Tonsillectomy Tuesday!

Posted by Karen in Day to Day.
Saturday, December 8th, 2007 at 11:53 am

Throat with TonsilsOh, you want me to post you say?  Well ok then.  Here’s what I want to talk about.  Tonsils. 

I’m getting mine removed a week from Tuesday.  Wah.  Lots of people get this done when they’re kids, and they’re lucky they did, because for some reason, getting them removed as an adult is much more painful.  When my Ear Nose Throat guy first suggested it to me, I said, "I’ve heard getting your tonsils removed as an adult really, really sucks."  His reply was, "Oh yeah, it really does."  He told me to expect severe pain for at least the first 2 days, to be out of work for 5-10 days, and for it to take 2 weeks until I can eat normal food again. 

I’m collecting DVDs from friends, and I intend to spend next weekend readying my recovery fort.  We’ve got a pull-out bed in front of the TV, I’ll have my laptop, some work stuff in case I feel productive or think pain-killers would add a fun twist to my projects.  I’ll have a dry erase board to communicate with my caretaker (Nate).  And while all you other suckers are packing on those holiday pounds, I will be slimming down into post-tonsillectomy Svelte Karen.  Jealous much?

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3 Responses to “Tonsillectomy Tuesday!”

  1. troy Says:

    Good to hear from you, sorry it is rough news. I thought when I was a kid getting them out when you were young was better because my brother got an Optimus Prime transformer for getting his out. I was pretty sure you didn’t get Transformers when you grew up. Hope you have a speedy recovery! I miss you!

  2. Mom Says:

    OK, so you posted—did anybody ask you to be graphic and include an anatomical graphic for us? I think is that’s what it takes to become Svlete, I’ll just keep my pounds and my one tonsil, thank you. Too bad your weigh-in at work couldn’t be scheduled for after the surgery. Let us know if you need anything or anyone from here.

  3. Rick Says:

    Yowza, sounds like you are in for a tough ride. But I really hope that it is all worth it afterwards. Wish we could be there to help out, but you have one of the best resident caretakers. Love you.