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Posted: 10/8/2005 12:49:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 1:08:57 PM EDT by thelastgunslinger]
Hopefully it puts an end to the recurring sinus/throat infections that I have been getting. My throat hurts pretty bad, but the Percocets help. Plus they make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:50:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 12:53:07 PM EDT by operatorerror]
Pics?

ETA a friend had his removed a while back. While everything is fine now, the recovery is not all sunshine and happiness. He almost bled to death down his throat when something broke loose a week after surgery.

So, how ya' feeling?
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:51:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:02:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Pics?

ETA a friend had his removed a while back. While everything is fine now, the recovery is not all sunshine and happiness. He almost bled to death down his throat when something broke loose a week after surgery.

So, how ya' feeling?



Ok. But remember, you asked for them....



Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:06:31 PM EDT
I am not feeling too bad at all. The Percocet does a great job of keeping the pain in check. It hurt pretty bad when I woke up this morning, but I popped a couple of those babies, and it knocked the pain (and me) right out.

A friend of mine had serious bleeding after a tonsilectomy that was performed by the same doctor who did my laser procedure. The great thing about the laser is there is almost never bleeding, whereas a regular tonsilectomy has bleeding around 10% of the time.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:07:56 PM EDT
CRAP!!!

those pictures.....

Put up a warning for the squeamish.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:08:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
My wife wants me to get the laser stuff done so I won't snore anymore.  Is it a similar procedure?



I think that it is a very similar procedure. Your snoring could be interrupting your sleep, it might well be owrth getting done. If it is anything like my surgery, it is not much worry about.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:09:58 PM EDT
Holy shit, looks like you gave head to the thing from Aliens.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:10:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
CRAP!!!

those pictures.....

Put up a warning for the squeamish.





Uhhh, yeah.


That's worse than bacterial vaginosis.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:14:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
CRAP!!!

those pictures.....

Put up a warning for the squeamish.





Uhhh, yeah.


That's worse than bacterial vaginosis.



Please tell me there aren't any pics in that thread...
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:20:10 PM EDT
Damn, that's nasty ! Now I can handle those suicide bomber pics.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:21:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 1:23:04 PM EDT by thinman]

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
CRAP!!!

those pictures.....

Put up a warning for the squeamish.





Uhhh, yeah.  
That's worse than bacterial vaginosis.



Please tell me there aren't any pics in that thread...





ROFLMAO, Thanks! I needed a good laugh.

ETA: Get well soon slinger!
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 1:29:45 PM EDT
Oh, honestly.

The pictures aren't so bad.






You just need to look at them the right way.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 2:28:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Brisk322:
Oh, honestly.

The pictures aren't so bad.


img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/brisk322/tonsilprise.jpg



You just need to look at them the right way.



Jesus Christ
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 4:35:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Brisk322:
Oh, honestly.

The pictures aren't so bad.


img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/brisk322/tonsilprise.jpg



You just need to look at them the right way.



LOL. They feel like an alien visited them.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 4:43:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SirDrinksAlot:
Holy shit, looks like you gave head to the thing from Aliens.


Link Posted: 10/8/2005 4:49:04 PM EDT
<-------------NEVER visiting any thread in GD again
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:01:09 PM EDT
So THAT is where the tonsils are?
I thought they were farther down the throat than that.
Hell, I can reach them with a pair of pliars.

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:01:53 PM EDT
By the way, how the hell did you get such a good photo.
Most flash units are far enough away from the lens that
you would sun burn your nose and get a bad shadow in your throat.

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:03:45 PM EDT
yuck....
hope it gets better
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:04:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:05:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 7:06:50 PM EDT by pattymcn]

Originally Posted By twonami:



+10000  owch!  Patty

*eta* on many comments from above!
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:22:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
By the way, how the hell did you get such a good photo.
Most flash units are far enough away from the lens that
you would sun burn your nose and get a bad shadow in your throat.




I used a mirror so that I could see the LCD display of my camera. I have a pretty small camera, so the flash is close enough to the lens for it to work.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:23:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By twonami:



+10000  owch!  Patty

*eta* on many comments from above!



I just took another couple Percocets about 20 minutes ago.

Starting to float away..........
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:28:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By twonami:



+10000  owch!  Patty

*eta* on many comments from above!



I just took another couple Percocets about 20 minutes ago.

Starting to float away..........



