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I Have Had Surgery

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    First In My Memory - As I shiver uncontrolably a rush of fear goes through my veins the feel so cold and harsh on my already fragile body. I lay waiting for somebody to guide...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F Oct 19, 2008

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    My Surgery Was a Positive Experience - My gallbladder was removed. I got the Laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery. I now have 3 small scars that have faded away. No complications...
    Pussywillowing Pussywillowing 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2008

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    Students Who Practice On Me?!! - My doctors have students and their students have students all the time. I don't like the thought of somebody who doesn't know what there doing...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    The Worst Thing About Surgery Is Not - The worst thing about surgery is not the pain, although that was bad -- particularly the pain before.  The worst thing was waking up...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    For kidney stones! It's the most awful pain! It had me moaning and crying. Everything I did, or didn't do was uncomfortable when you have kidney stone blockage!
    2j2g 2j2g 56-60, M Feb 9

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    First was over a 15 years ago. Second was about a decade ago. Then starting 6 years ago I had 5 surgeries within 4 years. Never again that many in that short of time.
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 2

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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...
    Lcervetto Lcervetto 18-21, F Nov 8, 2013

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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...
    Foreverloved85 Foreverloved85 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    Tissue Expander Failure... - Let's see. I've had tissue expander surgeries so many times. I stopped counting when we got to the 17th time. Of all those only 2 have worked and one...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    Anaesthetic Story - Some people are worried about the prospect of an anaesthetic, so since I’ve had to have one a few times, I thought it might help to tell my story. As a child...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Nov 6, 2012

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    Heart and Hand Surgery - I was born with multiple ASD and VSD in my heart. Basically I had a bunch of holes in my heart. So I had to have open heart surgery when I ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 2, 2008

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    I'm the messed up child of my home and I've have had about 5 surgeries. My first one was in first grade and hopefully my last was just this month.
    gabriellevictoria gabriellevictoria 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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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...
    Coolnewbie Coolnewbie 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    Another Operation - I had another op in January this year 2013 and it left me with a fistula leaking through the wound,was using colostomy bags,2 leaks along the scar/wound but a...
    sunnlad sunnlad 46-50, M Jul 13, 2013

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    Eye Surgery - Until I was 4 years old, I had double-vision. Or, to put it in my words at that time"I had 2 mommies". So I went to an eye doctor. I remember going in, and laying on...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Dec 18, 2010

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    Here's the List! - Labiaplasty Laparoscopy/ laser removal for endometriosis Arthroscope and steroid in left hip Adductor/groin release for leg movement Three failed orthopaedic...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses May 31, 2008

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    Surgeons Are My Worst Fear, and Yet I Have No Choice - I've had about 20 operations, and yes it may not sound like alot but when you think about it, i'm 17 years of age, and would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Anaesthesia And Sedation - I was about to have an ERCP, to get rid of gallstones, and was going to be sedated. The doctor spoke of 'putting me to sleep', which is an expression...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    Harrowing, Yet Worth It to Feel Alive. -   Yeah, in March I had horrible pain in my side, so severe that after five days, my parents rushed me to A&E.   For ages...
    domitillaTLA domitillaTLA 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2009

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    Drug - it was two years ago. i was havin tosil surgery due to the fact that i was getting reall bad infections. the drug they used on me was HEAVEN!! i loved it. i want more of it...
    maverick321 maverick321 70+, M Jan 29, 2012

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    I Did Not Assist - I like to joke a lot, so I told the doc I would try and stay awake during the gall bladder surgery to help out in any way I could. He smiled and thanked me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20, 2011

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    Doctors - I have had a surgery 2 days ago to seborheic cyst i had in my back and i had also a boil behind my hip all was going all right when they had finished with the seborheic...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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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...
    AngelBornInHell AngelBornInHell 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    When I Was 11... - When I was 11 I had gone through multiple VCUG's and then was told I needed to have surgery. It was the scariest thing to me as an 11 year old and it still...
    GossamerGaze1 GossamerGaze1 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Several times, from removing a nail in my head, placed there by an onery cousin when I was an adolescent to two separate times for a collapsed lung, same lung. To a hernia...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M Jan 29

