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Topic: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: RootsAir
Posted 2006-03-04 19:50:00 and read 2794 times.

A friend of mine has undergone his 12th operation (!!!)and is only aged 22. This led me to make a poll to see how many operations my fellow a.netters have undergone. for what concernes me I've only had two surgeries when I was small.

Cheers

BM

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Andz
Posted 2006-03-04 19:55:15 and read 2790 times.

I have had 2 operations, both for hernias. I had an inguinal hernia repair about 15 years ago and an umbilical hernia repair about 3 years ago.

12 operations? That is unfortunate.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Lentigomaligna
Posted 2006-03-04 20:03:20 and read 2780 times.

Just once---a laparotomy plus several weeks in hospital for a ruptured (not diagnosed for 2 weeks) and abscessed appendix and resultant sepsis. I was under for 4-5-ish hours I think, not that I can say I was "awake" very soon after.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Thepilot
Posted 2006-03-04 20:15:39 and read 2776 times.

I had surgery on my right rotator cuff and bicepts tendon. My shoulder got pretty screwed up, but now it is much stronger.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: MD11junkie
Posted 2006-03-04 20:21:15 and read 2774 times.

Two operations:

One to have a catheter because of a hernia (when I was five, Febraury 1989). The other one to have my appendix remove (when I was 20, August 2004).

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11 Junkie

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: SA7700
Posted 2006-03-04 20:21:58 and read 2774 times.

I have had 8 operations. Four (4) times I underwent bilateral myringotomies with the insertion of ventilation tubes, due to otitis media. After that my "wisdom" teeth were removed, followed by a tonsillectomy at age 21. Two years ago I underwent a septoplasty, septum perforation repair and turbinectomies. The last procedure was in 2005 when I underwent LASIK to correct my vision.

Out of the 8 operations, my dad operated me 6 times, being an Ear-, Nose-and Throat surgeon. Yes, it is allowed in South Africa should you wonder about medical doctors operating their own family members.


Rgds

SA7700

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: RootsAir
Posted 2006-03-04 20:27:45 and read 2770 times.

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
for what concernes me I've only had two surgeries when I was small.

tonsillectomy and circumcision

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Msllsmith
Posted 2006-03-04 20:35:06 and read 2759 times.

Yeah, a few nonsense surgeries..... no big deal....

But the thing that impresses me are the number of A.Net-ers who have sustained numerous surgeries and continue to be among the most optimistic people I've come across.

I hope your friend is well now.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2006-03-04 20:36:33 and read 2755 times.

Wisdom tooth removal (under conscious anesthesia) Not really an "operation" but there was cutting and blood involved. Thankfully the anesthesia worked and I don't remember anything between having the IV inserted and walking to the recovery area.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Cadet985
Posted 2006-03-04 21:26:09 and read 2741 times.

I've been "under the knife a lot." Let's see...2 eye surgeries, ear surgery, 2 brain operations (not kidding), about 4 "non-surgical procedures" for my back, and one major back surgery. So if you count the "non-surgical procedures," (which were done in an operating room), I've had 10 operations in my 20 years of life.

Marc

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Timology
Posted 2006-03-04 21:42:08 and read 2732 times.

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 9):
2 eye surgeries, ear surgery, 2 brain operations (not kidding), about 4 "non-surgical procedures" for my back, and one major back surgery

ok... wtf?

I have had none operations though.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Msllsmith
Posted 2006-03-04 21:45:08 and read 2730 times.

I guess I'm obsessing with kids who cheerfully put up with being ill..... but my question is.... how do you do it? How do you keep your spirits up?

My apologies in advance, but I have an ill child in the family and don't feel comfortable asking him (he's almost 13) this question.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Jafa39
Posted 2006-03-04 21:47:22 and read 2730 times.

Nope, no surgery although i may have to have an operation on my throat soon due to suffering from "Singers Throat" which is a larf as i can't sing but I give a lot of presentations and basically talk for a living and I have nodules on my vocal chords.

I once had to have part of my scalp sewn back on after a garage door came down on me as I walked under it...does that count? I have a "Nike Tick" scar on the top of my head!

