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So I didn’t see this topic on here yet and well with me just getting eye surgery was wondering if anyone has had any surgeons that might have scared them or went badly?? 
 

I just had a Cadillac removed from my eye (that apparently I was born with) but got worse over time that I couldn’t see out of my left eye at all... but before my surgery they stuck like a numbing need RIGHT below my eye and that was one of the worst things.... they also put like a tarp thing over my head and I am highly claustrophobic (but didn’t wanna say anything) and the lady notice that I was squirming a lot and asked if I was ok and I told her that I was claustrophobic so they made me a little tent with the tarp... lol        


 

 

So any stories anyone else want to share? 

 

 

 

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No actual surgery horror stories. I've only ever had surgery the once and that was when I was a toddler. It was an eye operation. If it wasn't for that operation, myself and Derpy would have something in common. :muffins:

Anyway. My mum used to keep ranting at how much trouble she had with me when I went to have the surgery. They couldn't put me under with the anesthetic due to my apparent lively nature at the time. They had to get my mum in the operating theatrejust  to keep me distracted enough for it to actually work. And then after the surgery, when I woke up, I kept pulling off the patch on my eye and throwing it across the room. They ended up giving up replacing it in the end apparently.

Only surgery story I have. For now anyway. :P

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7 hours ago, Starlighty said:

I just had a Cadillac removed from my eye

How big is your eye? :ButtercupLaugh:

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Sorry, I had to.

I've been lucky with the only surgery in my life so far being getting my Wisdom teeth removed. Still the worst pain I've ever had but pretty light as far as surgeries go. I was awake throughout mine and it was fine at first. First two teeth were out within 15 minutes. Third tooth took over an hour and shattered into a dozen pieces. That was awful. Didn't get to keep that one.

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i haven't hard surgeries per say, but for the most part the stuff i've been part off on myself was not pg rated and XD not really something to talk about. but i did volunteer to experimental stuff in the past before they decided if it was a yes or no. And i still remember it too this day cause it was around 6 hours and they stated they "didn't think they needed to put me under". So that's my story on that one XD (very painful)

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I had surgery on one of my feet late last year. The worst parts of it was the rod sticking out of one of toes which made me scared to death to do anything, including even getting to the bathroom (which I had to do on a knee scooter) and being stuck in my bed. It was very hard to keep myself comfortable. I had to keep my leg/foot elevated (plus keep the rod from bumping into anything) so I had to sleep on my back, which I don't do! So sleeping was never comfortable, either.

...And after all of that I'm still hurting, still on anti-inflammatory medication all of the time, still unable to do my job... *sigh*

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4 hours ago, SharpWit said:

How big is your eye? :ButtercupLaugh:

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Image result for cadillac

Sorry, I had to.

I've been lucky with the only surgery in my life so far being getting my Wisdom teeth removed. Still the worst pain I've ever had but pretty light as far as surgeries go. I was awake throughout mine and it was fine at first. First two teeth were out within 15 minutes. Third tooth took over an hour and shattered into a dozen pieces. That was awful. Didn't get to keep that one.

LOL! I literally say that irl cause oke how to say cataracts 

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When I was younger I had issues with my teeth*, which had to come out. For various reasons reasons I had to go to a specialist hospital to have them out, but we arrived early and the hospital hadn't opened yet. It was freezing outside, but it turned out the eye hospital was open, so we sheltered in the eye hospital until the dental hospital had opened.

And then I talked about Weetabix with the nurse (who was a total wimp and couldn't even eat two, when I could go up to four some days), and being told (as I was being anaesthetised) to count to ten, and while I know I didn't get to ten I can't remember what number I did get to.

Then I got my teeth to take home... and they might still be about somewhere.

So that's my tale of 'surgery' (well, having my teeth out under anaesthetic) that is tangentially related to eyes.


*milk teeth, thankfully

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Well... I've had a lot of surgeries :lie: 

For example, when I was a child, I was born with strabismus, and it was really bad, so a specialist had to relocate my eyes. Now thankfully I don't have any strabismus. 

Also, back in 2009, there was a big tornado in my city where I live (here we don't have any tornados in Spain. They are so rare). I was next to my window, and suddenly my window felt over my face, and I had a very bad cut in my nose. They had to suture it. Now I have a mark there. 

Then, in 2016, I had again another surgery due to a cyst in my left hand while playing basketball, which returned over a few months after the surgery, and I still have it, yet is much smaller and less painful than before, though it still hurts sometimes. Sadly I can't play basketball anymore :( I have tried, but after a few minutes it starts to hurt like hell. Thankfully I still can drawing and playing the guitar, but much less often than before 

And recently I had a surgery due to a fistula, which I'm still recovering :lie:

So... yeah, I haven't got a lot of luck with surgeries :lie:

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2 hours ago, jorge123esp said:

Well... I've had a lot of surgeries :lie: 

For example, when I was a child, I was born with strabismus, and it was really bad, so a specialist had to relocate my eyes. Now thankfully I don't have any strabismus. 

