Day 7 tonsillectomy
REASON OF BLEEDING: I have a very tiny mouth, and with the curve of the tonsil removal, it was very easy to not be able to see ALL of the spots needed to be cauturized. So, the surgeon missed a spot or two. And with my throwing up from the other medication, it irritated it enough for it to actually 'hold' large amounts of blood in my cheek (causing all that tooth ache). Note that they say this is rare, and I dont want to panic you. But if you have a very sore bump on the back of your throat that is not scabby but really red and just skin, have it looked at.
ETC. I went thru 4 IV drip bags of fluids to get back for all the blood i had lost, and had the recauterizing of that one area. In total, i was in the OR itself for only 15 minutes, then 1 hr to wake up afterwards. After discribing my medication issues with Roxicet, they prescribed me with Hydrocodone-apap. basically Vikadin. the taste is horrendous, the smell is revolting, and it makes me gag. but it works.
I am still getting stomach pain, but i think that this time it is from not eating from Noon on Sunday till 5pm on Monday, but will keep updating on that.
NOTE TO ALL: If you have bleeding that is more than what you would fill a teaspoon and it just keeps coming, dont mess around! go straight to the E.R. True, i was scared. Terrified that something had gone wrong. But a simple fix really. And honestly, i feel better now than i have all week!!!! the headaches have gone, the pain in my jaw is non-existant, and swallowing is much more barable.
Even STILL through all this, i dont regret having my tonsills removed. My breathing has never been better, and I wouldnt take that back for anything. <3 Keep strong anyone who has gotten this operation. I will keep blogging my experiences until I am 100% healed so u know EXACLTY whats going on from a patients point of view :)