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    Anyone on here hate the hospital?

    I stopped counting my surgeries after 20, anyone else the same? I'm so sick and insecure because of them and I just want it to stop. I'm not looking for attention, I just wanted to know if anyone has shared similar experiences or feelings. Don't get me wrong, surgeries have...
    Ferality417 Ferality417 16-17, F Oct 28, 2014

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    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Next year, 2015 , will be a huge year of change

    for me! Two surgeries, one minor and one major. Both deal with airway blockage. One will remove spurs and blockage in the nasal passage and the other is jaw reconstruction. Right now I struggle to get through days, most of the time I feel like a cripple before age 50. Throw...
    BeautifulAbigail BeautifulAbigail 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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 relaxing and thanking God that its over lol. I think the worst part of all wasnt even the surgery, its this medicine they give...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    Too Much Sedation?

    This week I had my first experience with being unconscious during a surgery. The weird thing is that I wasn't expecting to be. I was told I was getting a spinal injection to numb my lower half. Before that, they put something in my IV and told me it would make me drowsy and...
    someoneonyourside someoneonyourside 41-45, F Jan 25, 2013

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    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    Yep, and I get to get another one in the next

    few months on my jaw. WOOH!
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F Feb 10

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    Call Me Grace

    Yesterday I had my foot surgery.  I had to wait a while beyond my scheduled surgery time, so it got pretty boring.  My anesthesiologist was bored waiting, too, so we got to talking.  He’s a New Jersey guy who somehow landed here in the Midwest.  It turns...
    Myonis108 Myonis108 56-60, F 34 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    It is very weird to have surgery

    but one thing I can say and most others who have had surgery is pain and there's lots of it everyone is different but at the same time everyone's pains are different so you can't ask many question from the doc about the pain because they will not be able to answer it even if...
    chewbaccadude chewbaccadude 16-17, M Nov 23, 2014

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    I feel much better. Thanks to God.

    Yes! I was nervous. It is a normal responds. The people at the hospital was so nice. My doctor is awesome. I am so thankful to be about even though I am restricted from driving until after my follow-up? Other than that is was not as my mind extreme my thoughts to believe. Of...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jan 5, 2014

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    I broke my knee one summer,

    and it needed surgery to be fixed. I'm also having surgery later this year to fix my weird jaw.
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    I See Through the Waterfall ...

    I was born with Cataract in my right eye Its very rare case bc most ppl who have Cataracts are old ppl Nobody knew until I was 7 I couldnt see things clearly with right eye. I was scared to tell my parents. They have come to know by the health check results from school My...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 8 Responses May 29, 2009

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    It's been about 5 weeks

    since I had hernia surgery and even though they said 4-6 weeks till full recovery. I still cannot lift or do what I normally would without aggravating the surgery area. Ugh.
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    emma5713 emma5713 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    Miracle Patient Of The Third Floor...

    When I was 19, I decided to go live with some friends in south Florida. Figured the salty air would do me some good. I'd been down there for a few weeks and everything was going well. I had already gotten a job and was attempting to make new friends. One particular Monday, I...
    concreteardrop concreteardrop 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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    Ankle Reconstruction

    I'm 5 weeks post OP today. I had reconstruction on my ankle. I'm so sick of crutches and not being able to put any weight on my right foot but hopefully in a few months I'll be okay. I liked going under, it's like sinking into a mountain of soft pillows and go into blissful sleep...
    spidermonkey spidermonkey 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Meniscus And Acl Surgery

    I've been playing soccer for over 11 years now and when i was 14 i started feeling pain in my left knee after a soccer game so i took a week off of soccer and then i proceeded  playing the following week because i thought it wasn't a big deal just a minor knee pain, but when i...
    bee4 bee4 16-17, F Apr 5, 2012

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    Work-related Injuries.

    I ended up with my two surgeries due to a work injury. If it'd been my mistake, I wouldn't have ended up angry about it, but this was caused to me by another co-worker (who, come to find out, was high on the job!). This kid ended up dislocating my left thumb so badly that it...
    Trinea Trinea 26-30 Jul 13, 2010

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    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Feb 27

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    I had dental work today,

    so I may not be on for a while. Please Pray for me. Thanks.
    jopava jopava 56-60, M Sep 17, 2014

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    Just underwent ankle surgery

    and spent five hours in the hospital...Im so happy to be home with the family (and drugged up on meds lol). Im not looking forward to the next few weeks recovering though...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    January 21, 2015 I received MPFL reconstruction

    surgery on my left knee. I've had the worst recovery since I left the hospital.(Only good part was the nerve block given to me before surgery.) Since I was sent home that same day I was on strong medicine to help with pain, but my body couldn't take it and I throw everything up...
    autum25 autum25 18-21, F Jan 31

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    I had discectomy (L4)/ laminectomy (S1) in 1991.

