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    I had 5 surgeries, 3 on my left ankle at age 15

    and 2 on my right foot at age 16. I am almost 22 now and I still can't run, still have constant pain, still have serious weakness in my left ankle (had MRSA staph infection and osteomyelitis bone infection, and had to get all the infected tissue out and had a few millimeters of...
    countryqueen623 countryqueen623 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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    Ok so here is my story.

    .. On October 28th I woke up at 7am with a sharp pain on the right side of my stomach.. I just thought it was bc I had to use the bathroom so I went and then went back to bed.. I woke back up at 8am bc I was still in pain so I had texted my friend and asked her what side your...
    Foreverloved85 Foreverloved85 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    ive had 2 c cections.

    now that i have lost 165 pounds that c cection belly makes me self consious. it is what it is.
    DeAnnsharon DeAnnsharon 41-45, F Mar 24, 2015

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    Too many times it feels like im on first name

    terms with the anaesthetist....
    firetrap93 firetrap93 46-50 2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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    I'm not too good with dealing with pain I had a

    blood clot in my booty and it hurts so badly
    Devonrocks1993 Devonrocks1993 22-25, M Oct 19, 2015

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    I've had surgeries, in the past.

    ...tonsils out at age five...impact wisdom teeth out at age 17. Tomorrow, I'm having cataract surgery. I've never needed glasses, before, but for the past few months I was experiencing double vision. Finally, I booked an ophthalmologist appointment and I was shocked to find...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 13 Responses Jan 28, 2015

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    I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed not

    too long ago, and let me tell you, the process of having all of them extracted at once was probably the easier part of the whole experience. The process of healing, on the other hand, was not fun for me at all. No drinking from a straw for the first few days, no hard spitting...
    pebbles7 pebbles7 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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    ACL reconstructions on

    both knees and my tonsils out. That's it for me, thank god!
    Daisy06 Daisy06 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    I've had hip surgery at right years old,

    recently had surgery due to a fracture wrist, and will need more surgery due to a dislocated knee...
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    Ok, this is probably the wimpiest surgery known

    to mankind, but in the sixth grade I had a toothpick surgically removed from my arm. My sister pushed me over in the kitchen, I knocked over the toothpick holder thing on the way down and landed so that a toothpick went all the way into my arm, I couldn't see it and it was just...
    redhouse97 redhouse97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2015

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    I'm home recovering from a outpatient procedure.

    Theres a list of things I can't do: stand up for long periods of time, walk my big dog, exercise, no heavy lifting of any kind. My pain level is at a 3...Theres drugs for that. I can't help but to want to get on with this and get back to normally unscheduled life of going where...
    Lena1982 Lena1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Just had surgery number ten.

    Three and a half years since the first one.
    lalalauren14 lalalauren14 22-25, F Jun 14, 2015

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    ive had surgery 7 times

    and on tuesday im getting my 8th and idk why but im nervous about it even though its only ankle surgery and its probably the smallest one ill ever get.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2015

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    I had a full hysterectomy two years ago at the

    age of 29 without ever having the opportunity to have children. I have been sick ever since. I was told the surgery would change my life, and it did. I think loosing my ovaries was the worst mistake I have ever made in my life. We are always taught that big risks equal big...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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    My 1st Surgery.

    On Thursday its going to be 2 weeks since my surgery. Last..well a few weeks ago i found out that i had gallstones which means they have to remove my gallbladder. About a month ago, i started to get painful stomach aches on the daily. So i found it every strange cuz that never...
    ShesDisturbed ShesDisturbed 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    I have had 8 surgeries

    since I was 6 years old
    OIGirl18 OIGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2015

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    A Surgery Of Conceit

    After having that horrific wreck, I had surgery. Only it wasn't the surgery you'd expect. I did have a brain injury, but I've never had any brain surgery. My surgery? It was plastic surgery. One of my eyelids was ripped off in the wreck and so it had to be reattached. My eye...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    So it has been six days

    since I've had my surgery. Didn't expect to feel this kind of pain after six days. I can barely walk, sit or sleep today. Although I'm on pain medication, the pain got worse today. At times I even feel like crying because of the pain... Maybe I'm not patient enough, maybe I've...
    DutchMattieOffLine DutchMattieOffLine 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    I've actually had several surgeries,

    most pretty insignificant.  However, in 2011...at the ripe old age of 47, I had emergency double-bipass.  I had told a number of my friends and collegues, family also, that I had a clogged artery.  I got to where I couldn't breath and my chest would hurt after...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 11, 2015

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    Another Sad Injury

    Rookie and I on top of game central castle we were getting prepared to sky dive." You all set?" I nodded." I'm glad that I didn't grab my dinner bag." He told me with relief. We sky dived in the air I pulled the string and food came flying out." Rookie I think you grabbed the...
    Coolnewbie Coolnewbie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    Operation!

