rootsair
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Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:47 am

Bein a MED student i wanted to see the A.netter's surgical status. I was motivated by this guy i saw who got over 20 surgeries in his life....for all types of things
As far as I'm concerned I got my tonsils and foreskin removed...only minor surgery
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British767
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:49 am

Hmmm, 4 times I think. Once for tonsils, 3 times for ingrowing toe nail!!
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:58 am

Tonsils and wisdom teeth (wisdom teeth taken out in a Military Hospital in Grootfontein, Namibia ! Exotic...)
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:58 am

I've never had any surgeries. I've had stitches in my forehead and my wisdom teeth removed, but that's pretty standard stuff.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:59 am

Only one true surgery in my 50 years living. On Feb. 3rd, I had my Gall Bladder taken out. They used Laproscopic surgery, was 'same day' surgery, had only 4 small incisions for the tools, and back to work just over 2 weeks later. No problems since then. Problem with the Gall Bladder discovered when an ultrasound scan was done of the trunk of my body to diagnose other possible problem I had last summer, and along the way they noticed stones and other problems with my gall bladder.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:34 am

I've had a few cysts removed, including one from my neck a few months ago. Also had a stye (sp?) that needed to be surgically removed a few years ago. All of these were simple outpatient procedures.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:55 am

I have to get my wisdom teeth removed sometime, I've put it off for a while now.

Would you count spinal taps as a surgery? I've had one, and they are brutal.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:56 am

Appendix! It was so much fun!
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:01 am

Cicumcision.
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:05 am

LMFAO!

That was a classic John!
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:25 am

Simple hand surgery. Repaired a damaged nerve below my thumb that was cut in a camping accident.



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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:31 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
As far as I'm concerned I got my tonsils and foreskin removed...only minor surgery

Not at the same time I hope!!!!!!!  wideeyed 

In 52 years the only surgery I have had is a circumcision, two ingrowing toenails and a Rhinoplasty - which isn't sticking a damn great horn on my face either!!!!!!!!!  ouch 

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:33 am

Can't they cure your incontinence with surgery?  Wink

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:38 am

Young man, your impudence does you proud!  conehead 

Now grovel and beg for mercy before I find an empty seat on the MAN flight and come a hunting!  gnasher 

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Pe@rson
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:40 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 13):
Now grovel and beg for mercy before I find an empty seat on the MAN flight and come a hunting!

I don't live in MAN! I live 2.5 hours (by train) from there!
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:43 am

No surgery for me, unless you count the separation from my Siamese Twin  duck 
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skidmarks
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:50 am

You may not live near MAN, but it's the only bloody place I can get a flight to other than LGW!!!!!!!!!

Unless I want to pay full wack on Eurotrash, Eastern or Emerald!  wideeyed 

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:53 am

I'll even buy you a beer and introduce you to Dolly, aka Mrs GKirk.  Wink
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jasepl
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:58 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 17):
I'll even buy you a beer and introduce you to Dolly, aka Mrs GKirk.

You've got that backwards... Dolly is Mr Kirk!
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:01 am

Hernia in my stomach. That sucked. My surgeon showed up late in a Hawaiian party shirt???
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:03 am

{Insert wise and witty comment here.}

[Edited 2005-03-18 21:05:51]
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:35 am

Wisdom teeth, hernia, and spinal tap if that counts (yes, the worst pain I've ever endured).
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:46 am

About 4-5 times of bilateral myringotomies with ventilatation tubes, due to middle ear infections.

My wisdom teeth was removed when I was about 15y/o.

Tonsils went when I was 21y/o

Nasal surgery last year

I had my last surgery about 2 days ago when I underwent LASIK surgery. eyepopping 

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:52 am

Oral surgery to pull my wisdom teeth...don't remember much about it, given the fact that I was quite doped up - they gave me laughing gas and a general anesthetic pre-op and then post-op I was given extra strength Motrin and Tylox. I was definitely not feeling ANY pain that day. The next day though...
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:24 am

Vicodin for me,  drunk   airplane  .
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:09 am

When I was a little kid I had 7 surgeries on my eyes, the kind with the knife. This was before laser surgery came into common practice.
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:23 am

Plastic surgery on ribcage... scar tissue removal
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Kieron747
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:32 am

I have only had proper surgery once...

After falling and breaking my hip, the put me under general anesthetic, sliced open my thigh and screwed a pin into my femur/hip-joint.

The screw is permanent and looks something like this...



It hurt.

Thank God for the morphine  Wink

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:35 am

I've had surgery on my gif left toes to remove the toenail due to it being ingrown. I've also had surgery on my right arm, to remove a strawberry birthmark. that's all for the moment.
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:35 am

Well lets see.....i got hit by a motorbike in 1988, so i went on the table to have my left ear (almost completely severed) sewn back on, the flesh under my chin was hanging down so that was sewn back in place and i had my right leg put in a splint (broke the femur). Had a small lump on my lower lip removed (due to the bike accident), I've have 2 'ops' under local anesthetic to remove 3 moles (2 on the neck, one on my arm) and i've had a few teeth pulled out when i was 7. Jan 2003 saw me back on the table to have a disc in my spine 'shaved' as it had ruptured causing pretty severe pain all the way down my right leg for 18 months (sciatica). That's it for now i believe and i hope there's not gonna be anything else. I've taken soooo many percocet (oxycodone) that i can hardly feel the effects anymore, oh and i'm only 24. lol

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AirplanePeanut
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:43 am

tubes. 2 surgires for puttign in, 1 for taking out.


