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Old 02-15-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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Can i get my tonsillectomy in two days if I currently am sick?

I haven't been sick all year and now its the week of my surgery and I'm sick. I puked on Monday morning and now I'm just stuck with a bad cough and sinus congestion. The doctor said I should be fine as long as I don't have a fever. Do you know if they will still do the surgery and has the same thing happened to anyone else?

 
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Re: Can i get my tonsillectomy in two days if I currently am sick?

I don't know for sure, but I think if the patient is running a temp they will not operate. Is this day surgery? Maybe that would make a difference.

 
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Re: Can i get my tonsillectomy in two days if I currently am sick?

The only thing I can imagine is you coughing continuously and having to heal in the throat area. Unless the doc can give you a codeine based cough med to stop the coughing...or whatever else can help you not coughing. And an antibiotic to help prevent you getting a sinus infection.

Sudafed can help ease the sinus congestion.

Hope all goes smoothly. Keep us posted.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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Re: Can i get my tonsillectomy in two days if I currently am sick?

So the day of the tonsillectomy, i was still congested but my cough seemed to ease up a little. They went through with the operation (which yes, was a day surgery) and It seemed as if my cold completely disappeared post surgery.

This morning, i woke up with a horrible cough, painful breathing and stiffness in my abdominal muscles. I've never had any kind of surgery before and I'm very paranoid in general, so this is worrying me.

 
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Re: Can i get my tonsillectomy in two days if I currently am sick?

Yesterday, while going into surgery (day surgery) I was still congested, but my cough seemed to ease up. Post tonsillectomy I felt like my cold was gone. No congestion or coughing what-so-ever.

This morning, i wake up to a pretty bad cough, some pain when breathing and stiff abdominal muscles. I've never had any kind of surgery before and I tend to be a paranoid person in general, so this worries me. But it's also only the 1st day of recovery.

 
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Well, good to know it's happened. Are you still in the hospital? and did you ask for a cough med from the doc?

Hope you feel better soon.
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Thankyouu! And no, i left after only 4 hours of being in the recovery room, so I didn't feel sick at the time.

 
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