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Euclid
Posted 2006-03-04 21:56:31 and read 2725 times.

One hernia operation when I was very young (pre-school age) and removal of a burst appendix in December 1999.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: BradWray
Posted 2006-03-04 22:00:41 and read 2722 times.

I have only had one, My tonsills removed. A good thing as I will never again get tonsilatius but it was during the 2002 FIFA World Cup so my mood was not good. I had to watch Brazil beat England on a 5 Inch LCD monitor supplied by the hospital!

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: TheSorcerer
Posted 2006-03-04 22:05:11 and read 2720 times.

Two operations, both for ingrown toenails, he sorted one out, but it grew in again, along with the other side as well, so i went in again and had both done. Feels so much better.
Dominic

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: ME AVN FAN
Posted 2006-03-04 22:15:22 and read 2711 times.

Let's see
1- pelvis (age 8 )
2- circumcision (age 9)
3- removal of a (harmless) tumour from the right arm (age 35)
4- cancer (age 38)
-
a modest 4/four, and I hope it stays that way !

[Edited 2006-03-04 22:18:09]

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: S12PPL
Posted 2006-03-04 22:18:33 and read 2706 times.

Just one, techincally when I had my wisdom teeth removed. Had them knock me out, as they were going to do all four that day.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Muddydwagon
Posted 2006-03-04 22:30:20 and read 2694 times.

I had a hernia operation when I was very young. That is the only operation I have had.


Cheers Peter

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Nordair
Posted 2006-03-04 22:32:29 and read 2694 times.

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 11):
but I have an ill child in the family and don't feel comfortable asking him (he's almost 13) this question.

Perhaps he'd like the opportunity to tell you about it and perhaps you might learn something. Ask him and let him decide if it's worth discussing.  yes 

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Springbok747
Posted 2006-03-04 22:32:40 and read 2694 times.

Never had any...hope I can keep it that way  Smile

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-03-04 22:35:00 and read 2689 times.

Me:

-3 Hernia operations.
-7 muscle transfer operations
-3 bone correction operations
-Shunt fitted

And thats it and im only 15 years old, soon to be 16 in 11 days, on the 15th March Big grin

Tom.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: RootsAir
Posted 2006-03-04 22:48:00 and read 2687 times.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 21):
Me:

-3 Hernia operations.
-7 muscle transfer operations
-3 bone correction operations
-Shunt fitted

And thats it and im only 15 years old, soon to be 16 in 11 days, on the 15th March Big grin

Tom.

wow whilst many people have small ops like tonsillectomy or circumcision you've undergone all those without the 2 classic ones...that's impressive

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-03-04 22:52:21 and read 2680 times.

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 22):
wow whilst many people have small ops like tonsillectomy or circumcision you've undergone all those without the 2 classic ones...that's impressive

My answer: Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin

Tom.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Msllsmith
Posted 2006-03-04 22:59:05 and read 2675 times.

Quoting Nordair (Reply 19):
Perhaps he'd like the opportunity to tell you about it and perhaps you might learn something. Ask him and let him decide if it's worth discussing.

Yes, you could be right on this..... I'm seeing him in a few weeks. I'm debating on how to approach it..... better off face to face I think. He's quite ill.

If anyone has any ideas on how to bring this sort of thing up.... I could really use the advice.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Ihadapheo
Posted 2006-03-04 23:01:58 and read 2672 times.

So far I have had the following

Right Adrenalectomy (Hence the IHadAPheo)

Six or seven surgeries to remove some of the ever multiplying neurofibromas

Cardiac Stent insertion

Vasectomy


IHAP

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: TheSorcerer
Posted 2006-03-04 23:17:11 and read 2663 times.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 21):
Hernia operations

Excuse my ignorance but what is a Hernia?
thanks
Dominic

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Texan
Posted 2006-03-04 23:19:42 and read 2659 times.

Four operations, all on my feet. Good news is, they are fine now!

Texan

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-03-04 23:24:30 and read 2654 times.

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 28):
Excuse my ignorance but what is a Hernia?

