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    Old 02-28-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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    Uvulopharyngopalatoplasty.

    Hi everyone. My friend is about to have a surgical procedure related to sleep disorder. The operation is called UVULOPHARYNGOPALATOPLASTY.
    And I was wondering if anyone has had this surgery or knows anyone who has or knows any information about it.
    Her questions are exactly:
    How bad is the pain exactly?
    What kind of pain? Can i eat and if so what?? Can i talk?? How long do i
    have to stay home??

    If anyone can help with any information it would be much appreciated!

    M.M

     
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    Old 03-01-2005, 05:18 AM   #2
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    Re: Uvulopharyngopalatoplasty.

    I had this procedure 1.5 years ago at 40 yrs old.I'm a guy by the way. First thing is getting used to the back of your throat looking like an aquaduct after it heals ,that looks weird. I would have to say the first 2 days are not all that bad as long as you take the liquid percocet as prescribed.You need to keep your mouth moist with some other stuff to. Forget about eating for 3 days, after that maybe soup and thats it.I lost 18 pound which was nice but I gained it all back though.As far as pain I didn't think it was bad mostly uncomfortably like your getting the worst cold in your life for 2 weeks.THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO SOMEHOW STAY HYDRATED.After the IV they give at the hospital gets pee'd out the medication got me dehydrated for 4 days.I felt crappy crappy like a nasty hangover.If this is very bad for you see if they will take you back in the outpatient room hook you up and get about 2-3 bags of IV. My doc told me I could have and I believe I would have been much much better. Good luck recovery takes about a month.

     
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    Re: Uvulopharyngopalatoplasty.

    Thanks for the reply. I'll forward this to my friend.She was told she'd have 'excruciating pain' which did not thrill her. This sounds a lot better!

     
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