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Old 08-12-2012, 05:02 AM   #1
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last minute advice for adult tonsillectomy?

Hi everyone....I am 44 years old and having a tonsillectomy on 8/17...and the panic is starting to set in any last minute advice or tips would greatly be appreciated!! Thank you

 
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: last minute advice for adult tonsillectomy?

Heard ice cold drinks help! I'm probably having a tonsillectomy soon so I will watch this thread closely.

Good Luck x

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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Re: last minute advice for adult tonsillectomy?

well im 29, had my tonsillectomy on Wednesday at 11am. its now saturday and up until now it hasnt been too bad, they say to eat rough food, it hurts but push through it as it clears the gunk off the area. fluids are a must , as much as u can.

As i said , it hurts like crazy to eat and drink but you have to push through.
I havent been to bad until today (think its day 3 post op), now my throat is so swollen swallowing my own saliva hurts, keep your pain meds up, its easier to keep the pain away than it is to get rid of it when it sets hold!.

Im sure you will be fine though, just think ahead of not as many batches of tonsillitus!

 
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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Hi Rich... I am on day 9 now and although it hasn't been a walk in the park it hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be... I've been drinking loads of water and taking liquid pain meds as directed. I had some issues with nausea Initialky but I've been taking Zofran for that so it has subsided. Hopefully i am on the home stretch and I hope you are doing well also.

 
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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Re: last minute advice for adult tonsillectomy?

ye im doing ok, the throat isnt the bad part, its the damn ear pain

 
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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Re: last minute advice for adult tonsillectomy?

Try holding a heating pad to to your ear. Hope you feel better soon

 
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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Re: last minute advice for adult tonsillectomy?

dls... glad to hear everything went well, and you're doing good

 
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:43 AM   #8
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Re: last minute advice for adult tonsillectomy?

I may have spoken too soon. I woke up about an hour ago with the feeling of a phlegmball in my throat. When I coughed it up it was a blood clot and my pillow and nightgown had lots of blood . I immediately started drinking ice water and sucking on ice chips. I pages my doctor and after a couple of minutes it clotted and hopefully things will continue to go smoothly. The doctor said that if the bleeding continued I would have to go to the ER to be cauterized

 
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