You said "took" as in swallow?  Dumbass, those are supositories!  Did you think your doctor would give you a pill after throat surgery?
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:31:37 PM EDT
I could of taken those out for half the price he charged you, Leatherman and a Bic lighter
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 7:38:50 PM EDT


Why did you have them half lasered out?  Looks like a lot left.




Also,




Originally Posted By sherrick13:
My wife wants me to get the laser stuff done so I won't snore anymore.  Is it a similar procedure?



If your tonsils are small or gone, look for an ENT doc that will do an injection snoreplasty.  A 3-500 dollar shot in the roof of your mouth (soft palate).....in about 93% of patients, no significant snoring for at least 2 years (study ended at two years)......




Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:01:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
CRAP!!!

those pictures.....

Put up a warning for the squeamish.





Uhhh, yeah.


That's worse than bacterial vaginosis.



Please tell me there aren't any pics in that thread...





Good lord, no. That's why this thread is worse.  
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:02:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:

Why did you have them half lasered out?  Looks like a lot left.







Now that I can see them, I am wondering that myself. I suspect he was trying to remove as little tissue as necessary. The main goal was to destroy the crypts, as that was where my problems seemed to be stem from. I had HUGE crypts.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:08:33 PM EDT
Is the white shit burned tissue?

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:16:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Is the white shit burned tissue?




That is the "scab".

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:22:57 PM EDT
That looks kind of nasty
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:54:26 PM EDT
My wife just had her tonsils removed Monday.  When I talked to here last night (I'm in Korea and she’s in NC) her voice was about back to normal, but she still cannot eat any solid food yet.  I don't remember what she told me the Doc gave here for pain, I know it wasn't Percocet, but it works really well.


Hope you get well soon.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:58:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lowdrag82:
I could of taken those out for half the price he charged you, Leatherman and a Bic lighter



And DUCT TAPE...THEY ALWAYS FORGET THE DUCT TAPE!!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:00:59 PM EDT
Thanks for all of the well wishes. You all rock.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:07:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Thanks for all of the well wishes. You all rock.



Let me ask you something... what time did you go to the hospital, the duration of the surgery and when did you go home?

Reason why I am asking... I got my tonsils removed in 1971 with a 2 day stay in the hospital.

My bride had hers removed in 1991 and she had a 8 hour stay (outpatient)
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:10:14 PM EDT
I have been thinking about that, never had my tonsils out and have always had problems breathing while sleeping. Went to my otolaryngologist and he said my tonsils were very close together, gave me some flonase to try and see if it helped. I haven't started using it yet, but I have always thought my tonsils were the problem. Couple questions, was it covered by your insurance? And if not, any idea how much the procedure was?
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:20:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Thanks for all of the well wishes. You all rock.



Let me ask you something... what time did you go to the hospital, the duration of the surgery and when did you go home?

Reason why I am asking... I got my tonsils removed in 1971 with a 2 day stay in the hospital.

My bride had hers removed in 1991 and she had a 8 hour stay (outpatient)



My wife only spent about 3 hours at the doctors office when she had hers removed Monday.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:23:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Thanks for all of the well wishes. You all rock.



Let me ask you something... what time did you go to the hospital, the duration of the surgery and when did you go home?

Reason why I am asking... I got my tonsils removed in 1971 with a 2 day stay in the hospital.

My bride had hers removed in 1991 and she had a 8 hour stay (outpatient)



My wife only spent about 3 hours at the doctors office when she had hers removed Monday.



Three hours!!! we have gone from 48 hours hospital stay 34 years ago to 3 hours. Cant wait to see in the future 100 years... "Oh you have an inoperable brain tumor? Here take this pill... there. tumor is gone"
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:24:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:

Why did you have them half lasered out?  Looks like a lot left.







Now that I can see them, I am wondering that myself. I suspect he was trying to remove as little tissue as necessary. The main goal was to destroy the crypts, as that was where my problems seemed to be stem from. I had HUGE crypts.





Oh shit, that makes more sense. I thought those were the BEFORE pics.


I was thinking, "Laser!? My ass! You need thermite!"
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:56:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Thanks for all of the well wishes. You all rock.



Let me ask you something... what time did you go to the hospital, the duration of the surgery and when did you go home?

Reason why I am asking... I got my tonsils removed in 1971 with a 2 day stay in the hospital.

My bride had hers removed in 1991 and she had a 8 hour stay (outpatient)



I was at my doctor's office for about 30 minutes. But, I didn't have a tonsilectomy. This laser procedure is something entirely different. I still have part of my tonsils, he just lasered away the parts that he thought were giving me trouble.
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