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  •  After surgery two weeks ago... (7+ / 0-)

    ... to have a pair of terrible tonsils removed, my least favorite part of surgery has been the recovery! Apparently, it's best to have this procedure when you're a kid, because you bounce back a lot more quickly than a woman in her 30's. :) The description my ENT gave me of "It will be the worst sore throat of your life" doesn't quite cover the discomfort one experiences, and when people tell you "At least you get to eat a lot of ice cream!", they are awful liars who don't realize that dairy creates mucus and that is a VERY BAD THING when you have had your tonsils taken out.

    However, in the end it will all be worth it, as you will find out when you've had your deviated septum repaired. Stay hydrated, take your pain medication, drink protein shakes so that your body can heal itself quickly, and have someone there to take care of you so you can get plenty of rest.

    Best of luck.

    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. - Gandhi

    by missLotus on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:42:25 PM PDT

    •  I had my tonsils out in 1965 (4+ / 0-)
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      blueyedace2, ladybug53, chimene, missLotus

      I think they offered me ice cream but they also made me drink a 16 oz Coke or Pepsi every night during visiting hours.  I remember them bringing it when both of my parents were there and, in spite of the horrific pain, I was expected to drink the entire thing.  Of course, I did it, tears coming down my face (that's the part that they remember), but I was only 5 years old.

      •  Wow. That's terrible! (0+ / 0-)

        I wasn't able to tolerate anything carbonated, though they did give me two sips of sprite out of a straw when I woke up from anesthesia. At the time I was still pretty numb back there so it wasn't a bad experience, but I couldn't imagine having to do that the next day or the day after that. I'm so sorry that happened to you!

        An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. - Gandhi

        by missLotus on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:51:15 AM PDT

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