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Have You Ever Had Surgery?

I'll admit that I'm a huge fan of doctor shows like Grey's Anatomy and House — not that I think they're entirely accurate. I am intrigued by the diseases and entertained that the doctors can perform miraculous operations to make people healthy in just 60 minutes. Luckily, I haven't had to spend much time in hospitals, and the only surgery I've had was pretty minor. What about you . . .


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DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
I had my appendix out at 12 (right at the start of summer vacation, so I couldn't go swimming for a long time!), and during my freshman year of college, I had all 4 wisdom teeth out.
mystique1 mystique1 9 years
Sorry- * positive things do come out OF our struggles* Have to love our typos!!!!!
mystique1 mystique1 9 years
I've had to keep a list of my surgeries so I don't forget the dates and the kind of surgery it was. For my age I feel pathetic with how many surgeries I've had. I just had surgery June 25th of this year and I believe that was number 12. I guess we all go through bouts of bad luck, huh? Positive things do come out our struggles though; I work in General Surgery at a large hospital- I'm able to put myself in the patients shoes and spend as much time with them as I can and offer them real compassion becaue I've been there. I wish I could say the same about some of the nurses I've had in the past during those trying times.
itsme3683 itsme3683 9 years
I had a breast reduction, too.
Zero_Cool Zero_Cool 9 years
I had surgery on my neck when I was 15 to have a tumor removed. They did a biopsy on it, cause they thought it was Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but it came back inconclusive. Luckily after they took it out and did whatever tests on it, it came back benign. They used dissolveable stitches and this weird glue to close it, it was bizarre. Then 7 months to the day of my neck surgery, I had surgery on my big toe. Sounds silly, and it was, but I had ripped the tendon out of my toe and didn't even know it, until I started having pain in my foot. I had 5 stitches in my toe and had to wear a hard cast up to my knee, and my toe was hanging out... I never understood that!!!
gingirl gingirl 9 years
Yes, ugh. Had my wisdom teeth (all 4) taken out about 4 years ago, my tonsils taken out 2 years ago (and let me tell you how much fun it is to hear a doctor saying it should've been done when you were younger, it would've hurt so much less - but I DID lose 20 lbs). And periodically, my body likes to produce bumps that need to be removed (like sists and calcium deposits). Not sure if that would be considered elective or not, cause I suppose I didn't really need it.
crist101 crist101 9 years
Three sinus surgeries (one sinus was completely closed and the other had polyps blocking 80% of it) before I was age six, reconstructive jaw surgery at age 17- one side was growing longer than the other, I had a huge underbite, and class 5 (the worst!) TMJ. After that surgery my jaw is great, even though I still end up getting sinus infections when I'm sick. I'm currently recovering from "elective" surgery. Let's just say I can't lift my arms. But I love my results and I feel very content, regardless of all the hospital/operating room time!
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 9 years
I had my first major surgery this year, in February, a breast reduction. Prior to that, I'd only ever had dental surgery.
gigly_grl gigly_grl 9 years
Double hernia (scars are nicely hidden now, except for after a bikini wax haha), tonsils, and wisdom teeth – which I definitely count as a surgery since I got knocked out :P Considering laser eye, but honestly chicken sh*t... maybe if they'd knock you out... or some nice drugs. *shudder*
Allytta Allytta 9 years
:) fitness blog and so many surgeries.
swmnqt7 swmnqt7 9 years
i have to have my deviated septum fixed in a couple of years but thats about it..i hope
Graze-With-Me Graze-With-Me 9 years
I had one of my front top teeth (third from the middle) removed when I was about 12, it would've grown in behind my front two teeth so they peeled back the roof of my mouth and took it out. Five years later I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed and less than a year after that I fell down and put my left hand out which snapped the ligament that holds your thumb to your hand. $7,000 and one tiny steel tack later I now have a lovely jagged scar on my thumb.
lynn2007 lynn2007 9 years
When I was 4 I had an appendectomy
Jeny Jeny 9 years
Yes I have had surgery.. One 'elective' ;-) and one, not so elective. I shattered all the bones in my leg and ankles (tibia, fibula, talus, toes, pulled some ligaments etc) in a freak accident and had to have surgery. On one side of my ankle I had a plate, 7 screws, and 23 stitches and on the other side, I had a plate, 3 screws, and 10 stitches. It's now two years later and I'm still not the same. I can't run like I use to and when the weather changes, I can DEFINITELY feel it. It swells alot and I have a 'cankle' (lol) alot of times.. I was stuck in a wheelchair for 3 months to let the swelling post-surgery go down and then on crutches for 6 weeks. NOT FUN
lauren0925 lauren0925 9 years
I had a lamenectomy in July 2007 to drain a cyst in the center of my spinal cord.
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 9 years
No, unless wisdom teeth removal counts.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
Jaw surgery. It sucked.
emg emg 9 years
In addition to knee surgery, I had heart surgery almost two years ago. I woke up in the middle of the surgery which was very disturbing. The aftermath was also the worst physical pain I have ever experienced. In the end it was all worth it as I stopped having heart attacks and am now able to lead an active lifestyle.
FoxyJo FoxyJo 9 years
I had shoulder surgery after many years of softball, 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed and part of my cervix removed...all of this in a two year period! It kinda just hit me all at once. I honestly HATE having surgery but I love the attention I get after ;)
wiggle wiggle 9 years
I dislocated my shoulder in my early 20s, and then it kept dislocating. The last time my shoulder went out I was playing ultimate frisbee and that is when I decided to get it fixed. It was the best thing I ever did. My shoulder hasn't gone out since!
opisnowpro opisnowpro 9 years
I broke my knee doing snowboard ouch! the surgery was terrible like Ilanac13 said but my knee is perfect now.....oh and plastic he.....
joiedevivre1028 joiedevivre1028 9 years
i just had major surgery in January for a cyst in my femur. it put me practically immobile for two weeks and on crutches for a month. the doctor gave me the option of removing my the hardware in my leg but i'd rather not go through that again!
zabrow zabrow 9 years
i had surgery for an infection in my wrist when i was 6 mos old, i had my tonsils & adnoids out when i was 5 & then wisdom teeth a few years ago.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
this question is such a jinx... (me knocks on wood three times)
missyd missyd 9 years
plastic :)
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