- Name: Matt
- Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
37 and living life at its fullest in Cincinnati.
|Updated! (I'm still a bit out of it)
I survived getting my tonsils removed this morning. The whole process was very straightforward!
I had been a bit nervous about the pre-op drugs and the anesthesia. After the multiple questionnaires, they finally subdued me. I got kind of silly with these pre-op drugs.
After they wheeled me into the operating room, they placed very warm blankets over me. They casually put the anesthesia into my IV tube and I was out like a light bulb!
About 1 hour 45 min later, I looked up and a nurse was there watching over me. I don't remember any of it.
The doctor talked briefly with Kevin. The doctor said I'll be sore tonight and possibly have a fever. Then I'll feel ok for the first few days, then take a big dip for a few days. Finally, I'll get progressively better over the last days until the end of the two weeks.
The nurses and others looked at my throat and it looks great; a very clean cut. Kevin said that he had never seen a throat wound that looked so clean. He said he was surprised at how quickly I recovered from the anesthesia (my color looked good, I was lucid, etc.)
I'm on pain meds and antibiotics. I am in pain and definitely sore. My pain meds do not have as much Tylenol as I would have liked, so I'm still in pain. Also, stings of thick mucus form at the back of my throat which is nasty and makes it hard to talk. I am going to be early yet again tonight.
SO FAR, the tonsillectomy is not nearly as bad as the pain that I suffered through 3 or so weeks ago when I had my tonsillitis (with no pain management drugs.)
I'll be checking my home email. Feel free to email me! :)