Wikipedia to the rescue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernia

Tom.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Carmenlu15
Posted 2006-03-04 23:25:55 and read 2654 times.

I had three wisdom teeth (one of them impacted) removed about 5 months ago. Not sure it counts, since it was done with local anesthetic. And that's about it... However, I'm planning on Lasik surgery in the near future.

When I was a child, I suffered from tonsillitis very often (once every 3 months, or even more). After trying all sorts of meds to no avail, the doctor decided it was time for surgery. However, before that he took one last chance with penicillin shots... End of story. No more tonsil pain ever again, and no need for surgery!  relieved 

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-03-04 23:29:36 and read 2654 times.

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 31):
However, before that he took one last chance with penicillin shots... End of story. No more tonsil pain ever again, and no need for surgery!

I wounder if the penicillin shots are cheaper than surgery.

NHS take note  Silly

Tom.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2006-03-04 23:43:09 and read 2646 times.

32 surgies, 27 on my stomach and 5 on my neck.  Smile

Alex

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: ABfemme
Posted 2006-03-04 23:56:05 and read 2640 times.

Just one for a breast lump, was benign (thank God)

Claire

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Sunshine79
Posted 2006-03-05 00:01:47 and read 2637 times.

I've had my ingrown toenail removed and an operation to remove my strawberry birthmark from my arm. I have a scar across my arm. When people ask me what I have done to get the mark, I tell them I was bitten by a shark, and the stupid sods believe me too, lol.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: ABfemme
Posted 2006-03-05 00:05:28 and read 2636 times.

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 35):
I tell them I was bitten by a shark, and the stupid sods believe me too, lol.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Bless !!!

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: SmithAir747
Posted 2006-03-05 00:23:50 and read 2632 times.

Having been born with Treacher Collins syndrome (a rare genetic craniofacial disorder), I have had 20-30 surgeries to reconstruct malformed/missing bones and structures in my face from my ears forward and my throat upward. I have been operated on by craniofacial teams at St. Louis Children's Hospital (St. Louis, MO) and JW Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis, IN).

A short summary list:

*Multiple stages of cleft palate repair (including tongue flap procedures)
*Multiple stages of outer ear reconstruction with ribs and cartilage grafts
*Multiple lower jaw advancements with metal plates, screws, and rib grafts, requiring wiring the jaws shut for months (and feeding with a syringe)
*Several midface advancements with bone grafts
*Reconstruction of malar bones and orbits with rib grafts, wires and screws
*Multiple tracheostomies in conjunction with the jaw surgeries
*Malar and chin bioabsorbable implants (which were soon rejected by my body and led to serious infections requiring repeat hospitalisations and drainage surgeries)
*Two different implantable bone-conduction hearing aids (1987: Xomed Audiant, and 2003: BAHA)
*A failed attempt, in 1978 at age 3, to drill ear canals & reconstruct middle ears (surgery had to be aborted after exploration)
*Eye muscle surgery
*Mandibular biopsy for suspected growth in right mandible; found to be scar tissue from the previous jaw surgeries

All have required general anesthesia, which is a serious challenge for my anesthesiologists due to my tiny airway; multiple techniques have been tried--safest methods are LMA and awake fibre-optic intubation.

My future autobiography will, in more detail, describe my journey through these surgeries and other challenges in my life. Wish me luck (and prayers) in getting it published someday!

My experiences have driven me to pursue craniofacial deformities research as a career (that's why I'm at King's College London now).

SmithAir747

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: ABfemme
Posted 2006-03-05 00:32:38 and read 2628 times.

SmithAir747

I am so glad that things are working out for you, your ordeal to get where you are now is truely amazing, I admire you - that's all I can say

Regards

Claire

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Jafa39
Posted 2006-03-05 00:48:47 and read 2617 times.

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 27):
Vasectomy

I knew I had forgotten something....I too have had the "Gentleman's Operation"!

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: QANTAS077
Posted 2006-03-05 00:50:54 and read 2617 times.

Neurosurgery which took 8hrs, had my had cracked open and things played with and shunt's fitted to drain blood etc.

