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babygirl10150
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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I know we've somewhat talked about the tonsillectomy for a while and just wanted to let you know I had it done on July 30th so I'm 6 days out. The worst experience ever!! Wow! I know everyone said how bad it was but I have a pretty high pain tolerance and this was the worst surgery/recovery out of the 6 I've had. I had a reaction to the meds so I'm not taking anything. Today I relapsed with the pain but i read that is normal. I'm still having issued with the reflux so it's extremely difficult to find something to eat. Hope you're doing well!!
Michelle

~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~

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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you can have slushies, but do not use a straw, a spoon is the way to go!
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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouch!
Take it easy.
Joy

Problems too numerous to name. :)

opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/5/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Michelle-
I wasn't kidding about how bad it was. Here is a bad part.....about day 8 your ears will probably start to hurt like the dickens! I was told it almost always happens and is from the scabs or what ever is back there coming off and it gets tender again or something like that it's been a few years. I too believe it was my worst surgery to date. Even worse than the Nissen redo and the 3 week stay at the hospital because of the 2 holes in my stomach.
Glad you got it over with and behind you. Remember it could be 2 or 3 weeks before you feel really normal again.

Take care,
Bill
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babygirl10150
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   Posted 8/6/2010 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I did read about the ears and a lot of people said that chewing gum helps so that's what I've been doing. I have to say this is the most disgusting surgery also. I've hacked up chunks of black which I'm guessing are scabs??, get a god awful metallic taste once in a while, and can feel the scabs in the back. Ick! It's bad enough I have a sensitive gag reflex and this sure doesn't help. HA! Mornings have been awful! I don't think I'm drinking enough and wake up so dry. Children's Motrin and Ricola have been my best friend. I would gladly have both nissens redone before I go through something like this again. Granted it's usually a 2 week healing period but it sure is a long two weeks!
Michelle

~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~

opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/6/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Michelle-
have you tried using a cool humidifier where you sleep? If you don't wake up often and drink your throat will dry out and be very painful when you wake up.

Take care,
Bill
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Alcie
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   Posted 8/6/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Watermelon and popsicles were what I lived on when I had tonsils out as a kid. I couldn't stomach ice cream. I was plenty old enough to remember.
Alcie
 
 

dencha
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   Posted 8/6/2010 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Michelle,
Sorry to hear you had to go through that. I've heard it's very tough for adults. Fortunately I had mine done when I was in third grade, but like Alcie, I remember it vividly. I remember the big scam they play on poor unsuspecting patients--"You can have all the ice cream you want after surgery"...they failed to tell me that I would be in so much pain that I wouldn't want ANYTHING!
This too will pass, and you will be able to look back on it and amaze yourself that you made it through!
Feel better soon...
Take care,
Denise

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   Posted 8/9/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Michelle-
If you are still poking around here I am wondering how those ears are doing?

Take care,
Bill
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babygirl10150
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   Posted 8/9/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
No ear pain at all. Now I just have minor pulling the burns depends what sounds I make when I talk. Almost all of the white scabs are gone. I've noticed that if I take too big of a bite food can get stuck in the "craters" and it's a pain to get it out. Anything sweet seems to burn a little bit. It feels so weird to be able to swallow without golf balls in my throat.
Michelle

~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~

opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/9/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Michelle-
It's funny you mentioned the golf balls in your throat. I can now drink something very fast. I couldn't do that before mine were removed. I am very glad to hear you skipped the ear pain.

Take care,
Bill
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babygirl10150
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   Posted 8/9/2010 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad too! That part kind of worried me. I think it was all the gum. Haha. Now that I'm beginning to eat again, I'm getting my reflux symptoms again. Mainly horrible nausea after everything I eat. I've started keeping a food/symptom journal to give my gastro in two weeks. It's gotten to point that I don't want to leave the house at all or have anyone over. I'm not sure if that's partly from anxiety or what. I have some job interviews coming up and I'm afraid to go and get the job. I can not eat if I know I have to leave and that would be 4-8 hours without eating. I've been trying to keep a positive attitude about everything but I don't think I can anymore. It seems my doctors have given up on finding what's wrong so I don't know where else to turn. It's like hitting rock bottom.
Michelle

~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~

Moo'sMum
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   Posted 8/10/2010 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Michelle I feel your pain. That's such a horrible feeling and I've been there too. I'm a big believer in the natural thing and I love aloe vera juice for nausea. It really works for me. 20ml on an empty tummy in the morning and 20ml before tea at night plus 20ml whenever the nausea hits sooths it quite quickly. It has a strange taste but it's not bitter or hard to take. I have actually got to like the taste of it now. It may be worth a try for you plus since you've had surgery probotics would be good too to repopulate your friendly bacteria in your gut. Anaesethtic really knocks you round I've read that it can take up to 6 months to elminate from your system completely. Hang in there doll you will be ok.
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