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Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:40 am

Just curious. But when I was 16, I had major surgery on my back with complications. I had corrective surgery for scoliosis on my back. I had "Harrington Rods" installed in by back and about a week after the initial surgery I had a blood clot in my spine and I was paralyzed from the waist down. I was rushed back into emergency surgery and I was then put in a "Halo" cast for 6 months. Through therapy I was able to get the use of my legs back and now lead a normal life. The one down side is that due to the troubles with my back (with the exception of width), I have not grown one inch since I was 16.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:45 am

Not really major, but I was born with cleft lip (hare lip). Have had three plastic surgeries done.

Quoting AA787823 (Thread starter):
(with the exception of width), I have not grown one inch since I was 16.

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Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:48 am

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:49 am

Well....Kai...that was below the belt.....



ok...yes..major surgery...yes.....on my neck. The doc has video of him connecting his fingers from the opening in my neck and mouth.

Pretty ugly.

Couple of minor surgeries...knee, rotater cuff, wrist.....removal of metal objects.....crap like that..

The thing to remember is that medicine is more advanced now than ever, and your chances of surviving and fully recovering from pretty much any surgery have never been better.

Amen......
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:53 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):
Well....Kai...that was below the belt.....

It was meant lightheartedly. If he didn't think that way himself, I'm sure he wouldn't have posted it.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):
ok...yes..major surgery...yes.....on my neck. The doc has video of him connecting his fingers from the opening in my neck and mouth.

 Wow!
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:54 am

Broken leg 2006 - external fixator added for 6 months.

Broken hip 2003 - permanent dynamic hip screw fitter for the rest of my natural  Sad



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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:30 am

I had a hurnea once, but idk if that counts as "major." I was put out and cut open, so I think it does!
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:55 am

Two Hernias'

The first one was emergency surgery, and I was in pretty critical condition. The surgery lasted about 5 hours. The second was not so bad, because I knew what to look for and got rid of it as soon as I felt it.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:07 am

let's see :
- surgery on the pelvis, age 8
- circumcision, age 10
- cancer, age 38
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:23 am

looks like we have a fairly beat up crowd here ... we're all miracles of modern medicine

In December 2004, I had a two inch brain tumor (cerebral hemangioblastoma) removed removed by way of craniotomy using CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery at the Nevada Neurosciences Center in Las Vegas. However, there were complications and I still have yet to fully recover. A great deal of nerve damage was caused - I still walk with a cane on and off and can only type with 1 hand.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:38 am

Howdy all ! First time poster.

Tonsils and adenoids

Excision of Lipoma

Splenectomy

Sub arachnoid hemorrhage

Quadruple bypass

Incisional Hernia

Atrial Ablation

Lots of fun times in the old operating room.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:57 am

Quoting TAZA (Reply 10):
Howdy all ! First time poster.

Tonsils and adenoids

Excision of Lipoma

Splenectomy

Sub arachnoid hemorrhage

Quadruple bypass

Incisional Hernia

Atrial Ablation

Lots of fun times in the old operating room.

Welcome, to A.net TAZA and they haven't cancelled your medical coverage?
For me major back/spine surgery after getting mowed over.
Cancer surgery x 3
What the heck I'm still here and kicking.

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Through therapy I was able to get the use of my legs back and now lead a normal life.

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:01 am

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 6):
I had a hurnea once, but idk if that counts as "major." I was put out and cut open, so I think it does!

I Had that done last January after I got a hernia at work.

Quoting AA787823 (Thread starter):
I had major surgery on my back with complications. I had corrective surgery for scoliosis on my back. I had "Harrington Rods" installed in by back

I had that exact same surgery when I was 13 years old. I guess i was more fortunate though as I have grown since then and like you live a normal life.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:04 am

Appendix exploded when I was 22. When it happened, I was being prepped for an appendectomy anyway; they sure hurried the prep up and got me in. Removal and clean-up took a couple of hours.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:06 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 13):
When it happened, I was being prepped for an appendectomy anyway

That's very fortunate!
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:10 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 11):
Welcome, to A.net TAZA and they haven't cancelled your medical coverage?
For me major back/spine surgery after getting mowed over.
Cancer surgery x 3
What the heck I'm still here and kicking.

