have you ever had surgery?
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yes (tell me about it pls. i want to learn)
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no (+1)
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Published: April 11, 2016
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uglyradish|Hobbyist Digital Artist
TFW UR LATE

nO but if teeth count then yes ??
i have to get lots of teeth pulled and there is two teeth growing next to each other which hURTS,,,,,,
but its SOOOOO bad because whenever one of my teeth falls out i almost pass out lol,,, so im SCARED LMAoO
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
OUCH wtf i hope i never have to get teeth pulled bc it looks so? ? ? ? painFUL
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pianofinqers|Hobbyist Digital Artist
nO thank gOD

but i mean if tooth removal counts i've had 5 teeth removed. they basically just numb your tooth so theres a little pinch and it hurts like a shot but it's short and then you start feeling sleepy. i don't usually fall asleep but i guess some people could?? and then you can feel them pull out the tooth but it doesn't hurt, but sometimes if its a stubborn tooth it might hurt a little bit, like a sore kinda?? and then when you're done you put this cloth thingy in your mouth and it doesn't usually hurt but it bleeds a lot and the cloth is annoying.
so yeah theres my wONDERFUL story
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
ouch !!! i almost had to get a tooth pulled but i was so determined not to that i kept loosening it until eventually i just kinda pulled it out myself xD
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citypng|Hobbyist Digital Artist
when i was like 10, i had a baby tooth removed because it had a cavity, and i remember falling asleep in the waiting room chair and waking up on the couch at home with a really bad toothache.
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
OUCH!!!! ouch OUCh
i had to get like 4 cavities filled at once when I was v small and the only thing that hurt was the needle for the anesthetic. afterwards I remember playing with my face bc it was super numb LMAO
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citypng|Hobbyist Digital Artist
IKRRR IT SUCKED

holy shit dude i have such a long history with cavities. until i was like 11 i didn't even brush my teeth, so my mouth is still ridden with cavities that haven't been sorted out because my mom hasn't taken us to the dentist in 2 or 3 years. so i have really messed up teeth rip
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
SAME!!! OMG I FEEL U
ive only had like 4 or 5 cavities in my life but there was a period when I was younger when I almost never brushed my teeth and now my teeth are permanently stained a lil yellow bc I wasn't good at oral hygiene back then (shrugging emote)
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cosmicking|Hobbyist Digital Artist
hooo boy that was a doozy of a comment, sorry! 😅
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
don't apologize, that's what I wanted!!! it was very informational :3c
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cosmicking|Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello it is i, the king of surgeries.
I've had four surgeries lmao. my first was for my tonsils bc I was getting strep throat like every other week and it was a miserable existence. I was like six, and it really wasn't bad. like my throat hurt, but not enough to make me miserable, and I was talking well enough later in the day. pros: you get to eat ice cream for like a week and when you're that young, your parents get you all kinds of cool toys. cons: I had to wake up before the sun rose, and to a 6 year old, that's pretty horrible. also you can't walk straight because of the anesthesia.
then when I was 12 I had what my family affectionately calls "the miserable year" where I had the other three surgeries.
first, I tore my ACL, so I needed to have surgery to use a graft tendon to replace it. I didn't have to spend the night in the hospital, so it was decent. but walking took a few weeks to remaster for me, and I couldn't go back to playing sports for 6 months.
Then, my appendix ruptured at school lmao. it was quite easily the worst pain I had felt in my life until then. the entire left side of your body is constantly cramping and you don't want to move and it's horrible. I had to be rushed to the ER, because luckily we had a really good nurse who knew what she was doing on campus that day. since it ruptured I was basically immediately set up for surgery, and I had to be naked for the procedure and that was really awful. I remember them giving me the anesthesia and it taking forever as they rolled me into the OR, and I asked one of the dude doctors if I'd ever go to sleep. I then promptly was knocked straight out. when I woke up, it was the next morning (like 4 am) and pain was still just as horrible, and a nurse came and took my blood. which sucked even more. when the general pop of the hospital woke up, they made me try to walk up and down the halls, which was a awful chore. but I was released later that day, and that's when I noticed they put some weird orange antibacterial stuff that dyed my skin from the bottom of my ribcage to my mid thigh.
annndd speaking of ribcage, this was my final surgery. about 3 months after I got back to playing sports from my ACL tear, I was sparring in a martial arts tournament. and there they pair you up based on your belt color, and I had been in Tae Kwon Do since I was 3, so I was a first degree black belt, which is the lowest black belt, but still one of the highest belts you can get. I ended up being paired with this early 20s dude who was probably 30 feet tall. so while we were sparring, he did a spinning kick right in to my ribcage (I had long since stopped wearing the optional chest pads), and I was instantly on the floor, he had knocked the breath right out of me, and I could barely take it back in. my lungs were on fire, because he ended up breaking two ribs. I again had to be rushed to the hospital and had surgery almost immediately. and it hurt like absolute hell. it was difficult to breathe for like a month or so later, every breath made me wince. the worst part was that the tournament took place almost six hours away from my home, so I had to wait a few days until I was fit to travel to come back home
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAA you poor kid!! that sounds horrible :'0 thanks so much for sharing though omg!!!!
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I had 8 (4 baby and the teeth under them) and a half teeth pulled out because my jaw is to small ovo Now my teeth fit properly XD I was put under aesthetic and had a drink that made me forget everything ;v;
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
aaaa getting teeth pulled sounds so painful q___q I had to get a tooth pulled one time but I got out of it by furiously loosening it until it fell out xD
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It was pretty ok tbh XD Just really tired from aesthetic and I had to swish salt water around my mouth twice daily to kill germs 3:
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whitefoxdesigns|Professional Interface Designer
It was a minor surgery but I had the wisdom teeth removed. All four at once. -__-
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
oh god that sounds terrible ;_;
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whitefoxdesigns|Professional Interface Designer
Yep! Plus it was so weird because my wisdom teeth were growing in weird directions. 
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StasisCan|Hobbyist Photographer
I haven't personally had it done to me but I saw this cool/weird technique for fixing severe flesh wounds called skin grafting. They use a potato-peeler looking thing to harvest skin from a healthy part of the body (like the thighs) and they cut a mesh pattern into it. Then they use the meshed skin to stretch it over the wound and staple it there. It looks rly cool and it actually heals rly well.

