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Posted by Sally on December 22, 2000 at 22:38:38:

In Reply to: Re: Any advice about recovering from a tonsilectomy? posted by Ellen Dale on March 20, 2000 at 21:24:07:

I am a 28 (almost 29) female who had a tonsilectomy performed on 12/15/00. My Dr. warned me how horrible it would be but I kept thinking positive b/c I'm such a rebounder from major surgery. Well to date this has been the most horrible experience ever! My c-section was a breeze compared to this (and I got a baby from it)!

We think I developed the flu a few days later (at least I'm hoping that was the flu and not just normal feeling from the surgery). I could not lift my head from the pillow. I have felt nauseated ever since the surgery. I had a seizure the evening following the surgery (I'm epileptic though). I also got a horrible case of thrush (something you do not want when you have had your tonsils removed)! I have not been able to care for my 18 month old for a week-no lifting-nothing! I'm missing out on so much with her b/c I can't even talk to her that much and she doesn't understand.

I've heard this is a lot easier on children but geez realy consider it if you are an adult! If anyone else has any advice on what to do let me know. I've been able to push fluids but forget eating-this is how a lot of people develop eating disorders so be careful (by not eating for so long they completely lose interest and never start back)! I have lost interest but know once I am healed I'll be pigging out!

I wish all of you much luck with this terrible surgery!


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