I finally had my post op appointment with my ENT today (eight weeks after surgery!). I am still having problems with the left hand side of my throat (the worse side) and it feels like I have a peice of toast stuck there that won't come out - sorry, only way to describe it!! After a full examination (which involved him sticking a tube up my nose with a camera on the end so he could see down the back of my throat - gross!) he said that I still had a band on the left hand side and that they use these sometimes to cauterise after taking the tonsils out. They usually drop off but mine was hanging around for a while longer! I told him that I was still getting sore throats especially first thing in the morning and he thought that this could be due to acid reflux whilst sleeping and prescribed some antacids.
More annoying is that I still have lymphatic tissue around my throat and base of the tongue. He said that most people's tonsil tissue is contained in the tonsil pockets and when the tonsils are removed all the lymphatic tissue is removed too. However, some people have tissue around the throat and the base of the tongue also - me included - and, if I don't feel any better in six to eight weeks then they can laser this out! GREAT! Just when I thought I was turning a corner!!
Has anyone else experienced this?? I was worried that some tonsil tissue was left behind in one of the tonsil beds but there is nothing there so at least my tonsil can't grow back! But my specialist did say that the tissue dotted around my throat could cause me problems. I have an open appointment so will have to see how things go. It could just be a slow recovery, I know that this operation is no party when you are in your mid-thirties!
My taste is still not good, still have a very metallic taste in my mouth and some food still tastes downright weird! Still feeling a little tired - think I need some time off work