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AngelTT
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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 7/8/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to complain that I have to get my tonsils out. I've needed them out since childhood and now it is going to happen at 34. Part of me is excited that I'll finally quit getting tonsillitis and strep throat all the time but I'm also scared. I guess the powers that be feel I need pain on both ends. tongue
 
34 year old female, Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil
Expecting first child 12/08 via gestational surrogate!!!!


bellski
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   Posted 7/8/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohhhhh, good luck to you! I'm sure it will all go well! My sister had hers out as a young adult and she did O.K. Take Care, Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2 
Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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tjf
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   Posted 7/8/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Please let us know how it goes. I have a feeling mine will be coming out in the next year. Keep us posted!
Tabitha (Tab)

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Sara14
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   Posted 7/8/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I got mine out last fall. It was kind of scary since I never really had surgery before, and it was painful for a while afterwards, but it wasn't too bad. I had a bad infection that prompted the tonsillectomy and the infection actually hurt a lot worse than the tonsillectomy. Plus, they gave me good pain meds! =) And I got 10 days off of work to recover!
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


Old Hat
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   Posted 7/9/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
That reminds me-- we discussed a while back that we should start a thread to find out how many of us have been bothered by tonsil issues. Who is good at polls? / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

shannon1
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Total Posts : 369
   Posted 7/9/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh boy, good luck!!!! I had mine out in my early 20's due to chronic infections.  Honestly, (and not to scare u),  but i was in some pretty bad pain for the first two or three days. Plan on alot of smoothies, pops, icecream, ect... Of course, as one poster mentioned, the pain meds do work if u take them accordingly!

Good luck!


2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 


AngelTT
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 7/9/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I have my appointment on Friday with the ENT surgeon. I'll have to schedule it for at least a month away b/c we have a doc appointment at the end of the month with our surrogate to find out the sex of our baby. That's part of the reason I am finally agreeing to the tonsillectomy - I need to have it out of the way before December. I appreciate everyone's information. It has helped me a lot. I'd love to see a poll on how many of us have had these problems!
34 year old female, Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil
Expecting first child 12/08 via gestational surrogate!!!!


tjf
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   Posted 7/9/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
How exciting! Congrats on the little one!
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium

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shannon1
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 7/9/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your baby!!!! When is the baby due? We have recently began talking about a surragote, but are a little afraid. I have had two very high risk pregnancies with premature deliveries and we would like another child, but do not want to tempt fate. Congrats on your sweet one!
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 


AngelTT
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 7/10/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Baby is due 12/21. We were devastated to find we needed surrogacy to have a child but it's  been a great experience. Browse around on surromomsonline - you can find out a great deal of information there. Thanks guys for the well wishes! :-)
34 year old female, Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil
Expecting first child 12/08 via gestational surrogate!!!!


PeanutMom
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 7/10/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I had mine out when I was 27 - they thought that they were causing my "tummy issues" that was in my discovery phase I call it. . .. I had MANY things wrong with me (or so they said) before they found the UC.

A pp said it but I'll reiterate it. The pain is about the worst sore throat you can think of and then a little worse but they have pain meds that help and it is very short lived. I was fine by late on day 2 into day 3 and just being careful about what I ate so I didn't break anything open by the end of the week. 2 things I found out are don't try to drink anything thicker than water through a straw that first day WOW it's not fun, the other is keep from eating (well drinking) things too cold or too hot. . . you'll be extra sensitive to temps so keep them tepid for a few days. I found I could tolerate ice cream if I let it start to melt but fresh from the freezer hard was too cold for me.

I had adenoids taken at the same time as the tonsils so my experience might have been worse than some. They showed me pictures of the area when they were done and around the top of my throat there was a total of about 1/2 of an inch of skin that wasn't cut because everything had gotten so big and swollen before they took them out.

Again don't worry it heals fast and the meds help without making to you dragged out. You'll probably want to sleep most of the first day away anyway so it'll be good, that's the worst one .. . it all gets better really fast after that one.

Oh one more thing, I found it hard to lay flat that first night but prop your upper body up on a couple pillows and you should be golden. I was fine to lay normal the 2nd night.
Kim
========================
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 18m (6/08)
~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC 1997 currently unmedicated was on Colozal from 2001-2007
- Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) 2007 taking 7.5mg lisinopril
- Anemic - Ferolicit IV bi-weekly
- Allergies - skin hives when exposed to water - Zyrtec 10mg
- haven't been tested officially but pine is also suspected


Sara14
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   Posted 7/10/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I actually liked drinking and eating things ice cold the first few days...it numbed the pain a bit. They had me suck on ice chips in the hospital right after the tonsillectomy. I do agree on the hot food/beverage thing though...definitely avoid anything very hot for at least a few days! And, yes, make sure to get plenty of rest those first few weeks after the surgery.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

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