Thanks AirCop, no I still have good insurance. Happy to see you are "still here and kicking"
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:24 am

Considering I'm only 17, I've had two operations already.

The first one, and most major was an operation aged two weeks old when I had surgery to correct a malrotated bowel I was born with. My family and I lived back in Gibraltar back then, so the RAF flew us to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to have it done. The operation lasted 5 1/2 hours. I was fine afterwards.

The second operation I had was about 9 months ago, when I had surgery again on my abdomen to remove/divide adhesions that had formed from the scar tissure of the first operation I had. They also took my appendix out whilst I was in there because it was slightly inflamed. This surgery lasted 3 hours because some of my organs around there are the wrong way round apparently.

I'm fine now though Big grin

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:21 am

Had roux-en-y gastric bypass last May 18th. So far I have lost 195 pounds and am feeling great. Normal blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure. Walking 2 miles a day and had the pleasure of flying to Florida last month in one seat with the arms down and no seatbelt extender.  bouncy 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:22 am

Quoting ITGeek (Reply 17):
So far I have lost 195 pounds and am feeling great.

Holy shit, Batman! Congratulations.

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:30 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
Holy shit, Batman! Congratulations.

Thanks Mark. Best thing I ever did for myself and I have no regrets.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:43 am

Hey, well done Big grin I know what it's like to be overweight, but that's fantastic you've lost so much! That's what... 80 kgs?

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
Holy shit, Batman! Congratulations.

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:40 am

1) 4 ovarian cyst removals, 2001-2005.
2) Malformed appendix in 2003.
3) Knee surgery. 2004.
4) Stafylococ infections, one in each armpit. Two surgeries, each taking 2 hours. 2005.
5) Infection in scar. 4 hour surgery. 2005.

Coming up:
6) Reconstructive/scar removal surgery in armpits- ASAP.
7) Knee reconstruction surgery- probably when I'm around 30-ish.
8) Removal of my ovaries- as soon after I've had the kids I want, the better.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:11 am

Polynodal Cyst... It's basically a cyst on your ass/tailbone. Had 2 surgeries and still trying to get it to heal.. I'ts really a pain in the ass and disgusting...I am basically a walking period even though I'm a guy...Hopefully within a month it will have healed.

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:18 am

Quoting YYZatcboy (Reply 7):

Did you have any done at the Shouldice hospital? It is directly behind my house!
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:20 am

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).

Two pictures of me, showing "before" and "after" a lifetime of surgeries:

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At age 3, before any corrective surgery. Notice the sterling silver trach tube below my chin.

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Now, at age 31.

SmithAir747

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 24):

I was waiting for your post regarding your condition. I'm sure you've come through a lot.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:24 am

neurosurgery 2001 for brain injuries
spinal surgery 2005
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:26 am

I've never had surgery, but your boy Boeingfever777 has all you beat; sorry.

Gastrointestinal surgery, newborn. (removal of portion of large intestine)
Open-heart surgery, age newborn. (born with only 3 chambers)
Open-heart surgery, age 1.
Open-heart surgery, age 2.
Open-heart surgery, age 15.
Emergency open-heart surgery, age 16.
Lower-abdominal obstruction, age 22.

If I can recall somewhere in the number of 12 heart-catherizations.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:40 am

For me:

Whe I was about 5 or so: I had an operation on my left eye because of Amblyopia ('lazy eye'), and several months of wearing a patch over my eye aftet that.

About a year or so after that: I had an umbilicoplasty operation to 'tuck in' my belly button because it was a 'protrusion' (also know as an 'outie') belly button, which only about 10% of people get !, I guess that counts as major.


