I had to get a tonsillectomy!
I just got back from the hospital this morning. I went to the emergency room Sunday night because my whole throat was swelling up. Then I went to an ENT Monday morning and he told me I had a peritonsillar abscess. I stayed overnight in the hospital Monday night, had the surgery yesterday, and left this morning. It was my first overnight stay in the hospital and pretty much my first surgery (besides removing wisdom teeth in high school) so it was kind of scary, but everything went well. I'm in a lot less pain now than before the surgery. I have very little pain at all right now except when I try talking a lot.
So far, no UC symptoms from all the antibiotics and painkillers I've been given. I've been on IV antibiotics, 3 times a day for the past few days, morphine and tylenol with codeine for pain, and now I have to take Augmentin for 10 days. I actually haven't had a BM since Sunday, which is kind of a nice break from going so much. I had this really bad urge to have a BM though immediately after I woke up from the anesthesia. I was still in the post-op room and they wouldn't let me get up yet to go...they offered me a bed pan, but I didn't exactly feel comfortable pooping with 4-5 other people in the room so I held it for half an hour. And then, when I could go privately, the urge wasn't there anymore. It was weird.
I am extremely tired so I better go rest some more.