Good morning sports fans!
Ok, I don’t know why I called y’all sports fans because this isn’t a sporty blog most days but bear with me. I’m medicated and the Thunder is playing tonight! Well, at least I think they are playing tonight. Again, I’m medicated….but I’m pretty sure it is Tuesday.
It’s really early right now, about 2:20 in the morning. I slept all day yesterday so I’m a little backwards on the sleep for now. Anyway, it was time for pills and ice water.
I’m going to chronicle a little bit about what I’ve gone through so that other people doing searches for adult tonsillectomy can find information.
I had a procedure called an intracapsular tonsillectomy where my doctor left about 5% of my tonsils. It is the more modern approach and less risky. Still hurts but it should shorten the recovery time.
Yesterday I had my surgery about 9:00 a.m. and I was home by 11:30 or so. The surgery itself took about 40 minutes and I woke up around 10:15 a.m. It took me about 30 minutes to fully know who and where I was but after that I was in good shape. They gave me some Sprite (which normally I hate but was the best thing on the planet at that time). Had me dressed and put me in a wheelchair with an ice pack and more Sprite. I don’t remember most of the drive home but I am proud to say I didn’t throw up in my husband’s car.
The details of yesterday are hazy. I slept most of the time, ate some pudding, and drank about 100 oz of water. My doctor said to stick with soft foods but that I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted. I wanted refried beans but the small amount I tried, didn’t settle well.
The lingering effects of the anesthesia and the pills along with attempting to eat some thick tapioca last night created a perfect storm and at that point I did throw up twice. That’s not much fun after throat surgery in case you were wondering. Bled slightly but not much.
Having a good caretaker is very important. One minute you’ll think you are fine and the next minute you’ll realize that drinking water is hard work and need to pass out. Mr. Coffee is taking very good care of me and my mom is taking very good care of the kids. They came by twice yesterday to give me hugs which was more healing than the medications.
I’m supposed to feel ok today and tomorrow before the real pain starts. I’m supposed to keep resting. The pain medication has me pretty certain that resting is all I’ll do. I’m taking Lortab and Toradol. Helps the pain, upsets the stomach, and makes me write long winded blog posts apparently.
I probably won’t post much this week if the pain is worse but I wanted to do a quick update and tell everyone how much I appreciated the prayers and comments. Y’all are the best!
Ok, I need to go back to bed now.