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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:41 am

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 24):
At age 3, before any corrective surgery. Notice the sterling silver trach tube below my chin.

Sorry to hear this...I will chip in and buy the book when it comes out!
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:50 am

I've had a septoplasty, to repair a broken nose, which I got by being thrown over the handlebars of my bike when I was going downhill and the brakes failed. I hit the wall at the bottom and that was my first flying lesson, one I didn't easily forget  Sad



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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:51 am

nope not big surgery..only tonsils and circumcision
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:57 am

For me:

- broken pelvis (only 7 weeks old)
- chip fracture of left foot and right elbow (15 years old; after a car bumped into me)

Latter is also kind of a second birthday to me as the car was really fast. I'm still wondering how I could suffer only that minor injuries from this accident...
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:12 am

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 24):
At age 3, before any corrective surgery.

Francis, look at that beautiful red hair! Did it darken as you got older?

Looking forward to your autobiography - and hearing about the great things you accomplish at school and after.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:30 am

Wow, SmithAir747, that's a lot of surgery. I'd buy the book in a second. That's awesome you're going into that field to help others!

I've just had a majority of my lymph nodes taken out and my neck muscle cut open to remove cancer. Here's a shot of me over Christmas in the Hospital. This was one of many surgeries, but they all were for the same thing.

Me at Weill Cornell after Surgery, Christmas Eve... with my dad spoon feeding me jello.


This was me a week later. The scar goes from my behind my right ear all the way around and up to close to my left ear, but not quite all the way

Finally home.


Being in the Hospital wasn't bad at all IMHO. Nurses were great and people took care of all my needs 24/7. Expensive, yes... but I didn't mind it at all. And the drugs... wow, the drugs were amazing. I think that's why the stay wasn't that bad as they had me loaded on hydrocodone, morphine for a few days, etc...

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 33):
Francis, look at that beautiful red hair! Did it darken as you got older?

Yes, my beautiful red hair has indeed darkened with age! It's a bit silver and grey now  old  !

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:14 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 31):
circumcision

From you, I would expect it Big grin

From me, all I've had is stitches among stitches for various cuts and wart removal. Nothing serious from me
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:36 am

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 24):
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!

You've got my prayers and I wish you good luck!  Smile When you do get published, you can count on my support as well as I'll definitely buy a copy!  Smile
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:45 am

Okay, you may not consider these "major" surgeries, but each one of them was complicated, and quite frankly, general anesthesia is generally "major".

eight hand surgeries between, age 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 years
eight teeth removed including deep bone impactions, age 11
abdominal exploration and reconstructive surgery, age 16
one more hand surgery, age 17

I have multiple birth defects, most of which require surgical treatment. Of course you can see that my hand has been most complicated. I lost parts of two fingers and some function, but my doctors have said that I am "resourceful..." and I've overcome most of those problems. The most painful is the abdominal malformation - for which I cam considering a more permanent solution within the next 3-5 years.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:26 pm

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 35):
It's a bit silver and grey now

Yeah, I've got some of that going on as well, but I just consider it free highlights!  Smile
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:20 pm

SmithAir747 wins the surgery race. ouch;

Me I was born with a cataract so when I was 19 I had an operation. The cataractous lens was removed and replaced with an intraocular lens which is a man-made silicone or plastic lens used to replace the natural crystalline lens of the eye.

I had a mole removed when I was 25 which the doctors thought maybe cancerous; so I had another piece of skin taken our to make sure that it had not spread; The scar is about 3 inches long; I probably have a indent of about 1/2 inch from where the mole used to be.
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:35 pm

Have been scheduled for relatively major surgery (same procedure actually) not once, but twice! I have an impaired hearing & thus when I was 5 or 6 (can't really remember, I have the papers somewhere & it was right before I was supposed to start in school) my parents were advised that the doctors would basically be taking out the malleus (one of 3 small bones in the middle ear), chipping away a small fraction & then put it in reversed. However, as the date approached, my parents were baffled to learn that nor had I even been given a 'slot' in the OR, I was not even scheduled to go to the hospital, since the doctors had apparently decided that I was too young (this was apparently a surprise to them  Yeah sure ).

