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tonsillectomy! ahhh!

Post by stellar » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:17 pm

Hi everyone,

I am scheduled to have a tonsillectomy, and I wondered if there are any other "grown ups" who have had a tonsillectomy and lived to tell the tale! I am quite scared of what is going to happen, how much pain i'll be in etc. I know I'm being a bit of a loser recently but I've (touch wood!) never really had surgery before, I had a mole removed and fillings but they're only minor things!

Thanks!

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Post by kitten » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:22 pm

I had mine taken out when I was 17. It is quite uncomfortable to swallow afterwards but it is a small procedure and you should be fine.

They put you to sleep operation not long then you can go home the next day.

I however, spent a week in the hospital - but thats another story!!

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Post by stellar » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:30 pm

ok that's scary! was that related to your tonils kitten?

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Post by kitten » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:02 pm

No bad hospital! I picked up an infection.

Really I hate medical things, I am pertified of needles. It really is a simple op. But like I said your thoart will be sore afterwards.

They make you eat cereal, toast etc which can be painful but it helps the healing process.

I had two weeks off college and was fine. The worst thing was the tiredness from the anesthic (can't spell)

The best thing is you never have tonsilistus again - I had it for two years solid before they did anything :(

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Post by stellar » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:11 pm

ah i see, that's pretty much the same as me - i've had tonisllitis pretty much since my first year of uni, i'm now in my third! just been reading horror stories on the internet!

thank you so much, i feel a lot better about it now!

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Post by CFG » Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:46 pm

I think you're lucky to bet getting your tonsils out, to be honest! You probably don't agree, though... :wink:

I've had one serious bout of tonsil disease every year for the past three years, then I usually get 4 or 5 "little" ones throughout the rest of the year, where my tonsils swell up and I get a temperature, but only for a couple of days. My next big one is due in about... ooh, three months? But I've been told they won't take your tonsils out unless you get it a stupid amount of times.

My sister had her tonsils out when she was about 23, but she'd had it something like 15 times within an 18-month period. She loved it every minute of being in hospital, but then she's always been a hypochondriac!

I'm sure you'll be fine, I don't think it's a major operation and you probably won't even have to stay the night.

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Post by stellar » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:56 pm

that's pretty harsh! i think it depends on the PCT you're in, but they were very very very reluctant to do the op on me to start with until i had a massive bout of illness last year, i had tonsillitis, then glandular fever, then tonsillitis again! and even then they were still umming and ahhing about it! but yeah it's probably for the best!

thank you guys!

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Post by V23 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:11 am

I had mine out at 19 and it was an overnight stay (although I got readmitted because of complications - think this is fairly rare though).
I suffered for years with mine so i do think it depends on the PCT. However, even though it was a pain at the time it was definately worth it

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Post by LICKLELEA » Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:56 pm

I haven't had mine out, but when I was younger my best friend had his tonsils out and all he could eat was ice -cream and soup for the first few days! - that wouldn't bother me in the slightest!!

Just think that you won't get tonsilitis anymore and that it will all be worth it in the end!! - it's a simple operation, you'll be fine. Good Luck and stop reading the horror stories on the internet! - it will make things feel a lot worse!!

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Post by lilessexgal » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:55 pm

i dont know much about it but just thought i would say good luck and im sure you will be fine

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Post by stellar » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:55 pm

hi guys thought i'd just update: I'm now tonsil free but in a looooooooot of pain cos i've run out of the special fizzy painkillers, aaaargh! It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be though so thanks to all of you who commented!

A bit late but happy new year to everyone!

stellar :D

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Post by Bexical » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:56 pm

Glad it went ok for you and i hope you get pain free soon happy new year

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