RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4187 posts, RR: 38 Posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3130 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.
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Lentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3116 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.
SA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3110 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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JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3698 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3091 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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Cadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1876 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3077 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.
Jafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3066 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!
BradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3058 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!