Have you ever had an operation?

by RyanTH
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Just curious.

I had my appendix out once. In China. In a local Chinese hospital. It sucked.

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  • Profile picture of the author CashBackID
    I had an operation from Hemorhoids. I'm fit in 45 days after get operation. I dont know about China and related. I Hope you will get better
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanTH
    Yeah, Asians always seem to have a rough time with hemorrhoids. My parents in law (Chinese) are in constant pain from them. I think you guys eat too much rice. Need a bit more fiber in that diet.
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  • Profile picture of the author A.Green
    I had my appendix out once.
    I'm fairly certain you can do that only once.

    I had a few when I was little (before the age of eight) in attempt to correct a genetic defect, but they couldn't so they gave up. It's not the surgery that's so bad, but the recovery.
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    And what genetic defect was that?
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  • Profile picture of the author A.Green
    And what genetic defect was that?
    Rather not say.
    It's a relatively rare cardiovascular condition, in any case.
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    • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
      There is a saying that there is no minor eye surgery. My most scary and life changing operation was LASIK correction for shortsightedness. It is an extremely short procedure but it could ruin your life if something goes wrong. In fact, something went wrong with mine. I was left seeing occasional double vision in the L eye in 2003. In fact, it was only beginning to understand and measure the defect responsible then. The defect introduced was called "high order abbe rations" or "irregular astigmatism". It took 4 years before an approved treatment was available and it was one of the scariest moments of my life. Luckily, I went through and recovered from it completely.
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    I had one. I had my tubes cut when they told me I had to get off the pill. It was pretty simple. I was home the same day but slept most of that and the next day. By the second day after, I felt all good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Originally Posted by RyanTH View Post

    Just curious.

    I had my appendix out once. In China. In a local Chinese hospital. It sucked.

    You?
    I had my big toe nails removed when i was younger, i had to stay in bed for a month with big plaster casts on both feet. Very painfull..
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    My tonsils also grew back so I know it can happen.

    I have had cataract surgery, 2 lots of glaucoma surgery, 2 lots of tonsil surgery, 3/4 of my stomach and all of my spleen removed, wisdom teeth removed, most of my other teeth removed (no thanks to an incompetent dentist and diabetes, 2 lots of ingrown toenails done and various tests such as a bone marrow biopsy ( more painful than any surgery), gastroscopies, colonoscopies and I think that was all..... so far anyway. More than enough.
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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      My tonsils also grew back so I know it can happen.

      I have had cataract surgery, 2 lots of glaucoma surgery, 2 lots of tonsil surgery, 3/4 of my stomach and all of my spleen removed, wisdom teeth removed, most of my other teeth removed (no thanks to an incompetent dentist and diabetes, 2 lots of ingrown toenails done and various tests such as a bone marrow biopsy ( more painful than any surgery), gastroscopies, colonoscopies and I think that was all..... so far anyway. More than enough.
      After all that, I'm just going to keep my mouth shut.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    2 eye surgeries when I was 7 and 8. I am scheduled for another surgery at the end of September.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by RyanTH View Post

    I had my appendix out once. In China. In a local Chinese hospital. It sucked.
    That's certainly not the everyday reason for removing an appendix: I'm sure suction is a rare problem to have with one. (I hope you got something better than "acupuncture anesthesia"?).

    Originally Posted by RyanTH View Post

    You?
    Yes; many operations. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I've had my brain removed 3 times. Like sdingram's tonsils, it keeps growing back.
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