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Posted: 10/2/2014 2:31:22 AM EST
Tired of the stones, swelling, trouble swallowing...errrr um, maybe I should rephrase that last bit. Regardless, I am electing to have em pulled. What am I in for?
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:42:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:45:29 AM EST
Tired of the stones??

You more into One Direction these days?

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:49:57 AM EST
A good buddy had 'em pulled around that age.

I miss him.

Just kidding

He didnt mention anything noteworthy, felt like shit right after as can be expected, but after a few days at the hospital I recall he went back to work.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:52:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By leatherface_y2k:
Tired of the stones??

You more into One Direction these days?

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Nah, these

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:53:26 AM EST
Had mine removed at 31. Not a big deal, it gets really painful after a few days. Pretty nice not having the constant throat pain.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:36:17 AM EST
Seriously pepper your Angus..had mine out in early 20s on a Friday morning..I remember all wknd thinking meh I got this..then Monday hit and was really bad.like how you would expect having your throat area burned with lasers...worst part was they wouldn't leave me alone til I ate something almost as soon as I woke up
Lived on ice cream for several days
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:38:40 AM EST
Had mine done at 36.....not a problem.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:50:12 AM EST
My wife had it done when she was around 34.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 5:11:32 AM EST
I was 30 when I had mine removed. Everyone kept telling me how horrible it would be. It was a breeze.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 5:14:36 AM EST
34 when I had it done, tough couple of weeks afterward. I would not hesitate to do it again. Bad breath was gone, no more spitting that crap out, and quit being sick every couple of months. Watch out for bleeding at about 8 days afterward when the scabs start loosening.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:40:25 AM EST
It's not fun having them removed as an adult. The surgeon told me they have to cut deeper to get them out. For a few days, pain killers and ice cream will be your best friends.

Buy various flavors of ice cream, sherbert, ice cream bars, and any novelty ice cream items you can find. You will find it's one of the few foods you can swallow, and the cold feels good on the surgery sites.

Ask your doctor how many days you can expect to miss from work. Have it done on a Wednesday, and you could be back to work on Monday, barring any problems. Some people heal faster than others. Some people don't need to be cut as deeply as others.

Good luck. Once you are done, you will feel a LOT better. When tonsils go bad, you can have low level infection going on for extended periods of time. They can contribute to sinus infections, ear aches, headaches; lots of things. If you get a cold, it's harder to fight it off.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:43:03 AM EST
My father in law just had his tonsils out 2 weeks ago at the age of 72. He had no problems and was eating soft foods the next day. He was only in the hospital a few hours. His were taken out at 10 am and he as home by 4 pm.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:44:43 AM EST
Had mine done in April, I'm 28. It doesn't suck as bad as I thought it would. However, I also had a septoplasty and turbinate resection done at the same time. You'll be golden as the only thing that really bothered me was having to breathe through my mouth for the first week. I was out of work for a week.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:45:51 AM EST
I have a friend who had his taken out at 35, he was down right miserable for a couple of weeks after the surgery. He was in the hospital 4 or 5 days.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:48:37 AM EST
Had mine out when I was young. It was awesome, because they tell you to eat a lot of popsicles to dead the pain.

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:49:32 AM EST
You're in for pain and ice cream
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:49:34 AM EST
You'll be fine. Might have little more blending then a younger patient.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:52:09 AM EST
I got mine removed first of the year, at age 40. Day 3-7 kicked my ass but I also had my "punching bag" removed and had some cartilage removed from nose.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:58:45 AM EST
Had mine out at 7 years old. I hear it's a lot worse getting them out when you are older. Sorry that's all I got.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:05:21 AM EST
I think I was 30. it was about 16 days of sheer pain.

Others have better luck
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:15:03 AM EST
I was 58 when I had them removed. No problem,.

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:43:54 AM EST
I hate doing tonsils on adults
A week postop you may decide you are going to live
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:57:51 AM EST
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Anatomy is not your strong point, is it?
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:16:20 AM EST
If the only problem is the stones, I wouldn't do it. Nope.jpg

I had them when I was younger, but rarely now (42)
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:28:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By poeman:
If the only problem is the stones, I wouldn't do it. Nope.jpg

I had them when I was younger, but rarely now (42)
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And the foul breath from said stones. Yeah, I didn't even blink when I said, take them out.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:34:49 AM EST
Had mine out at 7 and it wasn't bad. Buddy had his out at 26 and kept throwing clots and having to get the area recauterized. Much bigger PITA.
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