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    Yes, I have indeed. In 2011,

    I broke my hip. Due to the incompetence of the doctors I was dealing with at the time, it ended up being broken for seven months. I finally found a doctor who knew what he was talking about, but by then, the bone had already died, and it was determined that I would need to have...
    sorceroussymbiote sorceroussymbiote 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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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 of them had almost worked but they still could use it. I remember not the last one the one before that one. I got so sick. I...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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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 leak proof seal could not be made and I would constantly leak mostly in the bed so would have to change a few times a...
    sunnlad sunnlad 46-50, M Jul 13, 2013

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    Put to sleep. When I was told some years ago I

    would have to have a general anaesthetic for a hernia operation, I was very upset. I’d been knocked out for an operation when I was a child and had found the experience quite difficult to cope with: I hadn’t liked the idea of being helpless and unaware of what was going on...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 5 days ago

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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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    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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    had to have two incisions

    and drainage the past two weeks and I've got MRSA... joys!
    minnieblack93 minnieblack93 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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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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    Yeah, who hasn't, at least cutting the umbilical

    or circumcision or dental surgery or something cosmetic. Just for the record (as if there was one) I've had in-patient surgery considered emergency surgery under general anesthesia. So, there's not actually much I can tell about the experience itself. Except that when I woke up...
    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M Jan 18, 2014

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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

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    Having problems with my phone

    and getting back to some my surgery went well just had to take the uterus out doing better than everyone excepted
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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-invasive surgery through my navel. But it had a bad side effect and a week later I had to have my prostate cut back. I am not sure how...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Feb 23, 2014

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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

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    And regret letting it happen.

    But what if more crippled won it.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 12

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    I was born with spina bifida

    and I've had like 30 different surgeries
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Oct 7, 2014

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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 of villain central cause she wants your voice." He said as he tried to hold me down. Finally got a hold of me. He grabbed my...
    Coolnewbie Coolnewbie 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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

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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 think they can help me get better. Och such is life, I am a Survivor and care nae wha they think I shall get as...
    Raibeart Raibeart 51-55, M May 2, 2008

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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...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 13 Responses Jan 28

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    The details are a bit fuzzy

    since I was less likely to remember it. It was nearly 16 years ago, when I was 2 years old. My mom told me that I was having problems with my right eye and that I had to go and get surgery on it. I'm still having weird problems with my right eye, like when I'm having a headache...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M May 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 surgeries on toes and feet I am tough, but enough already!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses May 31, 2008

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    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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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 reversed. This allows the patient to use the deltoid muscle instead of the damaged rotator cuff to lift the arm.It required a single overnight stay in the hospital and...
    ssman74 ssman74 66-70 2 Responses May 20, 2011

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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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 'lovely' *shakes fist in anger* stones that I keep collecting... Lithotripsy about 3 sets of sessions on, the actual...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M Nov 17, 2013

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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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    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 would long for a month she didn't have a doctor's appointment. The truth is I would too. Actually I long one week. Just one losy week. But some how...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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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 5 Responses Mar 11

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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 work on me, and so they keep sending me to a different anethesologist.    Some were good, some weren't so good. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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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, 2014

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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, but I also hate needles. so I think they either need to find a gas that doesn't smell so horrible, or find a way for...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 haunts me. The man who put me under didnt tell me what was happening and just shoved the sleeping gas into my face...
    GossamerGaze1 GossamerGaze1 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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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

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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