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Have You Ever Had Surgery?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2772 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


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2758 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.

User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

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


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User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2752 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).

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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2752 times:
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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.


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

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

tonsillectomy and circumcision



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User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2737 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.



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2733 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.


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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1597 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2719 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


User currently offlineTimology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2710 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.



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User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2708 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.



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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2708 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!


User currently offlineEuclid From South Africa, joined Apr 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

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

User currently offlineBradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2700 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!


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User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2698 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



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2689 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]

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2684 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.

User currently offlineMuddydwagon From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 657 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

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


Cheers Peter


User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2672 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 


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

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


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2667 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.



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2665 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



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2658 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.



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User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2653 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.



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25 Ihadapheo : So far I have had the following Right Adrenalectomy (Hence the IHadAPheo) Six or seven surgeries to remove some of the ever multiplying neurofibromas
26 TheSorcerer : Excuse my ignorance but what is a Hernia? thanks Dominic
27 Texan : Four operations, all on my feet. Good news is, they are fine now! Texan
28 Post contains links AirbusA346 : Wikipedia to the rescue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernia Tom.
29 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : 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 ab
30 Post contains images AirbusA346 : I wounder if the penicillin shots are cheaper than surgery. NHS take note Tom.
31 Post contains images Atrude777 : 32 surgies, 27 on my stomach and 5 on my neck. Alex
32 ABfemme : Just one for a breast lump, was benign (thank God) Claire
33 Sunshine79 : 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 wh
34 Post contains images ABfemme : Bless !!!
35 SmithAir747 : Having been born with Treacher Collins syndrome (a rare genetic craniofacial disorder), I have had 20-30 surgeries to reconstruct malformed/missing bo
36 ABfemme : 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
37 Jafa39 : I knew I had forgotten something....I too have had the "Gentleman's Operation"!
38 QANTAS077 : 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 whi
39 Msllsmith : Below is exactly what I was referring to: Not only will I buy the book...... I expect to have it autographed! (Us Smiths stick together you know)
40 BMIFlyer : I had an operation a year ago. Was in the Ozzy for 2 days, then off work for 2 weeks. Lee
41 Post contains images Jafa39 : Someone should have warned you about that Ozzy Osbourne, he's riddled with it!!
42 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Ozzy = Hospital* (*Im sure you knew that) Lee
43 Jamie757 : 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
44 BHMBAGLOCK : 1. 8 years old, acute peritonitis of unknown cause, nearly fatal - opened me wide open and basically vacuumed out the crap, removed appendix while the
45 Jafa39 : 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 "Miggl
46 TACAA320 : Five dental operations [wisdom teeth, and gums], and two major ops due to "infartos" [?] when I was a teenager.
47 TLG : 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 d
48 Cadet985 : What are you trying to ask here? Marc
49 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Heart attack. Whoa, that's serious...
50 SA7700 : 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 pain
51 CPH-R : 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 d
52 Post contains images AirbusA346 : I didn't know what you where on about. Tom.
53 Post contains images Nordair : 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
54 Aloges : Same thing for me, I would certainly not have wanted it any other way. All four out too.
55 AsstChiefMark : 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;
56 ME AVN FAN : 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 full of envy
57 Post contains images Cadet985 : 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
58 ME AVN FAN : ehmmmm, otherwise you at age 5 weeks would have jumped up and walked away ?
59 Post contains images Nordair : Never heard that one before.
60 Jetflyer : 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.
61 Post contains images BigOrange : I have had 5 Circumcision Tonsilectomy Rhinoplasty (2 separate surgeries, non cosmetic) plus one more which I'm not going to reveal on here Will find
62 Post contains images Flyingbabydoc : I have had a adenoidectomy (7) and a varicocelectomy (18). Performed: last count 850 in adults, about 650 in children. Alex
63 Msllsmith : 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
64 Post contains images Lindy : 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 minut
65 757MDE : 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 ope
66 Post contains images YooYoo : Lets see... circumcision Knee repaired vasectomy vasectomy reversal ...but i've never broken a bone !!
67 UAL747 : 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
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