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Old 09-17-2007, 09:18 AM   #21
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Well, crp! Sorry you are sick again. Hope you feel better soon
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:25 AM   #22
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Jessica * Tonsils...


Jessica,

I had my tonsils taken out when I was 7 years old. But the other day, our son ( 27 years old ) always has sore throats on and off. He went to the Dr. AGAIN for the sore throat, and he was told he would probably have to have tonsils out.

I would rather have him get rid of them instead of taking antibiotices galore for them everytimes he has a flare up on the tonsils.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:35 AM   #23
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Are they going to make you get well first before surgery?
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:15 PM   #24
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As long as my tonsils are not infected at the time of the surgery.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:20 PM   #25
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I had my tonsils out at 21. I had suffered chronic tonsilitis for several years, and put off the recommended surgery for 2 years because I wanted to finish nursing school. However, my decision to put off the surgery cost me the added bonus of chronic sinusitis, which I still have problems with on rare occasion.

However, that being said, the tonsillectomy was the best thing I could have ever done. Even with my horrible surgical experience (the pain.... no one warned me that yawning was going to hurt so much on top of the regular pain from the removal!) and post-op hemorrhage 1 week later, I would highly recommend getting it done. It took me 4 weeks to be able to eat regular food and get off the pain medication (the second surgery to stop the bleeding extended my recovery time).

Once I healed up, I have yet to get a throat infection. I get an irritated throat on rare occasion from post-nasal drip, but that's it. The chronic sinusitis also improved significantly.

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My pre-op appt is tomorrow morning, and surgery is scheduled for Monday Oct. 8th.
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:39 PM   #27
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I hope everything went just fine for you, Jessica. Yesterday I was told my tonsils are going to be removed too. I don't have it scheduled yet but after reading that no one here regrets having the surgery, inspite of the painful recovery, I am really looking forward to get rid of them and get over the whole thing!
I feel happy thinking how good life is going to be without tonsils!! My throat clean and clear, no more infections, stones, sore throat, etc. I am dreaming about it
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:14 PM   #28
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Recovery REALLY sucks! I'm just getting off the couch after a 5 day coma. Still haven't really eaten anything, but I guess that's good for my diet eh?

I hope it was worth it, but at this point I can't tell you. I think the worse part right now, that no one told about, is that my tongue is still numb from the instruments and I can't taste anything. Could be up to 8 weeks til that returns according to the nurse. I think I'd rather have lost my voice then my taste buds!!!
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Oh snap! I never had the numbness thing, hope it goes away soon for ya'. Glad you're feeling a little better.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:58 PM   #30
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I've mentioned this to the nurse several times and they don't seem concerned, just wondering if anyone else had this...

After my trip to the ER due to the bleeding there is this one spot on the right side of my throat that is killing me. No matter what liquid it is or the temp of it, anything that hits this spot just kills! I'm in SO MUCH pain It's like someone is shoving a hot poker into my nerve there and sending shooting pains up to me right ear. Anyone have this?!?!
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