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Old 10-25-06, 09:05 PM   #1
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Tell us about your surgery!

Well, we've all lived long enough to have had a few dates with the scalpel....tell us about yours! On Monday, I had a lipoma cut out of my back under local anesthesia. Not very glamourous I admit. Other than that I had three hernias repaired at once when I was about 23 years old....come to think of it...that was pretty damn boring too...oh well....
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Holy Crap! We've become the old geezers sitting in rocking chairs on the porch at family reunions.
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I had a sex change operation a few years ago. I used to be Digital Gia.
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I'm gonna pass on this one. But I had a great 25 mile ride today! Weather was glorious, a nice brisk 15-20 mph gusty wind to make it interesting, some great hills to challenge, and a blizzard forecast for tomorrow (however, I don't believe that)!
pass? This is like a change up right down the heart of the plate!
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Holy Crap! We've become the old geezers sitting in rocking chairs on the porch at family reunions.
Yeah...whether you like it or not.
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Well, got a few minutes...

Lets see???? When I was 15 I had my right kidney removed
Surgery on right foot to remove a broken off sewing needle at the age of 18 (don't ask how I did this!)
Tubaligation (tubes tied) at the age of 24
Gallblader removed around the age of 35
Abdominal Surgery to remove a large cyst from my right ovary at about the age of 37
Oh and my most recent was Gasric Bypass just this past June.

Hmmm...it might be easier to count the organs I have left
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ok...now top that folks!
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Well, got a few minutes...

Lets see???? When I was 15 I had my right kidney removed
Surgery on right foot to remove a broken off sewing needle at the age of 18 (don't ask how I did this!)
Tubaligation (tubes tied) at the age of 24
Gallblader removed around the age of 35
Abdominal Surgery to remove a large cyst from my right ovary at about the age of 37
Oh and my most recent was Gasric Bypass just this past June.

Hmmm...it might be easier to count the organs I have left

Probably to much info!
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ok...now top that folks!
Sheesh, I'm a medical journal all rolled up into one "CheeseLouise"
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come on...knee surgery?....gall bladder removals? let's hear it!
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I had my mind removed years ago.
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I don't mind
What's yours is mind
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Once I had my whole life surgically removed by my first wife's attorney.
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get my stitches out in two weeks!
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Old 10-26-06, 12:48 AM   #16
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Old 10-26-06, 04:34 AM   #17
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Sheesh! You all sound like the congregation on Sunday when I ask; "Are there any prayer concerns this morning?" Sometimes I will hear something like this: "Please pray for Tiny Jones, my third cousin's neighbor's friend, living at the South Pole research station. Tiny has a hang nail and they are runing low on Neosporin and it's winter and they are worried about resupplying because the weather is frightful and the plane's skis might freeze to the runway and flying Neosporin from Chile to the Soth Pole is dangerous and really drives up the cost of a 1 oz. tube but Tiny really needs it because it's the worse hang nail anyone has ever seen at the South Pole."
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A year ago, September I had a by-pass surgery to remove an aneurysm in my right leg. I had a series of five incissions made from my upper groin to halfway down my calf. They replaced (grafted) a long section of my popliteal artery. ...damn I hate when that happens...that'll leave a scar.

I didn't need much more incentive to start riding the bike.
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Old 10-26-06, 05:45 AM   #19
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At ~4 tonsoles
At 6 broken leg
At 22 burst appendix
At 57 ruptured patella tendon
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Operations...........

1986.......Right knee scoped...recquired three small holes.
2002.......Left knee scoped....recquired only two small holes.

Currently considering lobotomy.
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As I sit here getting over my last "small" arthrosc0py, keyhole surgery on Right knee to remove some cartilage and arthritis, I can at least empathise in a way.


Other ops

At 6 tonsils
at 11 appendix
at 19 maxio facial to rebuild eye socket after tandem crash, have all teeth removed and jaw wired
at 20 left kneecap removed
at 50 left wrist, arthritic spur removed

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I've had my spirit removed by the passing of summer and the deepening of fall towards winter. It was painful, and I'm still trying to recover. Physical therapy seems to help, but requires great effort on my part. I've been told that it will be five to six months before I completely recover. And, that this is likely to happen again.
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Sheesh! You all sound like the congregation on Sunday when I ask; "Are there any prayer concerns this morning?" Sometimes I will hear something like this: "Please pray for Tiny Jones, my third cousin's neighbor's friend, living at the South Pole research station. Tiny has a hang nail and they are runing low on Neosporin and it's winter and they are worried about resupplying because the weather is frightful and the plane's skis might freeze to the runway and flying Neosporin from Chile to the Soth Pole is dangerous and really drives up the cost of a 1 oz. tube but Tiny really needs it because it's the worse hang nail anyone has ever seen at the South Pole."


YES !

Since my favorite wife works in a hospital, I hear all the anatomical horror stories I need. Like Dnvr, I'll stay away from this thread...
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Old 10-26-06, 10:23 AM   #24
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mine was a rotor cuff surgery completed in May 2003. Of course bike related. I hated the post surgery therapy.
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It would take a short story to tell all of mine. I have 31 surgical procedures. I will list the most notable:

7 amputations

many bypasses on both legs

Kidney/pancreas transplant

2 surgeries right knee (surgeon refused to rebuild knee)

quad bypass heart

two vetrectomies

surgery to install peritoneal catheter that almost killed me. (too long and too gross to tell)

fistula in left arm

lump removed from left chest

tonsils/adenoids removed

two cataract surgeries (one went bad)

I joke with close friends about being the half million dollar man!!
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