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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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    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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    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

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    MrAdamski MrAdamski 13-15, M Apr 14

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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

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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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    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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    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

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    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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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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    This is my recent surgery; I should be a

    veteran to this group. I have had multiple extensive surgeries. I am better for the most part for it. My most recent surgery was for cellulitis, which lead to MRSA. It was under my Right under arm. It was very painful and hot to the touch. For those unfamiliar with cellulitis...
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 28

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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 3 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M Sep 19

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    Had a mole removed off my nose today,

    was ok but now anesthetic has worn off it really really stings 😢
    jillybeanpie jillybeanpie 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    June 13, 2014 I had my appendix removed,

    it still hurts like crazy. 😷
    xBizzleh xBizzleh 16-17, F Jun 14

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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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    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

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Wolf1212h Wolf1212h 13-15, F Jun 8

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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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

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses Dec 5

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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 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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    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

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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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    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 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

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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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    emma5713 emma5713 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 1

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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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    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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    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I was diagnosed in 2002 right after graduating highschool. there had been a knot above my right knee since September 2001. I knew it was something bad. But I was determined to...
    ImJustJen ImJustJen 26-30, F Dec 11

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    Once I move to the west coast in January I want to book a consult for the ear pinning procedure I've wanted for a while. It's not overly expensive and I found a surgeon that will...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 1 hr ago

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