Orthopedic Surgery on my spine which took 9hrs, had bone and discs removed
Urology on my renal system

that's in the last 5 years...

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Msllsmith
Posted 2006-03-05 00:58:57 and read 2613 times.

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 7):
But the thing that impresses me are the number of A.Net-ers who have sustained numerous surgeries and continue to be among the most optimistic people I've come across.

Below is exactly what I was referring to:

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 37):
*Multiple stages of cleft palate repair (including tongue flap procedures)
*Multiple stages of outer ear reconstruction with ribs and cartilage grafts
*Multiple lower jaw advancements with metal plates, screws, and rib grafts, requiring wiring the jaws shut for months (and feeding with a syringe)
*Several midface advancements with bone grafts
*Reconstruction of malar bones and orbits with rib grafts, wires and screws
*Multiple tracheostomies in conjunction with the jaw surgeries
*Malar and chin bioabsorbable implants (which were soon rejected by my body and led to serious infections requiring repeat hospitalisations and drainage surgeries)
*Two different implantable bone-conduction hearing aids (1987: Xomed Audiant, and 2003: BAHA)
*A failed attempt, in 1978 at age 3, to drill ear canals & reconstruct middle ears (surgery had to be aborted after exploration)
*Eye muscle surgery
*Mandibular biopsy for suspected growth in right mandible; found to be scar tissue from the previous jaw surgeries

All have required general anesthesia, which is a serious challenge for my anesthesiologists due to my tiny airway; multiple techniques have been tried--safest methods are LMA and awake fibre-optic intubation.

My future autobiography will, in more detail, describe my journey through these surgeries and other challenges in my life. Wish me luck (and prayers) in getting it published someday!

My experiences have driven me to pursue craniofacial deformities research as a career (that's why I'm at King's College London now).

Not only will I buy the book...... I expect to have it autographed!

(Us Smiths stick together you know)

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-03-05 01:24:34 and read 2607 times.

I had an operation a year ago.

Was in the Ozzy for 2 days, then off work for 2 weeks.


Lee

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Jafa39
Posted 2006-03-05 02:00:24 and read 2597 times.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 42):
Was in the Ozzy for 2 days, then off work for 2 weeks.

Someone should have warned you about that Ozzy Osbourne, he's riddled with it!!  Smile

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-03-05 02:20:35 and read 2593 times.

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 43):
Someone should have warned you about that Ozzy Osbourne, he's riddled with it!!

 laughing 

Ozzy = Hospital*  Wink


(*Im sure you knew that)



Lee

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Jamie757
Posted 2006-03-05 02:32:46 and read 2589 times.

I've had surgery once for a Pilonidal Sinus which developed into an abscess. It hurt a lot! That was in 2003 and touch wood, it has been fine upto now.

Rgds.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: BHMBAGLOCK
Posted 2006-03-05 04:13:34 and read 2572 times.

1. 8 years old, acute peritonitis of unknown cause, nearly fatal - opened me wide open and basically vacuumed out the crap, removed appendix while they were in there as a precaution although it was not the cause. After the better part of a week doing daily ice baths this was a relief.
2. Shatter the middle joint of left middle finger during a tandem parachute jump. Had severe line twists that clearly very suddenly and explosively. The riser did a crack the whip type thing under tension and broke the finger. An amazing surgeon put it back together with three pins. I didn't think he'd be able to do it as the X-rays looked like so much gravel. One good thing to say, having your middle finger splinted out straight can save some trouble when driving.
3. Surgery to remove pins from #2.
4. Fell off a ladder and shattered my left heel - another gravel looking X-ray. This one really sucked, it hurt worse after the surgery with morphine than it did after the fall without. Large stainless plate and 8 screws installed. Long recovery with 4+ months on crutches, really took about 2 years to get back to a point where I really didn't feel like it was still limiting what I could do.
5. Can't remember the technical name for it, but basically a general purpose clear the sinuses and throat sort of thing involving removal of tonsils, trimming of the uvula, and straightening out the insides of my nose. This one wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

I'm hoping that I won't need anymore but I'm prpbably wrong.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Jafa39
Posted 2006-03-05 04:25:55 and read 2567 times.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 44):
(*Im sure you knew that)

I didn't, when I was a lad it was called a Hospital, unless you lived in Loughborough in which case it was a "Hospickle", usually found in the "Miggle" of town.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: TACAA320
Posted 2006-03-05 05:13:13 and read 2557 times.

