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I Had Surgery

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    I have scars on my left hand from having my thumb amputated at age 1. My left thumb was hypo-plastic.It had no bones in it. My pointer finger was moved to become my thumb and it...
    shelleymkc shelleymkc 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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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...
    cinci23 cinci23 22-25, M Dec 12, 2013

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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. ...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2008

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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...
    shknandstird shknandstird 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2008

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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...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Nov 17, 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...
    shknandstird shknandstird 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 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...
    pony12pony12 pony12pony12 16-17, F Nov 3, 2012

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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...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 8 Responses May 29, 2009

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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...
    concreteardrop concreteardrop 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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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...
    darrenfrenix darrenfrenix 22-25, F Oct 25, 2013

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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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    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...
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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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...
    someoneonyourside someoneonyourside 41-45, F Jan 25, 2013

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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...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Jul 2, 2012

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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...
    boston17 boston17 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2006

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    13 to be exact but I still got more to come
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 Feb 28

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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...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 7

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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...
    ericaissorad ericaissorad 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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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...
    slaveaudi slaveaudi 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    Cervical Discectomy and Vertebral Fusion - Fun! - It all started with a ride on the Gravitron at the County Fair. The operator left it running way too long and the next day I had a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 20, 2008

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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...
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 8 Responses May 7, 2007

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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...
    spidermonkey spidermonkey 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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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...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    And Then Some. - I have had more surgery than I can remember. The first was done in 1968 fifteen months after being discharged from Stoke Mandeville Spinal injuries centre. I had...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 9 Responses Nov 26, 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...
    breastlover81 breastlover81 26-30, M 9 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 16, 2010

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    Too Many Times - I've had the gastric bypass, another surgery to fix an issue I had with the bypass, the stapled side of my stomach didn't collapse. A year later, I had my...
    asimpson86 asimpson86 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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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 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...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jan 5

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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...
    bee4 bee4 16-17, F Apr 5, 2012

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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...
    Woahitsmeg Woahitsmeg 18-21 Dec 2, 2013

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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 Don't Plan To. ... - I don't plan to. I like the way I look and wouldn't change it.
    danniness danniness 16-18, F Dec 20, 2006

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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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    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...
    Trinea Trinea 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2010

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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...
    PepperLou PepperLou 26-30, F Jan 30

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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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...
    jaisikae jaisikae 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    Got a deviated septum fixed, I can breathe!
    MrAdamski MrAdamski 13-15, M 1 day ago

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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...
    Myonis108 Myonis108 56-60, F 35 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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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...
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M Oct 21, 2011

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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...
    Getitbri Getitbri 22-25, F Nov 2, 2010

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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...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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...
    ShesAZombie ShesAZombie 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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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...
    IMPogueMahone IMPogueMahone 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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. ...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 1 Response May 13, 2008

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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...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 7

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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...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jan 4, 2013

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