Also, back in 2009, there was a big tornado in my city where I live (here we don't have any tornados in Spain. They are so rare). I was next to my window, and suddenly my window felt over my face, and I had a very bad cut in my nose. They had to suture it. Now I have a mark there. 

Then, in 2016, I had again another surgery due to a cyst in my left hand while playing basketball, which returned over a few months after the surgery, and I still have it, yet is much smaller and less painful than before, though it still hurts sometimes. Sadly I can't play basketball anymore :( I have tried, but after a few minutes it starts to hurt like hell. Thankfully I still can drawing and playing the guitar, but much less often than before 

And recently I had a surgery due to a fistula, which I'm still recovering :lie:

So... yeah, I haven't got a lot of luck with surgeries :lie:

Omy you have had a hard life there buddy! Hope you get well soon! 

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I've only had two actual surgeries. The first was wisdom teeth removal and, due to the way they came in, I had to have them drilled, broken and removed in chunks. I was on painkillers for two weeks after that and I couldn't eat anything for a month. That sucked.

The other surgery I've had was sleep surgery, which removed tissue from the throat and opened my nasal passages. The recovery from that was painful. I couldn't eat or drink. But I was hopped up on pain meds so much that I slept most of the recovery time.

I'll be having further surgeries coming up. Trans surgery... oh boy...

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7 hours ago, The Historian said:

I've only had two actual surgeries. The first was wisdom teeth removal and, due to the way they came in, I had to have them drilled, broken and removed in chunks. I was on painkillers for two weeks after that and I couldn't eat anything for a month. That sucked.

The other surgery I've had was sleep surgery, which removed tissue from the throat and opened my nasal passages. The recovery from that was painful. I couldn't eat or drink. But I was hopped up on pain meds so much that I slept most of the recovery time.

I'll be having further surgeries coming up. Trans surgery... oh boy...

Trans surgery??

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8 hours ago, Starlighty said:

Trans surgery??

Transgender surgeries

 

Anyways, the only surgeries I've had are my wisdom tooth extraction(All four at once) and I had to get my gallbladder removed.  Also, I too hope to have trans surgeries done in the future too.

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I had surgery on my spine. I had a herniated disc pressing against my sciatic nerve and they had to remove the disc and replace it with a bone graft. I'm always nervous going into surgery but I was in such pain beforehand I was desperate to get the problem fixed. Nothing went wrong, thank goodness, and I haven't felt this good in years (at least where my lower back is concerned). Things going south during medical procedures is a daunting fact of life and I hope such occurrences are few and far between. But if something needs to be done there isn't always a choice. I would never undergo surgery unless it was absolute necessary but sometimes it is. My surgery was minimally invasive microsurgery so it wasn't as bad as it might have been ten years ago when the technology didn't yet exist. But the recovery time was a solid six months, which wasn't all that fun. 

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I guess I technically had a surgery, when I broke my arm last year the bones started drifting away from each other and would heal weird, and since I still have growth plates or whatever that was bad

so they just had to make me unconscious to push the bones back into position 

they never like cut my arm open or anything, so I don’t know if it really counts as a surgery

waking up from the anesthetics was such a weird experience tho

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Unless you want to feel emotional, I put up a spoiler for this.

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I did have several surgeries back in my childhood, the first one was because I had a cancerous brain tumor back then, they took it out. The second surgery was to insert a an injection platform near my stomach, it was to create a preferred site for chemotherapy to treat the cancer that has spread. Fast foward a year later, I am cancer free, then I went to surgery for the last time  to remove that injection platform.

In conclusion, I am thankful to be alive to this day

 

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On 2/8/2020 at 3:31 PM, Envy said:

I had surgery on one of my feet late last year. The worst parts of it was the rod sticking out of one of toes which made me scared to death to do anything, including even getting to the bathroom (which I had to do on a knee scooter) and being stuck in my bed. It was very hard to keep myself comfortable. I had to keep my leg/foot elevated (plus keep the rod from bumping into anything) so I had to sleep on my back, which I don't do! So sleeping was never comfortable, either.

...And after all of that I'm still hurting, still on anti-inflammatory medication all of the time, still unable to do my job... *sigh*

Yeah I prolly need surgery on my feet tbh, as my heels go sideways so they always rub raw no matter what shoes I wear etc, it hurts so bad sometimes when you gots lots of walking to do....

Nope nothing major so far except wisdom teeth pulled etc.

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