Five dental operations [wisdom teeth, and gums], and two major ops due to "infartos" [?] when I was a teenager.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: TLG
Posted 2006-03-05 05:48:32 and read 2549 times.

Let's see, I've had these surgeries:

1. Circumcision, soon after birth (July 1975)
2. LASIK surgery on my eyes (October 2000)
3. Repair of toe after damaging it (June 2003)
4. Pin put in my leg (femur) after I broke it (July 2004)
5. Pin removed almost a year later (June 2005)

-TLG

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Cadet985
Posted 2006-03-05 06:51:08 and read 2533 times.

Quoting Timology (Reply 10):
ok... wtf?

What are you trying to ask here?

Marc

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Carmenlu15
Posted 2006-03-05 08:05:40 and read 2526 times.

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 49):
"infartos" [?]

Heart attack.

Whoa, that's serious...  eek 

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: SA7700
Posted 2006-03-05 09:36:09 and read 2519 times.

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 20):
Never had any...hope I can keep it that way



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 31):
However, before that he took one last chance with penicillin shots... End of story. No more tonsil pain ever again, and no need for surgery!

Don't get too comfortable there. We had a 67 year old patient who had to have her tonsils removed, about 2 years ago. At age 21, it was the most painful surgery I have ever undergone, including my nasal surgery. I can just imagine how painful it must have been for a 67 year old to get a tonsillectomy.

For those of you in the dark, older patients as opposed to children, experience more pain after a tonsillectomy.


Rgds

SA7700

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: CPH-R
Posted 2006-03-05 12:15:56 and read 2506 times.

Let's see:

2 aborted ear-operations (I have a 60 dB hearing loss), first one accounted on too much fluid in my inner ear so they elected to put in a drain instead. The second one was aborted after the surgeons could see that the planned surgery would not have had any effect (they would have removed the anvil from my ear, chisseled away a piece & then re-inserted it reversed). On top of those two, I've had a drain inserted god knows how many times.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-03-05 13:11:08 and read 2498 times.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 44):
(*Im sure you knew that)

I didn't know what you where on about.  Sad

Tom.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Nordair
Posted 2006-03-05 15:40:04 and read 2488 times.

Ulnar displacement. I wanted a local anesthetic, but as told that would be impossible. So, for the first time ever I had a general anesthetic...it was quite wonderful.  Smile

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Aloges
Posted 2006-03-05 15:43:33 and read 2487 times.

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 8):
Wisdom tooth removal (under conscious anesthesia) Not really an "operation" but there was cutting and blood involved. Thankfully the anesthesia worked and I don't remember anything between having the IV inserted and walking to the recovery area.

Same thing for me, I would certainly not have wanted it any other way. All four out too.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: AsstChiefMark
Posted 2006-03-05 15:50:46 and read 2483 times.

Circumcised at birth
Sinus surgery; Age 17
Wisdom teeth x4; Age 18
2 left ankle surgeries; Age 23; Fell out of ambulance
1 left ankle surgery; Age 28; Fell out of ambulance
Gall bladder; Age 37
Lasik; Age 41

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: ME AVN FAN
Posted 2006-03-05 17:13:20 and read 2463 times.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 55):
Wisdom teeth x4; Age 18

is THAT done by surgery in the USA ? I had two such things done by the dentist while hearing him talking to me about a variety of things

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 55):
Circumcised at birth

full of envy ! having that by surgery at age 9 and then after it (for two or three weeks) virtually none of the other chaps in school understanding why you do NOT enjoy life (and look a bit cramped in style) is a far more "exhausting" proposition !