Fast forward to around '95 when I'm 13 years old & re-scheduled for the same operation. After a minor incident with the razor that cut a clear strip around my ear (it basically slipped & gave me a nice scar on top of my ear), I was given anaesthesia & set to wake up some 7 hours later. However, after 45 mins of surgery, they found that the malleus was not incorrect & thus concluded that it's probably due to a fault in the cochlear, which they won't dare touch.
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:08 pm

Holly smokes! I guess I should open an A.net clinic! With the amount of surgeries you guys have had I would have already been able to buy a summer house in the Amalfi Coast!  dollarsign   dollarsign   dollarsign 

Seriously, it is interesting to hear (read) your stories, the other side of my profession. Amazing how you have all endured pretty though operations yet recovered well and are able to speak openly about your experiences. I wish all my patients could read your stories and believe that they will too be OK. Just like you.

Thanks for sharing

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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:17 am

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 42):
I wish all my patients could read your stories and believe that they will too be OK. Just like you.

I have read your post with a great deal of interest. I have had so many ops over the last 10 years I can't count them on my hand. However my last one was 2 years ago when they removed my kidney for cancer. Have been doing very well since, up until now. I go into the hospital tomorrow for the removal of a tumor that is at the base of my skull. They have done all the tests and it came back positive for cancer, so my Doc called this afternoon and said to report for surgery tomorrow morning as they don't want to wait any longer. He said that I should be in for the day and hopefully be realeased on Sunday is it is not too deep and does not have any complications
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:19 am

Quoting PanAmOldDC8 (Reply 43):
He said that I should be in for the day and hopefully be realeased on Sunday

Good luck and let us know sunday how you turned out if you aren't too tired to use the computer!
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:56 am

Wow Janni, that's a lot of surgery. Good luck with the rest!

I had circumcision when I was very young
Tonsils removed
Rhinoplasty 2 surgeries First to reset what was left of the bone and make it thinner because it was growing sideways instead of down. Second they took a slice of my skull and inserted it into my nose to give me a normal shaped nose.
Hemmorhoid removal
Hydrocelectomy which I'm still recovering from. Had to have a 2nd surgery 10 days after the first due to fluid not draining.
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:16 am

My right testicle wouldn't come down by itself when I was around 8 or so (cant remember the exact age) so first they tried by giving me some medicine for 3 weeks, but it didn't help. Then I got operated so that my testicles are where they're supposed to be Big grin
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:32 am

A lion grabbed me by my neck and ripped off my head while on a visit to Africa.

There was a 20 minute surgery by a local doctor to reattach everything. I feel fine now.  Smile
 
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:23 am

Quoting Coz (Reply 47):
There was a 20 minute surgery by a local doctor to reattach everything. I feel fine now.



Quoting Coz (Reply 47):
Luckily I had my Bushongo Tribal Healthcare plan and plenty of opiates!
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RE: Ever Had Major Surgery?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:32 am

I was born with a birth defect called Oomphalocele. All My internal organs were outside of my body when I was born, Liver, Stomach, Kidneys, Intestines, Large, and Small, Bladder, that stuff.

I was the first baby to have a Stage 3 of this defect (the worst) and survive it on the East Side of the Missisippi river in the US.

In the hospital for 3 months, Lost my hearing as a result of this 2 years later.

I had a total of 37 surgeries for this.

All Doctors told my parents I should have died, nothing medically said I should have survived, i should not have survived this, but I did.

Then at the same time I was born not breathing and had to have 5 different surgeries on my neck to correc this.

So 27 + 5 = 32 total surgeries so far.

Pretty Cool to me.

Alex

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