    I lay down so terrified, for I have no one to help me when something goes wrong. I beg and plead to be left alone. As my fear rises, my stength weakens. I fight to protect myself, but they're far too strong for me. A grown man holding down a girl, isn't exactly the...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    Ive had surgery on my back

    when I was small after being knocked down by a car in a accident I spent 12 weeks in total in hospital I was left with a problem of wetting myself in the day time afterwards but at least I can walk okay now thanks to the doctors and nurses I deal with it by useing...
    Joanne181 Joanne181 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2015

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    I've had surgery five times on my right eye to

    try and attach my Retina but none of them worked sadly.
    Just1n12345 Just1n12345 18-21, M Apr 20, 2015

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    40 Times

    I have had a tonne of operations, on the whole of my body from the very start of my life as I was born with spina bifida, everything from head to foot and in between has had something done to it. brain, back, bones bladder bowel. everything
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    had to have two incisions

    and drainage the past two weeks and I've got MRSA... joys!
    minnieblack93 minnieblack93 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2015

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    I have had six surgeries in my life one

    as a child and four as an adult - never scared as I have had good surgeons but always ask for a good pain medication for about a week- I have been up and about after 24 hours .
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2015

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    oh my gosh, lol. when i was almost 2 (2 months

    before i turned 2) i had to have surgery on my left side to remove my kidney. i`m actually surprised i haven't had more surgeries, lol. i'm 99% sure i was suppose to in 2013 because i fell off my bike and my dad was at work at the time and we had no one to take me to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 12, 2015

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    Woohoo!!!, the cast is off.

    And now PT. I might be able to return to work before the end of the year.
    Dartanian Dartanian 41-45, M Oct 21, 2014

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    Well for my friends who didn't know I hurt my

    shoulder a few weeks ago at home when I was recovering from knee surgery I now have to go in and have major shoulder surgery in 2 to 3 weeks 6 weeks in a sling and another year off work to let it recover just when I thought things were getting better
    adelaideman adelaideman 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    My Fifth Surgery

    I had my fifth surgery 2 weeks ago. I'm 20 years old and have a connective tissue disease. The disease causes my muscles and tendons not to work causing my joints to dislocate. I now have 18 surgical scars. My first surgery was two years ago and I had two shoulder surgeries that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 8, 2013

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    I have had brain surgery

    for epilepsy in order to reduce them and it worked for a while. but they returned. I can have the surgery again, but the down time along with notions hesitates me.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    Pain level is at 5. Stuck on the couch.

    I think I over did it yesterday. Overdid meaning I walked the dog twice....
    Lena1982 Lena1982 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    5 Times In Life

    In my life, I passed summary just 5 different surgeries. The first was when I was about 5. It was in just described Busko hospital "Górka". I had got spasthic hips and feets tendoms. The operation was 100% suceeded, but the surgery wound disappeared very slowly. It was due to I...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 4, 2013

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    A few months ago, I was in my office

    and began to feel what I thought was chest squeeze. It's something that I've experienced before, and thought nothing of it as I was always told that it's most likely a matter of stress. And, yes, I was a bit stressed. So…I just tried to relax. Not always easy to do at work...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    Quite a few; I was in a bad accident & in a coma

    for a few weeks; I have 2 plates in my jaw, 1 big plate across my eye socket under my eye brow, I have a plate & 6 screws in my right wrist, plus the bone they shaved off my hip to help it heal I have also had my gallbladder removed, surgery on my knee twice( thanks to Army haha...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    It Was An Experience!! :)

    It was last year...right after Christmas...I had to have a cyst removed from my left breast...not a fun experience. I don't even want to talk about all of the awkward doctor visits before hand...Yikes!! :p Anyway...it was a very strange experience...it wasn't a big deal really...
    TheBattleWithin TheBattleWithin 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2009

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    I am about to have surgery on a siste

    that has formed against and 34 way around my spine. they are going to remove it and also a few tumors throughout my body. funny thing is, I have been in pain for a long time now but the thought of being able to have a normal pain free life kinda makes me nervous. what of I'm not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    I had a lumpectomy in my right breast in 2010.

    . It was confirmed as benign! =) I didn't have insurance at the time, so I am still making payments to this day- thank goodness for payment plans aaand no more mammograms for a while!!
    AlieVerde AlieVerde 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2015

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    When I was in elementary school,

    me and my sister were at the playground. I was about to go on the monkey bars when I lost my footing and fell on my head on the blacktop. My head was gushing, I don't know how much, but I remember there being a good amount of blood. I was rushed to the hospital, which was a good...
    115Master 115Master 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2015

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    I have had several surgeries.

    One was for my leg and the others were for my dental stuff .
    crazyram45 crazyram45 22-25, M Jun 24, 2015

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    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2015

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