    The disc was completely removed. Although I feel the surgery was tremendously successful, I still deal with lumbar pain from time-to-time over the years as a result of occasional overuse or unintentionally mis-positioning. My doctor determined that the pain I experience now...
    johnstlouis johnstlouis 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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't for the life of me remember what the word is. Anyone??
    LetsGetDogWeird LetsGetDogWeird 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2014

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    Don't Want It Anymore

    Ya, just had surgery a couple of days ago. And it sucks. I had oral surgery, they broke my jaw and then moved it forward then screwed it together and wired my jaw shut. An it sucks soooo bad. My face is unbelievably swollen, the pain meds don't work, i have to sleep pretty much...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    My Tail.

    2 years ago i had surgery on my lower back.  as a matter of fact it was right above my butt crack. i had a  pilonidal cyst (it's an infected hair follicle) and it hurt like hell. i don't think I've ever experienced something more painful. i couldn't sit at all, i could...
    ericaissorad ericaissorad 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    AkaiosAlexander AkaiosAlexander 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I Am Sick of Surgery!

    I have had 3 back surgeries in the past five years! I am sick and tired of surgery. I really think that my doctor sees me as a bank account and not as a patient and what is best for me. I am no where near being finished with surgery. I see the doctor next month and we are going...
    shknandstird shknandstird 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    Way to Many

    The first surgery I ever had was of course when I was 8 and had my tonsils removed. Almost ten years later though....yeah I had the first of many to come.. This is a long story so I beware. In sept of 2001 I was a senior in highschool, we had homecoming week and a senior...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Last year I became very ill.

    Luckily doctors were able to quickly diagnose me and find a solution to all my pain. For months I was unable to eat without getting sick. They found I had a hiatal hernia. That is where your stomach and esophagus come up and through your diaphragm or the muscle that helps you...
    PepperLou PepperLou 31-35, F Jan 30, 2014

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    Three Times...

    1. Eye surgery when I was 5 to fix my lazy eye. I hated that surgery because afterwards I had to wear an eyepatch. I was very self-conscious about it. Now I think I was dumb for thinking so. 2. Surgery to remove and extra bone out of my foot. That's an interesting story. 3. I...
    SecretBeliever SecretBeliever 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Three times in my life.

    The first was my totally unnecessary circumcision when i was a few days old. The second was the removed of my gall bladder by non invasive surgery and this was followed a few days later by the cutting back of my prostate. I have now written a Living Will saying that now I am old...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Oct 8, 2014

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    I had my tonsils removed lol I got

    so scared I started crying and they gave me meds to keep me calm and I just started laughing for no reason
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F Nov 30, 2014

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    I had surgery yesterday.

    The after effects of anaesthetic is horrible. Only 18 and having serious surgery isn't good 😔
    Sophs96 Sophs96 18-21 2 Responses Jan 26

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    It was oral surgery. Both my adult k-9's are

    impacted in the gum so they had to attach anchors and from there they attach a chain from my braces chain to the anchors and they slowly move into place. Not only did they attach anchors but they also removed my top wisdom teeth, I don't have bottom ones which I was so glad to...
    TheSpectacularOne TheSpectacularOne 16-17, M 2 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 place and give me emergency surgery. They inserted the hardware that's shown in the picture. That was my first surgery ever, and I contracted...
    lawsoncr lawsoncr 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    It's funny how you miss the simple things in a

    long period of time. I'm just so happy to finally have my cast off after a month without a leg...Now I can walk! A few more weeks until full recovery :) One baby step at a time...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 13

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    Boulders

    I didn't have gall stones, the exact term the stenographer used was, Boulders. I almost died choking on my own bile because i kept trying to out last the pain in my side. If one stone gets stuck in your bile duct, you can drown in your own stomach fluid. Gross eh?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 16, 2010

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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 life. :) *whew*
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Four days ago I had a vitrectomy to my right

    eye. I guess it could be said that I had it done for cosmetic reasons. It was not done for the reason that I could look more beautiful to the world, but that the world could look more beautiful to me.
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    On My Eyes When I Was 1...to C...

    on my eyes when I was 1...to correct lazy eyes...when I had my daughter...when I was 19....and when I donated a kidney to my mother in 1999
    dryadsneedluv2 dryadsneedluv2 31-35, F Apr 28, 2007

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    I was in the emergency room being tested

    for an unknown diagnostic when I was in second grade. As many people know, there are many different kinds of tests that the doctors had to run; cat scan, blood, and then the most famous, urine. Everything was going fine up until the urine test. The instant I announced to the...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 7, 2014

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    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Here We Go Again...

    Well I guess I got a surprise on Friday, well then again I guess with the way that I have been feeling it shouldn't have been a big surprise..but I am having my 4th back surgery in the next month to 6 weeks. April 23rd 2007 I had my second back surgery where they went thru my...
    shknandstird shknandstird 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2008

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    I had surgery on Tuesday.

    , it hurts so much 😩😩
    ashleyrocksxoxo ashleyrocksxoxo 13-15, F 7 Responses Feb 5

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    Since my surgery I have been feeling

    and acting like a monster. Almost 2 weeks since my achilles tendon surgery, and it has been terrible. Wore a cast until now and must wear a moonboot for 4 weeks no weight bearing, then I may start little weight bearing. I really wish the Dr explained things to me beforehand, the...
    valprewater valprewater 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014