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    I Was That Sickly Child People Stared At. - I was the one with the sunken eyes and skinny legs and pale skin you could see through. I had biopsies and a LAP band surgery. I can't...
    Hellofurry11 Hellofurry11 18-21, F Jul 15, 2010

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    Or Rather, I Will Tomorrow... - I was on the waiting list for two weeks to get surgery on a saliva gland. It often gets infected and then I need really strong pain killers to get...
    Analeigh Analeigh 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2011

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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...
    michalmos michalmos 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 4, 2013

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    Abnormal Tonsellectomy - I got my tonsils out the day before Thanksgiving this year. And it sucked. It was the worst ever. Everyone said the hunger pains would be the worse but I...
    katielovesTW katielovesTW 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    Anaesthetic Story 2 - The year after my hernia operation I had to have my gall bladder removed. I came into the hospital early in the morning, but though I saw the anaesthetist...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Nov 7, 2012

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    I Have Recenty Had Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgey -  On May 9th, I underwent reverse total shoulder replacement surgery. In this procedure, the ball and socket are...
    ssman74 ssman74 70+ 2 Responses May 20, 2011

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    My Voice Box Put Back In - I was in a fierce battle with Herbert P. Bear Esquire." Stupid Herbert why would want my voice box?" As I battled him." I want your voice for the master...
    Coolnewbie Coolnewbie 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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    Always Something - it seems like there is always something wrong w/ me. i have had close to a dozen surgeries in the last 10 to 12 yrs. i tried to get pregnant 4 about a yr, found...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 6, 2009

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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...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    Many Times - I ahve had 32 Operations trying tae repair the abnormalaties in my body fra birth, but the last ain was over 30 years ago, and none more in sight, seems they dinnae...
    Raibeart Raibeart 51-55, M May 2, 2008

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    Hospitals and Doctors Give Me Butterflies In My Stomach!! - Well. Lets see. I'm 16 years old and I believe I've had over 30 surgeries. I've read that a 17 year had 20 and says she...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    This was originally a paper that I wrote for an English class - I looked at my knees thinking of that phrase “kissing knees” of which I was not very fond. If ever there...
    missymonkery missymonkery 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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    2 Surgeries...and Both Times....something Went Wrong - When I was, I believe, 3 years old, I had to have eye surgery that was supposed to help correct my left eye, which had lazy...
    DoctorChurchie DoctorChurchie 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    Yuck!!! One of Many Memories! - Anesethologists scare the life out of me.   Its kinda strange, I never get the same guy.   I think because different doctors...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    I suppose I had surgery three times.the first was the totally unnecessary removal of my foreskin at 10 days. Then in my60th year I had my gall bladder removed. It was done by non...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Feb 23

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    Breast Reduction age 24 from 40 DDD to 38 C now, Hysterectomy age 31, broken foot bone (twice) first surgery didn't work age 34.
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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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...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Anaesthetic Story 3 - After my gall bladder operation, I had a break from surgery for several years. But then, as often happens, having had a hernia on one side, I had one on the...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Nov 7, 2012

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    Anesthesiologist ... - Well, I didn't know where else to post this. I mean anesthesiologists have toi do with me doing surgeries so I think I'll just post it here. I hate the mask...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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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...
    TheBattleWithin TheBattleWithin 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2009

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    A Fair Bit .... - I've had a cyst removed from my lower eyelid that made me look like I had bags under my eye.... ....and then lots of stuff revolving around my kidneys and those...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M Nov 17, 2013

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    Abdominal Surgery - I have had abdominal surgery 4 times and they have change my diagnosis many times.My first op was to drain an abcess from the abdomen,4 months later they opened...
    sunnlad sunnlad 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    At least that is what I think it was. I was maybe around 11 or 12. We went out for dinner and then to the grandparents for a visit. I started to not feel all that hot at my...
    JLS7914 JLS7914 31-35, F Mar 28

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