this invisible pain started out 6 years ago after a routine sinus surgery. I say "invisible" because with a gunshot wound or broken arm people can see what pain you are in...
    jhuntersemail jhuntersemail 36-40, M Aug 11

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    I have to go in to get screws removed from my leg in a couple weeks. My surgeon said the surgery is called something that starts with a D and sounds like the word Dynomite... I can...
    schliz33 schliz33 18-21, F a week ago

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    Let me start from the beginning; I was very troubled during my early years. My mom forced me to go to church and she never let me go out. So, whenever I had the chance, I would...
    daniyoul6 daniyoul6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    My nightmare started on the 9th of August,2013. I noticed something wrong with my contact lens, changed one and forgot about it.Then in the evening when I took away the lenses and...
    Jazztt Jazztt 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 12

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