(Closed) Getting my tonsils out today – Wish me luck!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Send you good thoughts.  Get well!  (and eat lots of ice cream, it’s the only good part about that)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hang in there! I went through it and while it isn’t fun, just remember you’ll never deal with the problems you’ve been having anymore. Enjoy lots of ice cream!! 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hope your recovery goes well (I can vouch for it being not very fun but I promise its all worth it in the end)!  Spend lots of time on WB distracting you from the pain!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m glad everything went well!  Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Post # 8
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Newbee

Good luck! I had mine out a couple months ago. Make sure you keep ice on your throat for the first few days, and then heat after that – it really helped me! I survived on banana pudding, jello, oatmeal and those Ensure nutritional drinks. Day 5 was worst for me… as painful as it might be to eat, it’s WAY WORSE to let yourself get so hungry you get nauseous and want to throw up. Dry heaving on an empty stomach with a raw throat is NOT fun. I also recommend setting alarms through the night to wake up and take your pain meds – so you don’t wake up in the morning having gone 8 hours without them!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m glad you aren’t feeling too badly.  I hope that he can start learning to clean up after himself though!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Glad you are on the mend and the FH is taking good care of you.  Still sending you good thoughts.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi – Just wanted to wish you good luck. Oddly enough, I am getting my tonsils out on Monday! Glad to have a “no more tonsils” buddy.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had my tonsils out last spring. It wasn’t as horrible as I had anticipated, but it was pretty bad–mostly because I was pushing myself to be “better” faster, and because I had it in my head that recovery would take 7-10 days.

It took 3 weeks for me to recover (I went back to work after 2 weeks, i don’t recommend it. I work with middle schoolers so my work is pretty high energy–i probably would have been OK in an office setting). My voice wasn’t normal for about 2 and a half weeks (I sounded like I was hearing impaired). I couldn’t eat normally for about 3 weeks either.

I was OK if I laid low and kept taking painkillers (even if I felt like I didn’t need them!!!). It was pretty boring (and it’s when I got addicted to weddingbee!!!). I somehow got the idea that if I didn’t take the painkillers, that meant I was getting better and getting closer to having my old life back. BAD IDEA. Keep taking the painkillers. I would be sobbing, in pain, and somehow unable to connect that whole scene to the fact that I needed more medicine.

For anyone getting their tonsils out, feel free to PM me. You MUST remember that it does get better, you will get through it! I was worried that my voice would never be the same, etc…it just took longer than I expected to get back to normal! And I haven’t had strep or a sore throat ONCE since I got them out (I used to get strep 4 times a year).

Good luck @eupenmalmody and @Miss OBG!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Had mine out when I was 24. Just a note, get a humidifier for when you sleep at night. Helps not dry out your throat, and is therefore a little less painful.

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