... Thanks for sharing your story. I want to get a Tonsillectomy but am worried about the doctor making an error in judgment, but then again, I am a chronic over-thinker/worrier. So reading your story helps tremendously.
Is it too much to ask you to keep us updated every month or so?
I am curious about the weeks afterwards.
My biggest worry, I guess, would be taking any... (4 replies)
... This post may be a little long, but I am going to attempt to give a full description of my experience. I read soooo many horror stories before my surgery that I was petrified! ... (4 replies)
... Hi, I am 63 years of age and on day 9 post Tonsillectomy and having Adenoids taken out. I have never experienced such pain in all of my life and have had numerous more significant surgeries done. My ENT Specialist told me it would be the worst pain to experience even more than childbirth. ... (0 replies)
... I'm on day 3 of my tonsillectomy recovery. So far the pain has been very manageable with 15ml Lortab every 4 hrs. ... (4 replies)
... I'm on day 9, had it done on the 13th. Luckily the vomiting was only the first night. I chalked it up to the liquid med's. ... (2 replies)
... The pain is starting to kick in on one side :( I vomited this afternoon due to not eating w/vicodin. after being lectured by my hubby & the drs office-I've been eating w/meds-chicken broth, Flan, pudding, ice pops etc but still vomiting :( so miserable!
I could eat pastas-macaroni etc bit afraid of how it will feel if vomited :( can anyone recommend something to help? My dr... (2 replies)
... Its strange to me how some Dr's tell patients to eat right away, Mine and my paperwork said only fluids and Popsicle's until Day 3, then I wwas able to start cool soft foods... for a week, then after that I can slowly go back to normal avoiding anyth9ing crunches or sharp edges.. ... (1 replies)
... Its day 7 now and still doing fairly well. Days 6 and 7 have been worse as far as pain goes, especially in the morning when I wake up... that HURTS! ... (2 replies)
... rt, caused, I think, by constipation relating to the Percocet. I recommend that anyone on this medication start immediately after the operation with either Milk of Magnesia or some sort of stool softener, because stomach pain in addition to everything else going on is NO fun! ... (1 replies)
... AlleyCat, I think it depends on the procedure and the condition of the Tonsils. I am not able to eat anything but soft foods. Spicy foods would just kill me I know. I am just sticking with the soups. ... (35 replies)
... rs. I never take any meds except a little tylenol so I just laughed me Ent off when he said 75 percocet might not be enough. Not only was it not enough I ran out of them in 1 week and he had to give me vicodin. ... (35 replies)
... My ENT used the Harmonic Scalpel and not many ENT Docs are using this method. It enables the docs to have more of a precise smooth cut and at the same time reduces the bleeding. ... (35 replies)
... brandon48, I was worried about you. I am glad the pain has eased up a bit. Yes, I have looked in the back of my throat and my Uvula is huge, but getting smaller. I have a little of the white stuff on the sides of my Uvula,but not much. ... (35 replies)
... Hi Missladyt1, good to see you are doing well. I think I had my operation two days ahead of you, I'm okay myself. I actually slept the whole night without the vicodin, just took the t3 every 4 hours. ... (35 replies)
... Hey sounds like your doing pretty well with your tonsillectomy thus far. You mentioned something about a new procedure do you know what it's called? ... (35 replies)
... I know there is a lot of information on Tonsillectomys, but having a few other angles are a good thing. I thought it would be helpful, especially since I am 40 years old. ... (35 replies)
... Note: I did have them switch me from the liquid pain meds to pills. YES it hurts more to take the pills, but my stomach could tolerate them. Made the doctor switch me the first night at the hospital. The nurse had to call the ENT at home and get a new prescription for me. (2 replies)
... I have had a tonsillectomy and a bit of sinus surgery done. ... (0 replies)
... Well, this is the day I've been worried about the most. I've read that this is the day where the pain jumps from 3 to 10 overnight, however I woke up this morning around 9 AM, took my pain meds and took a shower. ... (17 replies)
... Hi all!! My name is Jane and I am 23 years old and from New Jersey. I had a Jan. 27th for the removal of my tonsils and adenoids. My tonsils were always problematic, constant bouts of tonsillitis throughout my childhood but no one ever recommended a tonsillectomy. ... (2 replies)