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Cadet985
Posted 2006-03-05 17:18:53 and read 2460 times.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 55):
Circumcised at birth

I forgot to list that, except that I had it at 2 weeks old. I reacted so bad to that procedure, I wasn't able to walk for a year Big grin

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: ME AVN FAN
Posted 2006-03-05 17:31:02 and read 2457 times.

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 57):
wasn't able to walk for a year

ehmmmm, otherwise you at age 5 weeks would have jumped up and walked away ?

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Nordair
Posted 2006-03-05 17:32:04 and read 2457 times.

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 57):
except that I had it at 2 weeks old. I reacted so bad to that procedure, I wasn't able to walk for a year

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl  Never heard that one before.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Jetflyer
Posted 2006-03-05 17:55:07 and read 2451 times.

I had to have a cyst removed from my lower abdoman when I was 12. It required two incisions and was very painful but I didn't cry of course.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: BigOrange
Posted 2006-03-06 18:51:27 and read 2389 times.

I have had 5

Circumcision
Tonsilectomy
Rhinoplasty (2 separate surgeries, non cosmetic)

plus one more which I'm not going to reveal on here  Wink

Will find out later today if I need another surgery linked to the Rhinoplasty

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Flyingbabydoc
Posted 2006-03-06 19:00:26 and read 2384 times.

I have had a adenoidectomy (7) and a varicocelectomy (18).

Performed: last count 850 in adults, about 650 in children.  Smile

Alex

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Msllsmith
Posted 2006-03-06 19:16:07 and read 2379 times.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 56):
full of envy ! having that by surgery at age 9 and then after it (for two or three weeks) virtually none of the other chaps in school understanding why you do NOT enjoy life (and look a bit cramped in style) is a far more "exhausting" proposition !

I'll bet! My older brother for reasons of being a preemy was not circumcised at birth. At 7, when he had to have his tonsils out.... the pediatrician and my parents thought it was a perfect opportunity to also perform this "other" operation while he was under. But they neglected to tell him! Now, my brother is not the sharpest tack in the box but he's not a total moron....(opinions vary on this).... and, I understand inquired about EXACTLY where his tonsils were when he woke up.

My parents were famous for scarring us for life with these little faux-pas.

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: Lindy
Posted 2006-03-06 19:36:14 and read 2372 times.

I had two surgerys when I was young. Both for hernia.
First one when I was 1 or 2, and the second when I was 8 or 9.
Both surgeries took only 30 minutes tops. I had surgery on Monday and by Thursday I was back home. Then I was extra week at home - recovering  Smile
For my second surgery it took my parents about 3 months to convince me to go to hospital hehe I was very scared - but few Matchbox cars and garage did the trick  Smile

Rafal

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: 757MDE
Posted 2006-03-06 20:39:55 and read 2360 times.

2 Months - Piloroplasty... if I hadn't that done I think I'd be dead by now.

5 years - Amigdalas removed (5 years exactly... had my birthday in an operating room).

16 - 17 years - Wisdom Teeth removed in three surgeries with local anesthesia, the first two they took a single tooth and in the third one they removed two, I still have one of that teeth in some little box. The doctor saw I didn't like the procedure so he kept telling his assitant "dammit Maria Isabel you cut it in the wrong place look all that blood" just to scare me more... the good thing is Maria Isabel is hot as hell.

18 years - Lower Jaw advancement, this has been the worst surgery so far because of the recuperation process.

19 years - Rhinoseptoplasty and now I breath like a god.

[Edited 2006-03-06 20:43:26]

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: YooYoo
Posted 2006-03-06 20:48:33 and read 2352 times.

Lets see...

circumcision
Knee repaired
vasectomy
vasectomy reversal


...but i've never broken a bone !!  Wink

Topic: RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?
Username: UAL747
Posted 2006-03-07 03:42:22 and read 2295 times.

I've never had any major surgery. One surgery was for a biopsy of a cyst that had formed on my right testicle when I was 14. Was scared shitless that it was cancer because my aunt had just died from a long and brutal battle with breast cancer a year before. The only other surgery I've had was the removal of my tonsils.

UAL


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