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Tonsils took out when i was a kid

  1. Nov 4, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    A bit of a ghoolish subject, how many of you have been under the knife, i had
    my tonsils took out when i was a kid, apart from that i have only had bone work
    done.
    What sort of experiance did you have in hospital ? were the nurses nice ? :devil:
    and what about the food these days ?
     
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    Hi Wolram,
    Don't worry, It's not like the old days. Don't need to check behind the back of the Anaesthesiologists, they are not carrying those big hammers anymore. :approve:

    Best of luck :smile:
     
  4. Nov 4, 2005 #3
    What is your actual ailment, Wolram? I was in hospital once. It was a forgettable experience.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2005 #4
    I was in the hospital for over two weeks when I was 13, but they never did any serious surgery or anything.

    When I was five or so, I had a bilateral (sp?) hernia... That definitely wasn't fun.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2005 #5

    wolram

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    I have pain in my right side, or more like it starts in my back and wends its way
    around my side, some times it is like two seperate pains, they are not to bad
    akin to a nagging tooth ache, i have had tests done for stones they came back negative.
    What did you have done, if you don't mind me asking ?
     
  7. Nov 4, 2005 #6

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    :yuck: i have read about hernias, a bilateral one sounds horrid.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2005 #7
    Yeah... they were fixed in a jiffy, though, so it wasn't too serious. It just took a while to recover, considering the fact that I had two hernias at the same time that needed to be fixed. All I remember is being rolled into the operating room on a gourney with my teddy bear. Kinda pitiful, I know.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2005 #8

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    I had a (benign) tumor on my palate when I was 8. I had two surgeries, about a year apart, the first to remove it and the second reconstructive. It wasn't so bad. I think I was too young to really appreciate the risks. And during my first surgery, I shared a room with a kid who was about my age and had a brain tumor; I could tell he was a lot worse off than I was, so I felt relatively fortunate.

    I also had an appendectomy when I was 18. That was horrible, but I survived. Hooray for modern medicine! :smile:

    What are you planning on doing, woolie?
     
  10. Nov 4, 2005 #9

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    How did you manage to eat? and did the apendix opp leave much of a scar ?

    Im a mechanic so i often bypass non functional circuits, and some times machines have bits they can do without, then again some times a clean
    up and a good oiling works, how about a live web cam dirrect to PFs, that
    will prove we are not made from slugs and snails.:smile:
     
  11. Nov 4, 2005 #10

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    I had the tonsils out when I was 5 or 6. Don't remember it, except that I got ice cream after, which was a huge treat at the time. It was back when they used a cloth soaked with ether for anaesthetic, and the doctor spilled some so it ran down to the underside of my ears. Had nasty skin disorders in the area for about 10 years after.
    Next up were 2 hernia operations about 2 years apart. For the sake of some statistical study, they were done differently. The first one was more unpleasant, partly because it was a day-patient thing and I had to sit in a damned car for 45 minutes on the way home from it. Wearing the seatbelt was no great comfort, and someone else had to open and close the door for me. I honestly can't say if the intensity and duration of pain were less or more than when I had 2 detached ribs, but I don't want to go through it again. (Luckily, there's nothing left to bust in the area.) For the second one I had general anaesthesia rather than local and stayed in the hospital for 3 days. (The local was my choice the first time, because I wanted to watch.)
    That was quite a while back, and things have improved a lot since then.
    The pain that you described sounds as if you've been eating your own cooking again. Are you sure that surgery is required? :tongue:
     
  12. Nov 4, 2005 #11

    wolram

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    Poor old Danger, i am glad i have not had a hernia, and how do ribs become detatched ? is that a product problem ?
    And my cooking is up to Gordon blue standards i will have you know, and he
    is, "the", top chef :tongue2:
     
  13. Nov 4, 2005 #12

    wolram

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    Big hammers will not work on me Andre, if some archaeologist dig me up in years
    to come they will call me homonobrainus.:smile:
     
  14. Nov 4, 2005 #13

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    In the type of accident where one's arms are violently jerked straight backward farther than they're designed to go.

    Dig up? That implies burial. Have you forgotten that hypatia and I have already made arrangements to have you stuffed? We're putting your head over our mantle and sending your naughty bits to Evo.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2005 #14
    Only had surgery once, ever! I had a hernia when I was 5ish.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2005 #15

    wolram

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
    I have decided that pain is a fact of life, if anyone can can use my dead bits
    for some art they are welcome :yuck: but i know the bits that are alive would
    rather be doing some other thing :devil:
     
  17. Nov 4, 2005 #16

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    The bits that are going to Evo probably will be; you just won't be around to enjoy it. :tongue:
     
  18. Nov 4, 2005 #17

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    I couldn't eat for a day or two. Then I could only eat Jello for a while; everything's good as new now. I have a small scar from the appendectomy, but it's healing nicely. I hope everything turns out okay for you. :smile:
     
  19. Nov 4, 2005 #18

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    Never had any major surgery. I had my wisdom teeth removed...two of those had to be done surgically, but no big deal...the stitches tugging the gums was more painful than anything else. When I was younger, I had a tiny cyst in my cheek removed. Actually, I was just noticing the other day that the scar is showing pretty clearly...it's only about 0.5 cm long, and I thought it had gone away long ago, but it seems to still be there and very noticeable now...well, if you're staring closely at my cheek anyway. :rolleyes: That was just done with a shot of local anesthetic in a dermatologist's office. It was completely benign, but of course had it removed to be sure of that. The only thing that bothered me is he wouldn't give me a mirror to watch. :rofl:
     
  20. Nov 4, 2005 #19
    I've had my left knee re-made after a bad accident when I was 16, which by far, was the worst pain wise.
    At 18 they added teflon ligaments to the knee.
    Two children born Cesarean Section, which wasen't much fun either.
     
  21. Nov 4, 2005 #20

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    I've had a toncilectomy. (is that how it's spelled?) I don't know if that really counts
     
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