If ur squeamish don't click the link
bit.ly/1WmuxFV
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
woah thats neat!! :0
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I had spine surgery back in June of last year. I was pretty anxious because it was a major surgery and I could've ended up paralyzed. I had a panic attack as I was heading to the hospital and my anxiety was... really bad, to say the least. The drugs they gave me before the surgery calmed me down a lot (it actually made me laugh hysterically) and I remember being wheeled into the operating room. I remember them asking me questions and stuff and talking to each other, and then everything kinda went dark once they put me under anesthesia.
Afterwards I remember waking up and being in a bit of pain. They'd give me my pain meds every two hours, plus I had a button that I could press that would give me more pain meds through my IV, and I was still absolutely miserable. I was also kind of loopy and the painkillers made me sick so I couldn't keep anything they'd given me down. They then moved me into a different room and would come in about once an hour to check my vitals (and would wake me up every time, which was annoying). I had 2 or 3 IVs and a catheter in my bladder and it was generally pretty uncomfortable. After a couple days of being bedridden they would make me stand up and walk around the hospital and stuff to make sure that I'd be able to be released. I also had to wear this brace whenever I moved around to keep my spine from bending or twisting. I think I was released after 4 days in the hospital? I probably could've gotten out a day sooner, but I wasn't feeling well enough.
The worst part though, was the fact that due to my nausea meds not working, I was horribly sick for the entire duration of the hospital stay (and a bit after that too). I ended eating close to nothing for about 2 weeks or so, and since I didn't eat my entire digestive system was backed up and that just made me sicker, so it was just this endless cycle of feeling like shit. It took me about a month to fully recover from that.
Surgery is horrible. 0/10 do not recommend.
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
UGH that sounds horrible.. im sorry you had to go through that ;0 hospitals are the worst for me, but a long hospital stay after a surgery? id rather die tbh
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It would've been much more bearable if I hadn't been sick honestly. I actually like hospitals.
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dumbgumb|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i mean i guess it's considered surgery but i had screws put in my jaw as like an addition to my braces? i was knocked out the first time for the procedure and of course i couldn't feel anything, but i could hear them talking and the sounds around me (everything was black though). it was weeeiiird :O

and then when i got them taken out they just numbed me, but one side wasn't really numbed enough so i felt pain but i was too scared to say anything lmao anxiety problems ftw amiright guys? :'D
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