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Surgery sucks

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by nashvillebill, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. but I survived. What was promised as a 45 minute job to remove a nasal polyp....turned into 2-1/2 hours under the knife. At least I was completely knocked out for the ordeal.

    5 days later and I'm still sore, it feels like I've been hit in the face with a good 90 mph fastball. But it had to be done, and I can already feel relief.

    I wish I had gone in sooner. (Folks, if something doesn't seem right with the old body, go get it checked out by a specialist)

    Now I'm coming to grips with my own mortality. I'm hitting 45....hey maybe I should write a song about "live like you were dying" :D
  2. I had a kidney surgery that ended up lasting 9 hours once. Couldn't sit up, much less walk for about 4 days. Not that it's a contest or anything ;)

    Sadly, I've been far too aware of my own mortality for about two years now. We all have to learn about it sooner or later though.
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i had nasal polyp surgery last year at about this time. had to go in 2x afterwards to shore up the bleeding - hemorraged twice. it was nasty.

    one of the polyps was 3 inches long heh :hyper: :cool:
  4. I had a vasectomy(on my wife's b-day)- a week later we found out she's pregnant w/number 3.
  5. I bet that hurts...I'm sure the surgery was painful, too.

  6. Surprisingly enough, it was entirely painless. The Doctor was very good, & his assistant was a lady in her 50's w/a great sense of humor. A friend had the same procedure, but the assistant was a hottie. As if that wasn't bad enough, the Doctor brought in some students(also hotties)to observe. The capper was that my friend, shall we say, 'rose' to the occasion?
  7. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    talk about poor timing! HAHA!!
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Abdominal surgery for 3 1/2 hours as planned, couldn't walk for days. Still not supposed to play bass standing or lift anything over 10 lbs.

    But I'm not good at listening.
  9. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    I've had chest surgery twice.

    I had a big dent in my chest, in the sternum area. So they had to open me up from the sides and put a titanium bar in my chest... from one side to the other in the shape of a large "(".

    Basically they just used brute force to reposition my cartilage.
  10. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I had to have my right shoulder rebuilt after a helicopter related boo-boo* while I was in the Navy. It's an interesting feeling to be informed AFTER THE SURGERY that your surgeon was performing his first independent procedure. He had done many surgeries with another doctor there, assisting as necessary, and getting signed off on individual needed skills, I'm sure. But my operation was his first one 'on his own.'

    Scary? I thought so.

    *Just read the 'Worst Injury Thread'
  11. Surgeon


    Mar 4, 2003
    North Dakota
    Repair of pectus excavatum--they don't get much bigger than that!

    I'm usually on the other side of the knife. So for me surgery rarely "sucks". I'm still in training (performing operations with other doctors as you said bard) and am constantly amazed at the body's ability to heal. Surgery is one of those things that no one looks forward to, but folks are sure glad you were around when they needed you. And I can assure you guys, your surgeons don't take the trust you place in their hands lightly.

    So t pylons, put down that amp, and sit down with that bass would ya? :D
  12. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Too late, I already picked up my Roadie... ?

    No more amp moving after I get my Vox T-60 on Tuesday. GK stack in the basement, T-60 in the bedroom.

  13. I have a big dent in my chest as well, but I've never had it fixed. Maybe someday.
  14. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Yeah, I'm not sure how often the surgery is done.

    I do know my chest was an extreme case. It was much deeper than most, and was much longer too. The depth of it could have caused lung/breathing problems. (I don't think that happens very often... but with my particular body build it could have. I'm 6'4" and like 145 lbs.)

    The length is the reason I had to have two surgeries as opposed to one. They had to put a seperate bar in different places.

    Even after two surgeries it isn't completley fixed, and I don't think it ever will be.

  15. Oh wow, mine is slightly bad, but not enough to the point where surgery is absolutely necessary. My doctors have always told me if I want it done it'd be just for cosmetic reasons, and for that alone insurance won't cover it, which is why I still have it.
  16. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I've had one oral surgery to remove some teeth before i got my braces...

    I have had my tonsels taken out.

    and I had my appendix removed last year...

    they all sucked. Appendix wasnt so bad, atleast i could eat...
  17. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    I personally have never had surgery..
    My brother had that same surgery.. While they were in their they also had to cut out 2-3 inches off each of his ribs because they were starting to crush his lungs..
  18. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    Isn't that ironic...don't 'cha think ? :D
  19. I have had all kinds of surgeries, gallons of chemo + two Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplants but hands down the Hemorrhiodectomy was the most painful thing ever. For about two weeks I almost fainted from pain every time I had to go ****. So yeah The Hemorrhiodectomy rates a 10+ for me as far as painful post surgeries go.. :p
  20. Nikehawk

    Nikehawk Guest

    Jul 29, 2001
    Yorkville, IL, USA
    A little too ironic - and I really do think.