Story archives - tag: "surgery"


My fear of needles is so intense that even under 200 milligrams of Valium, I still sharply pulled away from the surgeon when he went to give me the anesthetic for my wisdom teeth removal.

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2012-03-29 21:22:57 / Rating: 283 /


One busted ceiling, one surgery, $2,000, four days of tube feeding and five nights on my bed later: my cat is safe.

tags: love pets cat surgery vet [add]

2011-08-24 19:31:53 / Rating: 706.5 /


On the ride home from a colonoscopy and polyp removal, my three year old son asked, "Now am I potty trained?"

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2010-10-28 09:57:24 / Rating: 285.25 /


After suffering for the first twenty-two years of my life, my bunion free feet can finally fit into girly heels but the scar tissue in my joints makes it impossible for them to bend that way.

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2010-07-09 14:17:28 / Rating: 397 /

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Performing a hysterectomy while I was experiencing the worst cramps I'd ever had was hilariously ironic, but I couldn't bring myself to explain to my all male surgical team why I was laughing.

tags: irony ovaries surgery period [add]

2009-11-06 14:21:44 / Rating: 549.5 /


The last thing I heard before going under anesthesia was the nurse saying, "Oops."

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2009-07-13 16:02:54 / Rating: 478.75 /

S Fuller

As I was being wheeled into emergency surgery, under the haze of a morphine-induced dream, I wholeheartedly believed I was going to my death, and I was truly horrified.

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2008-12-19 11:39:40 / Rating: 564.5 /

No, I Really Don't Know

The nurse asked why the woman was so upset that the doctor was going to reverse her colostomy, and she replied, "Do you know how much money men pay to have sex with me in that hole?"

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2008-08-04 17:11:29 / Rating: 438 /


They drilled a hole in my head took out four little pieces of my brain, and one week later told me, "You have multiple sclerosis."

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2008-05-20 10:25:56 / Rating: 426.25 /