Surgeries

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
7,406 posts 110 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Nov 9, 2019 5:36 PM

I had chest surgery as a 9 year old. I was born with a concave sternum and as I got older it grew inward. That took 6 hours to complete. 

I broke my collar bone in 3 places and destroyed all the soft tissues back in 2010. I have a cadaver Achilles tendon holding it all together. That tendon was $8000.00. Still bothers me to this day...pain and numbness.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 15 reps Joined Mar 2015
Thu, May 28, 2020 11:53 PM

I broke my arm a few weeks ago. I was admitted to the hospital and they put plate and screws in.

Below average experience, would opt to not break my arm again.

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
10,015 posts 56 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 29, 2020 9:48 AM

Circumcision

Stab wound

Shrapnel Facial Wound 

Colon Cancer 

All when as best as could be expected ... 

 

 

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 114 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 29, 2020 12:30 PM

Hernia last June. Had a consult with the surgeon a few weeks prior, who had a resident working with him who was a very pleasant looking young woman. She got to break a 30+ year streak of no woman not my wife touching my junk. I'm sure she was thrilled.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 2, 2021 6:27 PM

Bump.

Diagnosed with umbilical hernia yesterday, surgery scheduled for July 27. I didn’t go back and look through everything but anyone went through this? Mine must not be too bad. I was able to push it back several weeks til after our vacation, and surgeon said I should only miss a couple weeks of work.

Edit: I wasn’t completely lazy. I see queencity had one also, although his in a different spot. I didn’t have anyone touching my groin.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 114 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 2, 2021 7:37 PM

Best to you. Not sure if they recommend stool softeners for your type, but I might opt to get some anyway. The idea of having to work to push out a deuce scared me. Sorry about the lack of groin-touching.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 2, 2021 8:55 PM

I didn’t know what gynecomastia was but good on your dad to take care of it for you. 

33,369 posts 120 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 2, 2021 9:55 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Bump.

Diagnosed with umbilical hernia yesterday, surgery scheduled for July 27. I didn’t go back and look through everything but anyone went through this? Mine must not be too bad. I was able to push it back several weeks til after our vacation, and surgeon said I should only miss a couple weeks of work.

Edit: I wasn’t completely lazy. I see queencity had one also, although his in a different spot. I didn’t have anyone touching my groin.

My son had that like a week after being born. But at that age, they just grow out of it.

/random thiught that doesn’t apply to your post lol.


friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jul 2, 2021 11:37 PM
posted by Laley23

My son had that like a week after being born. But at that age, they just grow out of it.

/random thiught that doesn’t apply to your post lol.


Nice, me and your baby are totally BFFs. Who does he want to win the NBA title 


33,369 posts 120 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jul 3, 2021 1:17 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Nice, me and your baby are totally BFFs. Who does he want to win the NBA title 

Phoenix. Because his dad got good odds after AD went down!

Zunardo Senior Member
815 posts 13 reps Joined Nov 2010
Sun, Jul 4, 2021 2:28 AM

Since my last post here, I did have my hip replaced the week before the pandemic caused all elective surgeries to be cancelled at the ortho center.  Went very well, and I rehabbed myself at home.   Nine weeks later they opened back up, and my wife had her knee replaced by the same doc.  Hers went well also, but the rehab was much, much harder.  

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 33 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jul 4, 2021 2:18 PM

Appendix removed when I was like 6 or 7. 


A couple years ago got a wisdom tooth out and did oral sedation. I took it and about 15 mins later was seeing double. When it was over I grabbed the Gatorade and walked out. Woke up the next day and don’t remember shit and no pain 10/10 or oral sedation dentis 

TedSheckler Emporium Entrepreneur
4,023 posts 47 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 7, 2021 8:17 AM

Just had knee surgery yesterday.  Torn meniscus.  Had the other one done for the same thing back in February.

Fred Garvin Senior Member
302 posts 6 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 7, 2021 1:37 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Bump.

Diagnosed with umbilical hernia yesterday, surgery scheduled for July 27. I didn’t go back and look through everything but anyone went through this? Mine must not be too bad. I was able to push it back several weeks til after our vacation, and surgeon said I should only miss a couple weeks of work.

Edit: I wasn’t completely lazy. I see queencity had one also, although his in a different spot. I didn’t have anyone touching my groin.

I had an umbilical hernia fixed a few years ago. I put up with it for quite a while, until I could no longer push it back in. Went to the Dr. that day and had surgery that evening. They were afraid the intestines would get pinched.

The first couple of days after surgery were pretty rough. After that it got better. I think I missed 2 weeks work (although I have a desk job for the most part. If it was physical I might have missed more).

I am not sure if this is a standard thing, but my surgeon did not totally close the wound. He left a small area open (for drainage maybe?) and for about a month I had to pack it with wound tape or whatever you call that. I did not enjoy that one bit.

Anyway, good luck and I hope it goes well.

One other side note: I no longer have a belly button because of that.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 2:03 PM

Had my surgery today instead of the 27th. No packing or missing belly button like Fred.

All in all it wasn’t that terrible (I say that as the worst of the recovery is still ahead though.) I kept calling the post-op nurse Mike even though he repeatedly told me it was Edward, and he wants Milwaukee to win tonight. 

Fred Garvin Senior Member
302 posts 6 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 21, 2021 8:21 AM

I'm glad it went well for you. Hope the recovery goes well also.

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