Friday, November 21, 2008

Adult Tonsillectomy, the rest of it!

By the Sunday after my tonsillectomy, I had house cleaning to do and was not feeling well still, thanks to that damn cold on top of everything else! I did clean the house, but my weekly home blessing, which normally takes me about 2 hours if stretching it out, took me 4 and a half hours to complete. I didn't realize how quickly I would tire out and have to sit down to rest!

Monday, I went to work. Hindsight is 20/20, and I should've stayed home that day. I tried to do too much and wound up having some post op bleeding. I was fast acting and got it stopped within 5-10 minutes, no big deal. I was still running a fever, so no allergy shot for me! That didn't happen, in fact, until that Friday! I also called the doc, since I had taken my last bit of antibiotics, and was still running a fever. I was told I should be ok, as the antibiotic would stay in my system for about 3-4 more days, after ending it. Turned out all right, in the end. Left work early cause I just couldn't make it through the whole damn day.

Tuesday, should've stayed home, but didn't. Had another smaller bleeding episode. Still had that damn cold (which actually didn't leave until about the middle of the next week) but felt a bit better overall.

I am now feeling really good! It's a month post op, everything looks really good back in there. My best bit of advise that I never thought of...don't use toothpaste that foams. It's difficult to get it out when you're mouth is swollen and it hurts to spit, I used just baking soda and good luck getting to those back teeth! Also, get an appointment for a teeth cleaning, cause you will so want one. I already had on scheduled for the 17th of Nov, almost a month later and they had to scrape and scrape the back teeth, cause they were nasty! I hadn't been able to brush those teeth for about 2 and a half weeks. Also, you will get sick of ice cream and pudding and will do anything to get away from it, I promise you that!

Oh, and would I recommend this to anyone? Only if it's necessary!

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