Cutting your eardrum hurts.
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atrude777
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:14 am

I have had 27 surgeries.

Majority on my stomach, and 3 or 4 on my neck.

Alex

and im only 18 :-P
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:41 am

Tonsils removed, and a benign tumor was removee for a biopsy.

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:56 am

Appendectomy at age 15 (nearly 40 years ago) and a laminectomy (removal
of ruptured disk 18 years ago.



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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:05 am

In almost chronological order

circumcision (allowing Mr. Happy to see the light)

More plastic work than you can shake a #10 scalpel at

An adrenalectomy (right sided to remove a pheochromocytoma)

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:25 am

Being born with severe craniofacial deformities, I have had more surgeries than I can count. I was born with Treacher Collins syndrome (a rare genetic craniofacial deformity syndrome), where I had no chin, eyesockets, cheekbones, palate, outer ears, or ear canals. From the time I was born (1975) to 2003, I have had numerous reconstructive surgeries.

At James W. Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis), I had (from birth to age 3):
--Cleft palate repair at age 3
--Attempted opening of my ear canals (failed) at age 3
--Tracheostomies

At St. Louis Children's Hospital (St. Louis, MO) (from 1982-1991):
--Multiple tongue-flap palate repairs
--Multiple upper and lower jaw reconstructions requiring ICU time, tracheostomies, and wiring my mouth shut for months (and eating by syringe);
these used rib grafts, plates and screws
--Multiple outer-ear reconstructive procedures using rib, cartilage, and pelvic skin grafts
--Eyesocket and cheekbone reconstruction using ribs and wires (I lost my right eye that time)

In 1991 I returned to Riley Hospital for the remainder of my reconstructive surgeries through 1996:
--major lower-jaw advancement surgery in Dec. 1991, using rib grafts; this took over 14 hours straight! This laid me up for more than a week in hospital (including 2 days in ICU); they wired my mouth shut for 2 months (through Christmas, January, & February) on a syringe liquid diet and gave me a tracheostomy. At 14 hours, this one is my longest on record.
--July 1992-major upper-jaw reconstruction (mouth immobilised again)
--March 1993--combined surgery involving bioabsorbable facial implants and eye-muscle surgery
--April 1993--surgery to control infection stemming from implant rejection from March surgery; 18th birthday spent in hospital
--July 1994--lower jaw biopsy on suspicion of cancer (it was actually scar tissue from many previous surgeries & it looked suspicious during routine dental x-ray)
--July & Dec. 1995 & March & Aug. 1996--repeated surgeries for infection of facial implant sites; they finally removed one of them

Finally, in August 2003 in Indianapolis, I had my BAHA (Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid) surgically implanted (a little box snaps onto a screw in my mastoid bone behind my right ear) so I could have this new, state-of-the-art Swedish bone-vibrating hearing aid.

Recently I was able to obtain all the surgical and anaesthetic notes from my surgeries at both hospitals from 1975-1996. The stack is a THICK one!

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:30 am

Holy..

I've been waiting for surgery to my Anterior Cruciate Ligament in my left knee. After falling 40ft off a legde on italy on a skiing holday in January 2004.. The NHS totally sucks.. Ive been refered to another hospital for this "full reconstruction of my left knee" and a year on, ive not had a letter or anything..

Like i said, the NHS totally sucks, major a$$..
 
Kieron747
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:43 am

Quoting TFSPhoto (Reply 36):
Like i said, the NHS totally sucks, major a$$..

OK, the NHS may not be the best thing on the planet, but come on, give it a break! Think of the US and how much you would have had to pay just for stepping foot in a hospital!

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Orion737
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:52 am

Appendix removed, spleen removed, testicle torsion.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:54 am

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 38):
testicle torsion

Ouch!
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:58 am

I spent a week in Paris after my appendix ruptured.

It was especially bad, because I was too drunk to be operated on when I got admitted.

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:08 am

I've har surgery 3 times in my life(14 years old).
For my ear all the time.
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:14 am

Lets see - I've had 2 eye surgeries (before the age of 10), tubes in my ears (when I was a toddler), 2 brain surgeries (at age 11), and back surgery last summer (I was 18). Yep - for only being 19, I'd say I've had a lot of surgery.

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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:33 pm

Two times for removing the mess that my ingrowing toenails had created...  yell 
 
rootsair
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:33 pm

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 42):
Lets see - I've had 2 eye surgeries (before the age of 10), tubes in my ears (when I was a toddler), 2 brain surgeries (at age 11), and back surgery last summer (I was 18). Yep - for only being 19, I'd say I've had a lot of surgery.

Marc

did you get circumcised as well ?
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rootsair
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:35 pm

I'm sure more than one of you has gotten circumcised but doesn't wanna say it.....after all many people don't even regard it as a surgery! when i tell people I was snipped they answe "oh but that's not surgery"
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airways1
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:47 pm

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in my right knee. I had to wait about 1 year on the NHS, but they did the operation well. I originally snapped the ligament when practicing Tae Kwon Do.
 
Orion737
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:13 pm

Not surgical, but Ive had 3 lumber punctures in the last 3 years. They are really nice!!!
 
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:21 pm

Circumcision
Tonsillectomy
Wisdom Teeth yanked
Nephrectomy (kidney donor)
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Go3Team
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RE: Have You Ever Had Surgery?

Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:13 am

Circumcision
Tubes in and out of my ears a few times
Plastic Surgery to fix a really bad electrical burn on my face
A surgery to remove some cysts that were later proven not to be cancerous. (Whew!)


@SmithAir747:
Sounds like you've been thru a lot. Hope everything is going well for you.
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