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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 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 Mar 21

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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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    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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    I got pancreatitis in September

    and was given a 10% chance of survival.... and here I am still.
    newvillage36 newvillage36 36-40, M Apr 16

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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 today. Ive been having on going

    stomach/side pain for 7 months. We thought it was my pcos and so did the doctors so they did nothing. i was having issues with my doctor/endo because i need a change in my BC and she refused to do so. I went to see an obgyn and she changed my meds and reffered me to a GI doctor...
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F Apr 29

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

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    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Feb 27

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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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    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 26-30, F 8 Responses May 29, 2009

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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

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    I went for another checkup.

    Good news. I get to keep my vagina. The bad news is it will be in a jar on my desk. Actually, the Bartholin excision is almost completely healed. This Labiaplasty is gonna take a lifetime to heal. All the meds that take away my pain make me woozy and sleepy. But, I can't work...
    Yoohoolibbylou Yoohoolibbylou 36-40, F a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    AkaiosAlexander AkaiosAlexander 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I had surgery yesterday.

    The after effects of anaesthetic is horrible. Only 18 and having serious surgery isn't good 😔
    BritishBBW BritishBBW 18-21 1 Response Jan 26

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    I've never actually had surgery.

    .. But I have an infection in my finger... And the antibiotics aren't working... I might need surgery to remove and infected material that may reside... It's the smallest surgery but it makes me super anxious.. And the fact that I'm depressed and suicidal doesn't help... My...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 25

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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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    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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    ThatEsteemedElegance ThatEsteemedElegance 22-25, T 3 Responses Jun 27

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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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    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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    And will be having more soon YAY.

    1st ever surgery I had was on Remembrance day 2011 lol. 11.11.11. Had a Vascetomy. Not long after that I had a two level fusion in my lower spine which failed so now I have FBSS or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Due to this I've recently had a trial Spinal Stimulator and it...
    goodman72 goodman72 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 29

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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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    Well it's my moms not mine but.

    .. My moms foot! It's healing she's got 18 or 21 staples, has a plate and 6 screws. The skin is all bruised.
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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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 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    I've only had surgery once.

    It was when I was 3 and it was for an ear infection.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Jan 24

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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 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Exactly one week ago.

    I have to go back to work Monday. I haven't worn anything but pajamas, gone more than 4 hours without pain meds or made it through the day without a nap. I also can't sit in s chair. I have never dreaded anything more in my life.
    Yoohoolibbylou Yoohoolibbylou 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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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    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 18-21, M Nov 23, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I had my appendix out

    and that's it really :/
    maddieharvelle maddieharvelle 13-15, F Jun 11

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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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    Put to sleep. When I was told some years ago I

    would have to have a general anaesthetic for a hernia operation, I was very upset. I’d been knocked out for an operation when I was a child and had found the experience quite difficult to cope with: I hadn’t liked the idea of being helpless and unaware of what was going on...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M Apr 14

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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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    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 18-21, F Feb 7, 2014

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    I once worked it out

    and came to the conclusion that I have had over 100 general anasetics in my life. I am so used to them I can literally walk back to the ward from the recovery room. not bad going eh lol
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 27

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