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    I was in second grade

    when it happened, and let me say, I had no clue what was happening. Neither did any one else. After a series of completely hilarious but tragic examinations and tests, the hospital still didn't know what was wrong with me. Everybody thought it was my appendix but it wasn't they...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 7

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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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    I had an Ankle fusion

    when I was 18, which is very young. My ankle arthritis had accumulated so much that when my surgeon opened my joint he said it looked as if I was an 80 year old man who had worked all my life. My life Is pretty much set in its path, I will not be able to live a very active life...
    Woahitsmeg Woahitsmeg 18-21 Dec 2, 2013

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    Yesterday

    I have spent most of my life with epilepsy seeing most people around me go on while I was in the stands. I went through all the motions, graduating high school without needing to have a special situation, going to college along the same lines, yet still being apart from many. I...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jan 4, 2013

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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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    Under General Anaesthetic

    I had sinus surgery as a child and in adulthood I have had hernias repaired twice and my gall bladder removed, all under general anaesthetic. I hated the experience the first time, because I felt completely passive and helpless, and no one explained anything to me. The second...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Funny Post Surgery Story

    Ive been under anaesthesia quite a lot of time in my life.. when i was about 14 years old i needed to have an endoscopy.. needed to have a biopsy done on my stomach.. i remember waking up during the procedure and feeling myself chocking as i had tubes down my throat.. i started...
    breastlover81 breastlover81 26-30, M 9 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    One if the worst experiences I have ever had

    was waking up in surgery. Has anyone else done this?
    MixedMulatto MixedMulatto 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    June 13, 2014 I had my appendix removed,

    it still hurts like crazy. šŸ˜·
    Heissler Heissler 13-15, F Jun 14

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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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    Many Years Worth Of Pain Gone From Arthoscopic Surgery

    I am 16 years old and suffered a lot of pain in both of my knees. It all started in the one knee that got dislocated in the pool from kicking hard. I didnt think of anything at first so went back swimming. I kicked my right leg to hard that it hurt. I did not metion anything to...
    pony12pony12 pony12pony12 16-17, F Nov 3, 2012

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    Appendicitis

    I had appendicitis...2 days after my 13th birthday... i missed the first 2 days of school since it happened on september 7th
    Nick3600 Nick3600 16-17, M Jan 19, 2013

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    I had surgery on my breasts. ...

    I had surgery on my breasts. And no I didn't make them bigger either! I actually had them made smaller because they were to big! I use to be a double D and it was hurting my back and neck. I had horrible self esteem because I felt as though everyone was looking at my boobs...
    boston17 boston17 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2006

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    Laprascopically

    I just had surgery laprascopically to have endometriosis removed from my pelvic organs.  It was so weird when I was put to sleep and woken up again.  Thankfully, I don't remember anything bad like the tube down my throat.  That was my biggest fear.  Overall...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 1 Response May 13, 2008

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    I was 9. I had developed another eye condition

    aswell as being compleatly blind. My eye had gone all cloudy. It turned out i had to have an operation to inject something in to my eye.
    Elle2002 Elle2002 16-17, F Jun 2

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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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    MrAdamski MrAdamski 13-15, M Apr 14

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    Too Scared To Care.

    I am afraid i wont wake up from surgery.....i will die alone and naked on a operating table surrounded by medical personel that would rather be playing golf. My wife wont know what happend.....i will just be gone.
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Just had general anesthesia.

    What a trip. I cut a tendon in my finger. And I had to have surgery to reattach. Surgeon wanted me out for the operation. I went out just as they were getting me ready. Then I woke up like a few seconds went by. I was really sleepy. And the nurses kept waking me up. With in an...
    baubaloo baubaloo 36-40, M Jul 13

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    When I was 14 years old,

    I had a compound facture on my right big toe (at that time, I would run in my room a lot and cleanliness wasn't a priority for me). Anyway, we went to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Northern Kentucky, and the ER doctor there informed us that it was some minor toe injury (despite the...
    cinci23 cinci23 22-25, M Dec 12, 2013

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    Hernia

    When I was a baby I had surgery for a hernia. I was only a few months old.
    JustaSilentsoldier JustaSilentsoldier 13-15 Oct 6, 2013

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    A New Face

    I had surgery about 3 months ago. What you see in my profile picture is only the me that people know for the past 3 months.I had a facial deformaty (that has some complicated name that i've forgotten) which meant my Jaw line was completely wrong, but in my case, by a lot.My...
    ShesAZombie ShesAZombie 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Burst Appendix Is Not Good

    I was in year 7 (i already had a stomach ache) and i had just finished lunch. So i was headed for p.e when i felt a searing pain, like i had been punched with spike-knuckled gloves. My friends asked me if i was ok and said i looked as white as a sheet (which i usually do so it...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Jul 2, 2012

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    I Had My Tonsils Removed.

