I’m carefully considering the ramifications of performing a self-tonsillectomy.
I’ve consistently suffered from at least 4 sore throats per year for the past 10 years. My objective is to find a new doctor that actually cares about me as a patient and to visit an ENT specialist to discuss my options.
Sayonara, tonsils. (Taken with Instagram at University Otolaryngology)
- Arrival time: 6:00 am
- Surgery time: 7:30 am
If you have advice for the recovery process, please send it to me via email, or askhole, or tweet.
I’m excitedly terrified.
1:15 am: a fake marimba wakes me from my slumber. Take a dose of Roxicet and eat a bowl of green jello.
I could get used to this. I think I’ll have another tonsillectomy next month.
Vomiting is extremely painful. Don’t do that again after your next tonsillectomy.
Honestly, the pain has been completely bearable. When the Roxicet and the Ibuprofen are cooperating, this is hardly as bad as the dozens of bouts of tonsillitis that I’ve suffed from through the years.
The nausea, however, I was not anticipating. I’m starving and I’m ready to start eating, but each bite of anything other than these Edy’s bars brings a wave of discomfort to my belly region.
It’s a good thing these things are so delicious.
Each day since Friday I’ve felt increasingly miserable.
It’s taking all my energy to remain positive.
I don’t regret having the surgery.