| | Problems after UPPP surgery
I had UPPP surgery for obstructive sleep apnea in July 05. I had a rough recovery in that I developed inhalation pneumonia one week post-op, followed by a diagnosis of acid reflux, gastritis and hiatal hernia. From all the antibiotics I was on, I also have had GI problems such as nausea, lack of appetite, coated tongue, sour mouth, etc., etc. Plus my first ever panic attack and now recurrent anxiety. I had tried the CPAP and couldn't tolerate it, so went ahead with the surgery despite a lot of misgivings. I am 56 years old, female and have never had so many health problems in such a short period of time. I am wondering if others who have had this surgery (removal of uvula and trimming of soft palate) have also had a hard recovery. All the docs say that the acid reflux must have been pre-existing, but I still wonder what part the UPPP has played. The ironic thing is that my sleep apnea is better, but even so I'm still sorry I had the surgery! So, my question is, does anyone have anything good to say about the UPPP?