    I was about 8 or so and one of my brothers had theirs out the same night.  We got to share a room for the night and eat ice cream and jello.  I tore the IV out of my arm, I couldn't stand it. Thats the only surgery I've had and I don't remember much other the...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2008

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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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    I had surgery a week ago

    and had to be on a bus for 10 hours and another 10 tommrow im in so much pain .but im glad i have my baby girl taken care of me when i get bac home
    phatzNbink phatzNbink 22-25, M May 19

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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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    Welp, Its Over With.

    .... for now. I had partial right lobe lobectomy on my thyroid on monday. I dont feel too good. not in pain anymore, just dopey from the medicine. I still have this drainage tube in my neck that is connected to this clear buld that shows this brown-ish, semi chunky liquid in it...
    Getitbri Getitbri 22-25, F Nov 2, 2010

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    Ear Surgery..

    i was kinda scared about local anesthesia and insisted on the general. Doctors refused it, but like i said it was creepy enough to not to reach anywhere in your body and plus that, there would be tools and gadgets in my ear.. Anyway, against all the objections from my family...
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M Oct 21, 2011

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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 26-30, F Jan 30

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    Not Surgery this time

    but I am waiting to have a cystoscopy on the 3rd of feb, for a couple of months I have had trouble putting my catheter in and just a couple of days ago it seems to have righted itself but I will still go for it cos it will happen again
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M Jan 4

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    This past april i had surgery to remove 75% of

    my colon. I spent 2 dreadful weeks in the hospital. The scariest part about surgery is the fact that you don't remember anything. I hope i never have to go through anything like that ever again.
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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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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    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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    Hernia

    When I was a baby I had surgery for a hernia. I was only a few months old.
    JustaSilentsoldier JustaSilentsoldier 13-15 Oct 6, 2013

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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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    Hernia Surgery

    I just had a second surgery to fix a hernia. I had it first repaired in Dec 2006 but it came back last week and I had to have emergency surgery to fix it. Today is the first day since the second surgery I feel somewhat human again.
    slaveaudi slaveaudi 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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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 1 Response Jul 13, 2010

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    Wolf1212h Wolf1212h 13-15, F Jun 8

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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

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    Rotten Gallbladder

    Last summer I went into the ER with unbelievable pains in my stomach. Come to find out that my gallbladder was literally rotting inside me. I spent a week in the hospital then a week at home with a tube sticking out of my stomach (not pleasant) Now skip forward one year and I am...
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 8 Responses May 7, 2007

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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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    Three Major Ones

    I have had a total of 6 surgeries. Three of them were considered major.The minor ones where two placements of a Port-a-cath and one removal. My first Port-a-cath became occluded and was contaminated with it was installed, so it developed a staph infection.The major surgeries...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Nov 17, 2012

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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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    In second grade I went to the hospital

    for surgery. My second grade class, after hearing about what happened, decided to make me get well soon cards. When my sister delivered them to me on one of her visiting days, there were about thirty giant sheets of construction paper completely marred with various rainbows of...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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

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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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    Ver 40!!

    i have had over 40 surgical operations, i was born with spina bifida and i dont think there is a part of me that hasnt been operated on, except my arms. you name it ive had it operated on, head, back, chest, tummy, genitals, ***, legs and feet
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 2 Responses Feb 28

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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 proceededĀ  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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    Tip Before Bariatric Plastic Surgery

    A tip before you get bariatric plastic surgery is to learn more about the procedure first. There are many online information soruces that help you learn more about why it is advisable to get plastic surgery after weight loss as well as help you ease apprehensions you have towards...
    darrenfrenix darrenfrenix 22-25, F Oct 25, 2013

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    4 Surgeries.

    I have had 4 surgeries during my lifetime so far(I am now 46) the first when I was 18 and the most recent one last YR. I had them on my boobs, my nose(it was broken when I got beat up by bullies) my abdomen, and had my gallbladder taken out. It was my gallbladder most recently I...
    IMPogueMahone IMPogueMahone 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    had surgery on my dominant shoulder on april 24. it was arthroscopic, had 10 incisions which were done to treat/repair 1 full thickness with a graft and two partial tears, remove...
    pdpcuffed pdpcuffed 66-70, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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