Re: Tonsillectomy - recovering alone?
I agree about the fear of surgery. While I've had a few major ones in the past, having tonsils out would be painful I'd assume. Hopefully the doc will give you appropriate pain meds to ease the pain without you feeling totally zonked so that you'll be able to function better.
I would suggest you have everything ready beforehand....that includes meals in the freezer so that you only have to heat them up. Lots of liquid meals that agree with you, etc.
The hemorrhage might be an issue, I don't think anyone can predict that. I've not known anyone for it to happen, only read it here. I'll assume that if you have contact with your doctor and ability to have access of what to do, you at least won't have to worry about that.
The more you have ready before the surgery, the less the concerns. But you should still ask others if they'd be able to at least come for the first 2 days that you're at home. I'll assume you'll be in the hospital for a day afterward?
It's all a matter of perspective!
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Last edited by quincy; 01-23-2013 at 12:03 PM.