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Old February 27 2014, 12:05 AM   #16
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Re: Tonsillectomies

Think I was 7 or 8. I remember the first couple of days pretty much sucked, but after that things got better quickly.
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Old February 27 2014, 12:19 AM   #17
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I was 6 when I had mine out (as well as Adenoids). I don't recall it being too bad, but there was a lot of ice cream so I guess solid food was an issue for a little while.
I also had mine out as a child, and AFAIK there were no complications -- just a hell of a sore throat for the next few days.

And they did give me ice cream. Don't know if they still do that.

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Old February 27 2014, 02:44 AM   #18
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I'm really beginning to wish that my childhood doc had recommended it. But he said not to do it unless they gave me trouble.... And what happens less than 30 years later?!
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Old February 27 2014, 03:43 AM   #19
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I hope everything works out for you, Peach. Maybe you can get a Vader style vocoder while you're recovering.
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Old February 27 2014, 04:03 AM   #20
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If it adds to my usual volume when I have no voice, that's a marked improvement. Seriously, right now, whispering equals yelling!
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Old February 27 2014, 04:07 AM   #21
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I was 4 when I got my tonsils out. I barely remember anything: just eating ice cream and getting a visit and present from a friend!
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Old February 27 2014, 04:15 AM   #22
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Expect to have a sort throat for a while afterwards. Its like a constant rough feeling like you've been coughing way too much. Just be ready for the down time and avoid rushing trying to talk again.
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Old February 27 2014, 05:06 AM   #23
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I was 4 when I got my tonsils out. I barely remember anything: just eating ice cream and getting a visit and present from a friend!
I was two when mine were out, and I've no memory of it at all. I've had over twenty surgeries, though, so I remember some. My advice would be to make the best of it. It's a reason to be pampered, to relax, read, watch TV, have someone bring you milkshakes, and give you hugs. And you get to take pleasing drugs.
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Old February 27 2014, 05:07 AM   #24
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I was about 6 or 7 when I had mine done. It wasn't too bad a thing. Didn't even have a sore throat after. I remember there were comic books.
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Old February 27 2014, 05:25 AM   #25
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I was 4 when I got my tonsils out. I barely remember anything: just eating ice cream and getting a visit and present from a friend!
I was two when mine were out, and I've no memory of it at all. I've had over twenty surgeries, though, so I remember some. My advice would be to make the best of it. It's a reason to be pampered, to relax, read, watch TV, have someone bring you milkshakes, and give you hugs. And you get to take pleasing drugs.
I did love the day's rest when I was in the hospital for my appendectomy. And I love Percocet. I sleep like a baby on that stuff. Vicodin, though... I be trippin' on that stuff!
ETA: I didn't lift heavy things for three weeks. Fortunately, my nieces helped me out by getting up on the bed if one needed changing. I worry about my dad, though, if this happens. He does a lot of the hard stuff with my mom and I don't want him too pressed if I'm out of commission.
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Old February 27 2014, 09:24 AM   #26
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I did love the day's rest when I was in the hospital for my appendectomy. And I love Percocet. I sleep like a baby on that stuff. Vicodin, though... I be trippin' on that stuff!
Really? I've taken both of those drugs and all they do for me is relieve pain, which is what they're supposed to do. Never got high, buzzed or trippy on hydrocodone or anything of that ilk.

Maybe you've got some weird brain chemistry or something.
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Old February 27 2014, 02:41 PM   #27
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I got mine removed when I was 20. The surgery itself went fine, but the two week recovery was easily the most painful time of my entire life. I lost 30 pounds because I literally could not swallow anything.

After one week, the scab fell off while I was sleeping, and I woke up choking on a pool of blood.

Have fun!
Same here. You don't heal as quickly now as you did when you were 4.

I also got addicted to hydrocodone.
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Old February 27 2014, 03:36 PM   #28
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I did love the day's rest when I was in the hospital for my appendectomy. And I love Percocet. I sleep like a baby on that stuff. Vicodin, though... I be trippin' on that stuff!
Really? I've taken both of those drugs and all they do for me is relieve pain, which is what they're supposed to do. Never got high, buzzed or trippy on hydrocodone or anything of that ilk.

Maybe you've got some weird brain chemistry or something.
The second time I took a Vicodin pill, I slept well. But that first time... I was wired almost all night, saw the oil painting in my room go from still life to a really cool African-American influenced artwork and saw a scorpion on the wall! Weird night.
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Old February 27 2014, 05:17 PM   #29
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My wife had her tonsils removed when she was ~30, but she would have *loved* to have them removed at least 15 years earlier. She kept getting very severe infections several times a year with high fevers, but it seems that the medical community was going through a "no surgery at all" binge. She finally got them removed when they were so badly infected that it nearly closed up her entire throat, and her tonsils were *black*. It's never a good sign when the doctor takes a look in your throat and says "Holy crap! Hey guys, you have to come see this!" And since they were removed, she hasn't had any problems.
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Old February 27 2014, 06:57 PM   #30
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Re: Tonsillectomies

I had mine out a little less than five years ago. I had unknowingly been suffering from sleep apnea and got diagnosed when my wife-to-be moved in with me; until then I thought it was just snoring, but apparently I STOPPED BREATHING at various points at night and it (and the snoring) was driving her nuts.

They knocked me out all the way to take them out and aside from all the waiting, I didn't remember anything of the surgery between "Okay Mr. Nguyen, I've applied the anaesthetic. I want you to start counting backwards from a hundredzzzzzzzzzzzzz.." and when I woke up and it felt like they were extracting a pizza oven's worth of medical stuff from my mouth. Was groggy for a couple hours after that, passing in and out of consciousness, but was awake and ready to go quickly after that.

The pain was noticeable the first day, though T3s were quite helpful at keeping it manageable. The thing I remember most was that first night though, where I couldn't sleep on account of being terrified I wouldn't be able to breathe. It was an effort to force air down my throat and I couldn't sleep at all given what a conscious effort it seemed to be (turned out I was scared over nothing, after the first night I passed out anyway and had no problem breathing with the same amount of swelling).

Lost a good 10 pounds while recovering. I've lost 70 MORE pounds since then with diet and exercise, which ironically may have made the operation redundant, but I'm not regretting the decision. You'll be fine!

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