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  • Do you have chronic ear, nose, and throat issues? Are you an adult? If so, you may be considering getting your tonsils out. I had my tonsils out when I was like 25, and although the recovery was intense, it was well worth it. Here's my story.

    My Tonsillectomy: Getting Your Tonsils Out as an Adult

    My Tonsillectomy: Getting Your Tonsils Out as an Adult

    by Layne Holmes0

  • After my colon surgery, when I first realised that I have to wear a stoma bag, my first thoughts were “Good grief! I’ll have a shit bag stuck to my stomach!”. It is, at best, the worst feeling on earth. In the first few moments, you may be horrified. I know, because I‘ve been there too.

    What is it Like Managing a Colostomy After Colon Surgery? - My Experience

    What is it Like Managing a Colostomy After Colon Surgery? - My Experience

    by Alobeda7

  • For my 50th birthday, I gave myself the gift of improved mobility and less pain. I've lived with intense neck pain, since my 1997 horse throw, and my deepest regret is having waited so long to have this surgery. My life has been improved immeasurably. My best advice is to not put it off and suffer.

    How Anterior Cervical Disk Fusion Surgery Improved My Life

    How Anterior Cervical Disk Fusion Surgery Improved My Life

    by Debra Roberts15

  • Since the age of 55, I have had increasingly more blood tests. These tests have occurred in conjunction with hypertension, my prostate gland condition, and recent kidney operation. In this article, I explain what to expect from blood test results and how this will help you to live longer.

    What to Expect From Blood Test Results

    What to Expect From Blood Test Results

    by Paul Richard Kuehn2

  • An inguinal hernia is one of the most common types of hernias. There are a few different ways to fix it. In my case, I underwent robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery. Here are my tips on how to recover properly.

    Tips for Recovery From an Inguinal Hernia Surgery

    Tips for Recovery From an Inguinal Hernia Surgery

    by perrya0

  • There is a lot of talk in the transgender and non-binary community about which bottom surgery is the best choice: meta or phallo. This article goes over three common misconceptions about phalloplasty.

    3 Common Misconceptions About Phalloplasty

    3 Common Misconceptions About Phalloplasty

    by Ethan Tibbets0

  • Whether you are planning to have knee replacement surgery, or whether you're currently recovering from the procedure, there's a lot to know. This is what I learned from my experience.

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    by Liz Elias29

  • Are you anxious about getting a flu shot? The idea of getting a jab isn't fun but it's sure a lot more fun than getting the flu. Here's some tips and tricks for staying calm before and during you vaccine!

    How to Calm Down Before a Flu Shot

    How to Calm Down Before a Flu Shot

    by Em Clark0

  • By the time I underwent bilateral total hip replacement surgery (THR), I couldn't remember what it was like to walk normally. The successful results included a positive impact on my overall sense of well-being.

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    by KT Dunn4

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