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Old 02-07-2019, 03:07 PM   #1
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I went from not even seeing a doctor for almost 10 years aside from sinus infections to THREE surgeries all within same calendar year!


Ok so who has had this done as an adult. I get DISGUSTING tonsil stones and the only was to be rid of them is removal of said tonsils. My wife had it done 6 years ago and it was hell, but anyone have a NOT so horror story to tell about it?
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:21 PM   #2
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I had it done at 25. For reference Iíve had three back surgeries, ligament repair in my knee and hernia repair.

The tonsillectomy was the worst by far but after years of chronic tonsillitis it was worth it and Iíd do it again if I had to.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:22 PM   #3
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Uh, I had a co-worker that had it done and recovered well, but she seems to be superwoman anyway. Everyone else was down for 3 weeks or so.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:24 PM   #4
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Done it.

Fucking sucks.

I was ~21 i think? Not long before I had it done I talked to a friend's mom who also had it done as an adult. She told me she'd rather give birth to all three of her kids again with no meds. I didn't believe it until day 2-3 of the recovery. It sucks at first, but you think it's manageable. Then it gets way worse from days 2.5 - 5 or so, then you start tapering back to reality.

I've been pepper sprayed, I've broken bones, I've lost skin to hot headers, i've torn shit in my knee that required surgery, done the sinus surgeries, I've had gasoline in my ear, I've even spilled B12 Chemtool on my balls (don't ask)... but waking up at 2am on the third night, trying my damn hardest just to swallow liquid painkillers and feeling like my throat was going to rip apart... that's the worse pain I can remember in my life. I actually thought about slamming my face into the granite countertop until I just passed out.

But now that it's all over - worth it. No more strep throat, etc, so I have that going for me.

(this was also before my sinus surgery, so I was likely mouth breathing while sleeping which does NOT help the recovery)
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:26 PM   #5
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Had it done when I was 13 or 14. Best thing ever. I donít get tonsillitis anymore. I can breathe so much better. And no snoring. Few days of Following doctors orders and thatís it.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:47 PM   #6
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So for those of you that had it done in your 20's, was this within the last 5 years? Pretty sure technology has improved by a lot!

I had mine removed as a teen some 30 years ago(.... Fuck) and I remember being down for a few weeks and could only eat very soft foods. I seem to recall seeing people mentioning there kids having it done in the past 5'ish years and them saying it wasn't a big deal.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:54 PM   #7
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So for those of you that had it done in your 20's, was this within the last 5 years? Pretty sure technology has improved by a lot!
I was 20-21 when I had mine done, and I just turned 35. I'd hope the tech has improved, for every patients' sake.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:25 PM   #8
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I was 29 or 30 when I had mine removed. It sucked! I also had a bunch of other stuff along with it that could have attributed to some of the suckage but I do recall not being comfortable for about 2 weeks post surgery.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:20 PM   #9
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I get tonsil stones as well, but there is no fucking way I'd remove the tonsil unless absolutely necessary. It hurts like hell when I stab my tonsil with a dorito, I can only imagine having them cut out.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:56 PM   #10
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Had mine done back in like 1962 or 1963, old school procedure for sure and back when going to a hospital usually meant an overnight stay. Definitely not an adult though, LOL.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:58 PM   #11
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:13 PM   #12
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Iíd avoid that surgery if at all possible. Iíve taken care of people postop and it looks miserable. Youíll taste and smell like someone shit in your mouth for a week or more...but, if youíre a fatty, youíll loss 20lbs pretty quickly.


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