- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I had mine out just before my 19 th birthday after a nasty case of mono had left my tonsils pretty damaged. To be frank, having mono for several months was far worse than the actual tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy. I also had had a history of a few corrective jaw surgeries so the tonsil surgery was nothing. The worst part was probably coughing and sneezing out large scabs And feeling very dried out. Ice chips are wonderful and making a slushy out of juice or your favorite soda is also refreshing and soothing.
I will say I had one minor complication with my procedure. once my scabs had healed up I noticed my soft palate had a good size perforation (or hole) measuring about 1cm in diameter. It wasn’t painful, just more of a nuisance since food would get caught in it. no one at the clinic believed me when I said I had a hole in the back of my throat (didn’t know how else to word it then) until my provider finally would see me and saw I wasn’t kidding. He was able to fix it easily in the office in just a couple minutes. I got a shot of lidocaine near my uvula then he snipped a part of the tissue to open the hole. It healed quickly and now I just have an uneven palate. Overall though, I was happy to have the surgery done and the pain was not horrible at all. I never have sore throats or ear aches anymore, and I can breath perfectly through my nose (something that was hard to do before the adenoids were out.) Its a pretty basic procedure, just take your pain meds as needed and stay hydrated. Best of luck to you!