January 14, 2001    





Have you had any major surgery?

The only real major surgery I've had was a complete hysterectomy because of cancer of the cervix. I've also had two lumpectomies for breast cancer; rods inserted in both femurs to forestall major damage when my legs break and cataracts removed from both eyes.

Jill, 60

Nope, all I've had since birth is removal of things like wisdom teeth and skin tags.

Karen, 21

Never have even been in the hospital even.

Felicia, 34
, MA   USA

No, just a few cases of day surgery.

Alias Irrelevante

Fortunately, no. Nothing worse than a skin graft when a skin cancer was removed from my nose.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Nope. Don't have any on my schedule, either.

Firelady, 23
. TX   USA

Not unless you count fishing around with a needle to get a splinter out of my finger :)

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

Oh yeah. The most delicate way I can put it was that I had my chances at ever concieving a child cut precisely in half. (LONG story.)

Kim, 30
New York
, NY   USA

I had a double hernia operation when I was 8.

etoile, 19

Well, I had surgery to remove a bone chip from my toe....but I don't know if that is what you deem as "serious". I can tell you it really sucked though, I couldn't dance for months and was on crutches for ages!!

Sarah S., 17
, NY   USA

Yes. I had an appendectomy at 16, a cyst removed at 19, another one at 21, a hysterotomy at 22 (that was the most serious), a C-section at 31 accompanied by an exploratory procedure where they shift all your organs around to decide what's wrong (YUCK), and what most do not consider surgery - an angiogram - at 43. On that last one, they make a small incision on your upper thigh and snake a radioactive dye-filled tube into your heart - my doctor suggested that anytime someone toys with the heart, it's major. Other than those, I've been healthy as ever!

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

No, unless tonsilectomy counts, which i dont think it does.


No, not yet! And hopefully, never.

Gavin, 15

When I was just turning 16 I had major surgery on my knee. I had  fallen off my bike and torn all the ligaments. I now have 3 long staples in my right knee.

Tina, 31
, MA   USA


Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

Actually, no, I haven't had any major surgery. I've been blessed in the fact that nothing serious has ever been wrong with me up to this point in my life. Now, I don't want to jinx myself, but that's the truth. I trust that God will always put me where I need to be.

Lisa J., 22

well, tonsils and adnoids (sic?). As well as some leg surgery due to an unfortunate run-in with a car. (Meaning I ran into it with my leg and shattered two major bones at ankle level)

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario   CANADA

Nope, I'm too afraid of pain so am extra cautious in everything I do in which pain would be a result or surgury of any kind.

Stephanie, 25

Nope...thank goodness!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

I had same day surgery for some "female problems" a few years ago. That's it. And I'm happy about it.

Laura, 35

Major? I guess that would be a tonsillectomy when I was a kid and a hysterectomy about 15 years ago.

Reba, 51

Nope, but one time when I was 7 (I think) I got a concussion and had to have a CAT scan. It felt like my head was splitting open...t

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch
, CO   USA

I had surgery for a hernia when I was very young. I barely remember, but I still have the scar.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

The only surgery I've ever had, was having a tooth pulled out a few years ago. I hope that's as major as I'll get. <knock on wood>

Karen2, 15

no. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

i wake up at around 3pm today, most of my 8 roommates are back from xmas vacation. i wake up to them cleaning the whole apt. not just merely dusting and sweeping....major overhaul cleaning. cleaning the televsion screen....cleaning the bathroom which had been cleaned only 3 days ago. moving furniture cleaning. let me back up and say that i returned dec. 27 from xmas break because of work. everyone else returned around this weekend. the place was not that messy--not anymore messy than it's ever been with 8 people living here. yeah, i had friends over, but not to party point, and i wasn't even in the house most of the time. anyway, the toilet   overflowed once, but i cleaned it up, no big deal. had i known when everyone was coming back, i would have straightened up a little. not rip the place apart cleaning to the point of sterilization, but just  straightened up a tad. anyway, saturday night, elena, kamili, elisa and i watched tv and generally hung out, just basic friendly socialable stuff. no one said AN YTHING to me about clean the place was/wasn't. nothing. so the next morning, i wake up to them sterilizing the place b/c i apparently can't rise to their standard of living (i was raised modestly in a small southern rural town--my roommates were raised in wealthy to upper-middle class suburbia, most of them had maids come in to clean their house. maybe i do have a lower standard of living, but so fucking what? i kept the place clean by my standards). anyway, so i just took a shower and left--i didn't want to start the day with them bitching at me. i didn't come back until after midnight. beth, my third roommate, a notorious bitch, tried to go off on me, tried to call me on something i didn't do, like let the dished pile up and not clean the bathrooms (how fucking dirty can one person get a bathroom in 2 weeks??>??) and other things, but she couldn't really call me on anything as i did keep the house clean by my standards. anyway, so i decide to keep away from everyone and go sketch in my room. a little la ter, beth comes in and in so many words, kicks me out of the apt. i didn't fight back or do anything, i just said ok, whatever. i was under the impression that everyone had powwowed and agreed on this. so i took it that the tribe had spoken. later that night, one of my friends called to hang out at a bar, so i went. later, he went home and i went to an all-night diner where i sketched some nice graffiti pieces in my notebook.

Trisha, 19
New York
, NY   USA

I've never had any major surgery...unless you count having your appendix removed "major" surgery.

Kevin2, 18
Frazier Park

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