I Had Surgery

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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

    I'm having surgery on Wednesday the 14 I'm not

    ready! I don't want surgery! what happens if I don't wake up? what if something happens wrong? I'm freaking out! a week and I'm having surgery I WEEK! 7 days! no no no no! I'm not ready. not know. not today. not tomorrow. not Wednesday! no no ever! never ever!
    izzyvw27 izzyvw27
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Oct 7, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Apr 5, 2012

    three surgeries in two years - easy

    for me not so much for surgeons as they were "difficult" - this is what the op report said . Had a recent diagnostic done and the previous op area looks great another little problem reported so looks like I will have another surgery in the fall. My doc didnt want to tell me...
    blonde10 blonde10
    36-40, F
    Aug 14, 2015

    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

    I had surgery on good Friday (yes this year).

    I still haven't fully recovered I don't think. I had carpel tunnel, cubical tunnel. And a big cyst removed all in the same hand/arm. It is still vary painful. Idk what to do. This was my first surgery and I got nailed with 3 the same day (1 I wasn't sure I was getting). It will...
    Jene1994 Jene1994
    22-25, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    on Oct 23, I had a minor surgery on

    both of my knees. recovery is supposed to be fast yet being in bed is driving me crazy :(
    deleted deleted
    Oct 28, 2015

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

    few months on my jaw. WOOH!
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian
    16-17, F
    Feb 10, 2015

    I had oral surgery on Friday,

    it was pretty damn bad. I'm taking codeine for the oak which helps it a bit. He stitches feel super gross on my gums tho :(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    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

    mid July I had surgery on my right knee.

    this was the 4th one since 2012.. first 3 were scopes.. this time it was a lateral release with a scope done just because I was already there.. I got stitches taken out 2wks later and put in a brace the same day.. I'm still in the brace, knee is still really swollen.. I'm still...
    AllieS88 AllieS88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    This morning and I'm alive!

    They took 7 tries to get my vein and I'm on a LOT of strong pain medication right now
    fhn0512 fhn0512
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    I had surgery when I was 8

    and I hated it, really don't like hospitals
    itsme9009 itsme9009
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    Right temporalectemy i no longer have a right

    temporal lobe but I don't have seizures anymore either
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    I had ACL reconstruction surgery 2 years ago in

    August. I thought everything would go back to normal, but a year later I sprain that same knee after going through intense physical and mental therapy with others and myself, and it turned out to be for nothing because ever since that first sprain after surgery I have speak ed...
    liquidgold18k liquidgold18k
    22-25, F
    Jan 7, 2016

    To eliminate my epilepsy i had a brain surgery.

    .........................well technically two the first one was to place the grid to pin point the exact location of the scar tissue then the second one they removed my right temporal lobe
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    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

    Tonsillectomy, the pain was horrid

    and lasted about 2 weeks. (comment any surgeries you've had)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    It was spring 2005, and I was in the operating

    room for the second time in two months. The first time that years I was in the O.R. for the second major operation of my life. The very first one going back to 01 or 02 when I was operated on to repair part of my throat to improve my verbal speech. This time I was back to have...
    18-21, M
    Feb 7, 2016

    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
    70+, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2014

    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

    Wahoo I am one week post up from double jaw

    surgery and genioplasty to fix my class 2 overbite and I am already loving the results.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 25, 2015
    ThatEsteemedElegance ThatEsteemedElegance
    22-25, T
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    On october 9th, 2015,

    i had surgery for the very first time ever. I had a device known as the Vagal Nerve Stimulator put in (AKA the VNS). Its to help my epilepsy. What it does is the device which was placed in my chest under the clavicle (a bone in my chest) has a wire that runs up to the vagal...
    tig1991 tig1991
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    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
    Jul 13, 2010

    At the age of 12 I got surgery to try to repair

    a problem with one leg. however it didn't work so I am worst than how I was :(
    deleted deleted
    Aug 12, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Nov 9, 2012

    05/04/2016 - Surgery went well.

    Scar tissue at top isn't growing back which is awesome though the scar tissue at the bottom back isn't improving or getting worse sooo just sort of stuck. In clinic appointment in a months time and then another date for surgery. By then I'm sure this site will be closed down...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2016

    I am having double jaw surgery August 19th

    (next Wednesday) to fix my overbite. I'm so pumped but also very nervous. Anyone here had corrective jaw surgery?
    deleted deleted
    Aug 13, 2015

    Breast lump removed,

    and tubes tide.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    Just last night in a fit of rage i smashed a

    glass door with me left hand...a large piece of broken glass cut the top of my arm like a knife piercing layers of skin... The wound was almost 5 inches across the top of the arm and there was another at the bottom side almost 2 inches...blood was spurting everywhere and i was...
    tiffaz1984 tiffaz1984
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    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

    so after having an problem with my ligament

    and stabilising muscle on the left side of my right knee after a thai boxing insident, which lasted 4 months with me still losing strength in it to fall to the floor in excusiating pain. The physio I was resiving new of this but as I could still fully work with the knee apart...
    gaminggirl97 gaminggirl97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

    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

    I've had 4 surgeries in my life.

    3 of them on my right eye and I've also had surgery to fix my left ankle after I broke it.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2015

    20/03/2016 - Have had surgery multiple times

    and having more tomorrow. Quick surgery nil by mouth from 7am tomorrow and then a quick (long) drive to Auckland for surgery spending the night then a couple days in Auckland. Not worried about surgery as it will be the second time with the same procedure. Just need to...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    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
    7 Responses Sep 1, 2009

    I'm recovering from same day surgery.

    I had three moles removed today. The one on my back is the most painful. I'm off from work til Friday doctors orders.
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2016

    I had this surgery a month ago.

    A minor surgery on my head. The surgery was done while I was conscious. The post surgery hurts for a week. Every step I move hurts, specifically on the region where the surgery was conducted. And now it's over and the suture has been removed, I feel like I'm free. However it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    I had surgery almost a year ago a total

    shoulder replacement, and I have a lot of pain all the time. My surgeon said I should not be in pain but I am so what else can i do?
    pburnette pburnette
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2008

    02/04/2016 - Surgery again Monday (April 4th)

    same procedure as last time then should have another one again in a couple weeks. Looking forward to having it all be over. I'm ready to move on with my life. Get back to a normal routine of life, family, friends and so much more.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    31-35, F
    Apr 2, 2016

    I had a cyst removed surgically,

    cubical tunnel and carpel tunnel all on good Friday. I went back today because most still on tremendous pain. He gave me a shot. Now I have hot and cold flashes with way worse pain!!! My meds aren't even touching me 😭😭😭uhhhh
    Jene1994 Jene1994
    22-25, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    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
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    21/03/2016 - Surgery I think went okay.

    Was in recovery sleeping when my surgeon came to see me so will see her tomorrow. The GA hit me for 6 and I didn't handle it so well in recovery but all okay now and settled into a ward. Back here again in 2 weeks for the same procedure then another 2 weeks after that...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016


    ! AT 19 YEARS OLD!! i had 3 surgeries in 2 months it all started when i was around 38 weeks pregnant i went in the hospital with high blood pressure so i was in labor for about 3 days until they decided i needed an emergency c section so i went into the operating room had the c...
    Thatinkedlovexo Thatinkedlovexo
    18-21, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    I am 15 years old and just had my right ovary

    removed due to a ~20cm benign cyst. I really don't know how to feel. I cried myself to sleep earlier. I know I'm still fertile, but having such a womanly part of you taken away so soon sucks :/
    tacobell01 tacobell01
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016
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