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I Have Had Surgery

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 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 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 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 with a tube in my nose that went down the back of my throat.  I appreciate why they do that, but my gizards fired right back up. ...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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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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    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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    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 didn't even feel hungry at all and the thought of food made me sick. A week after the intial surgery I had to go into the...
    katielovesTW katielovesTW 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 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 was nine months old. The doctors didn't think I would live, but here I am today. Luckily, I don't remember this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 2, 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 LONG for a month without going to a silly doctor's appointment. It would be tedious to give a long running list of the things I've had done, but I can say...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 20, 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-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

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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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    Several times, from removing a nail in my head,

    placed there by an ornery cousin when I was an adolescent to two separate times for a collapsed lung, same lung. To a hernia operation in my groin. And not to mention the removal of compacted wisdom teeth and molars and a hunting arrow in just below my collar bone. I don't know...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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 4 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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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 was a pair of knees that illustrated this phrase perfectly, that pair had to have been mine. Over one hundred degrees of internal rotation had warped them due to...
    missymonkery missymonkery 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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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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    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 me up and removed part of the bowels due to diverticulitus but this was on the right-hand side,very rare?As my wound...
    sunnlad sunnlad 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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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 cyst in my back they didn't want to open the boil no they said this is not for operation...so i start shouting...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F Aug 30, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 quite quickly (he told me I would be asleep for an hour or so), I had to wait some hours for the theatre to be ready. After...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Nov 7, 2012

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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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    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...
    AngelBornInHell AngelBornInHell 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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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 eye syndrome. I had the surgery done, and it turns out....the surgeon operated on the wrong eye. So that surgery was pretty much all for nothing. Then after...
    DoctorChurchie DoctorChurchie 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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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. it was just awsome. to see everything slow and cewl. i mean i still think bout that drug today. after...
    maverick321 maverick321 70+, M Jan 29, 2012

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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 other, and an operation was necessary to repair it. Again, I came in to the hospital early in the morning. As usual, the...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Nov 7, 2012

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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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    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

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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 I was put to sleep with gas at the dentist’s two or three times, but I don’t remember much of this; I also had a...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Nov 6, 2012

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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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    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...
    patrick199 patrick199 16-17, M May 29

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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 used also of giving a general anaesthetic, so I asked her what the difference between sedation and anaesthesia was. She said that...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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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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    I had problems with my back

    and had to have steroid treatments. When the treatments stopped helping, I had to have surgery. I had a plastic pins put in my back as the lower disks were wearing out. I walked stooped over and could not walk far. The surgery has helped me greatly. I can walk now with out cane...
    billalabama1 billalabama1 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 17

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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

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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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 70+ 2 Responses May 20, 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 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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    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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    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. The problems I was having prior to the surgery are gone.
    Pussywillowing Pussywillowing 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2008

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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, the doctors thought it was appendicitis, and I was transferred to another hospital for blood tests and a possible MRI scan.  The blood...
    domitillaTLA domitillaTLA 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2009

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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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    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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    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

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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 practicing on me. I mean yeah they have rules. My doctors are the only ones who can do my surgeries and they have to have there students...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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