WOW......... thankyou! That sure is one helpful post! Moreso than any google page i found. And much more honest & conclusive
I'll definately wait til after i have the baby then, as i haven't yet been told a date for my tonsillectomy, but i'm hoping to fall pregnat straight away, so i'll just hold off on it til after the baby is born. Might be a good idea anyway, as atleast i'll be off work then on maternity leave & won't have to book extra time off. I'm self-employed so it makes it a bit harder financially to take too much time off work.
I had to laugh when you said that the uvula falls back into your throat as there is nothing to hold it in place! Although it does sound scary at the same time
It sounds like a lot of work, waking up every hour to sip water
I didn't even have to wake that often with my little girl. But like you said the pro's outway the cons in the longterm. Only thing is...... i don't think mine is as bad as a lot of people's problems. I was actually surprised my ENT specialist suggested a tonsillectomy as easily as he did! All i have is a sensation of something stuck in my throat when i swallow & i feel as though i need to just keep swallowing to get it down. It's not even sore. It's been there for about 4 or 5 months i think. You see i'm not even convinced it's my tonsils at all (feels to low to me). That's not to say my tonsils don't play up mildly every once in a while though, just not bad enough to warrant this i didn't think.
But if you have a minute, read my thread called "Opinions Please" & let me know what you think. I've put in there the reasons why i have been put on the waiting list & as to why my ENT specialist came to this conclusion. Might be a good idea to get a second opinion aswell, & i'm going to another appt with a diff specialist anyway on the 12th of June, so he might give me a better idea of what is going on & where to go from here.