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Adult Tonsillectomy - March 21st 2013, 04:16 AM

So last Monday I went to this fancy hospital with my mom to see if I needed a tonsillectomy or not.
I do.

I have reoccurring tonsillitis and tonsilloliths, and the doctor said it won't go away unless I get my tonsils taken out.
I know this was a bad idea, but I've been reading up on other's recovery after getting it done, and needless to say I'm pretty nervous. I'm very pain tolerant and I actually got my wisdom teeth out last December and that wasn't too bad. But I've heard many times that getting a tonsillectomy when you are an adult is very painful.

So, has anyone else gone through this that can put me at ease?


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Re: Adult Tonsillectomy - March 21st 2013, 05:16 AM

I had mine out in September, I am not going to lie to you it sucks. I have advice for you though take your pain medicine exactly as prescribed and sleep a lot. You don't want to let the medicine wear off or your throat will hurt really bad and you won't want to drink anything, but you need to stay hydrated for it to heal fast. Rest, medicine, and hydration are very important, but other than that it is a very common procedure and I am sure you will be fine as long as you follow the doctors instructions. Best of luck.






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Re: Adult Tonsillectomy - March 21st 2013, 01:09 PM

Thank you for replying! Sadly I can't have ice cream so I'm going to be going on a mashed potato diet again. I'm looking forward to having an excuse to lie around and sleep all day. Just wish I didn't have to waste my spring break on this.


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Re: Adult Tonsillectomy - March 21st 2013, 10:39 PM

I can't offer you much advice as I have no experience with the situation, but you have all my sympathy!! I had a sore throat last week and all I wanted to eat was grapes - you could try those when you'r recovering!! Just remember it's for the best in the long run and at least if it's over spring break you won't be missing classes and have to spend loads of time and stress trying to catch up. Best of luck!!x


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