- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Boy do I miss u ladies.I have layed in bed for days and havent gotten online until today.Hope you all are doing well.Since the surgery I haven’t given any thought to planning.Being on pain meds does that to a person.
Im on now because Im so bored and feel better at the moment to come on and to leave a message.
In my experience through this surgery I have realized that I am sooo glad I never have to go through it again.I have been in bed for 5 days and so sick of the pain the ability to not eat real food,throwing up,etc.
In the day they used to take out childrens tonsils.Which is a good thing.If an adult has to get theirs out its a whole lot worse.I found out the reason for it and why we even have the tonsils.
The tonsils main job is when a child is a baby to keep the baby from illness,and disease.Once the baby grows up into a child the tonsils stop working and are just there.And the reason why it hurts an adult more then a child is because as the child grows into a teen and into an adult,so does the tonsils.They grow ,expand and take up more room in the throat area.So when they are taken out of an adult,the area that has to heal is larger then a childs.The childs tonsil are so small,thats why children can heal and take it better then an adult.
The reason why I say this is because I have heard stories of the pain and then even my surgeon has said kids are much better with the surgery.My surgeon even sounded proud of it.I never understood y until I did some research.Now when I hear that kids can take it better i think,”well whoopie for them.I would take it better too if my tonsils werent huge and encompassing a large area of my throat.Goodie for the kids.”
So anyway,since kids are not getting theirs taken out as often as they used toomore and more sdults are getting their tonsils out as adults,not kids.Bad idea if u ask me.
The point of all this?To vent alittle and to let all the parents out there know that if your child gets sore throats or strep,or whatever,even if the dr doesnt reccommend it.Get those tonsils out now while they are kids and those tonsils are small then wait until they are adults.I have been in hell for the past 5 days.Trust me u do not want to have your grown children go through what I have gone through.And if u doubt me google it.I have read medical message boards about this.So many adults had a rough time of it.
Plus in the next day or 2 is when my scabs are supposed to start coming off.I heard from the message boards and the nurses that this will be painfull enough where I will probably start taking my pain meds that get me so dizzie and nauceous.Thats what I have to look forward to.Im rolling my eyes here.
Other then that Im okay.Hope all is well here.It sounds like everyone is having mostly a good time planning their weddings.Well Im getting tired.Have a good day ladies.And take care of your tonsils.