I Had My Tonsils Taken Out

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    Had My Tonsils Out At 31

    Last year (2006) I had to have my tonsils out after recurrant severe bouts of strep throat.  SInce I was a teen I have had strep at least once or twice a year when I live in AL. I have lived in MI and SC for a combination of 7 years and only got it once in either of those...
    JustJulie JustJulie
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2008

    Where Are My Tonsils Now?

    I had them out when I was young. I was feeling so sick and miserable afterwards. I was only eating yoghurt but even that hurt to swallow. I did not think I'd ever get better because it was taking so much time for me to recover. But then some of my sisters friends came over...
    AlbinoPolarBear AlbinoPolarBear
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2008

    Today is day 8, I got them taken out Tuesday

    last week. Drinking water still hurts...I can barely eat anything at all. I just tried to eat some scrambled eggs and felt like screaming it hurt so bad to swallow them. I had to go to urgent care to get prescribed more pain medication. My surgeon told me I am about to "turn the...
    Kelsiii Kelsiii
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    I'm having mine out 4 weeks today

    and I'm so excited. I've suffered from tonsillitis over 50 times according to my GP and in February I was admitted to hospital for it. The consultant decided that enough was enough and I was out on the waiting list. He said my operation would be end of May beginning of June my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 28

    Not The "t&a" I Wanted

    Had my tonsils removed & adenoids partially removed when I was a teenager...the operation was listed as a "T&A"! 
    Dragon56 Dragon56
    61-65, M
    Nov 2, 2009

    When I was seven years old

    and in first grade, I had my tonsils taken out. I had sleep apnea and got strep throat often, and in class, I'd often be tired and hyper from not sleeping. So, I barely remember it. I was put to sleep (and I scented the mask with a Lip Smacker), and before I knew it, I woke up...
    Fennekin Fennekin
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    I was 19 when I got mine removed on March 3rd.

    .. They says it's worse when you are older and that's not a lie at all I'm still in horrible pain ! I couldn't eat for 3 weeks and I had to drink of of a spoon for the first week and slowly worked my way up to a big sip . The pain was horrible And it's a really uncomfortable...
    Adjrrb413 Adjrrb413
    18-21, F
    Apr 1

    I could have died if my parents delayed my

    surgery. I always thought how corrupt people were really bad, but a doctor who cheated off with the payment by making it a smaller amount for us to pay saved my life.
    arcticxcx arcticxcx
    16-17, F
    May 9, 2015

    Yesterday. Day 1 Post Op Morning: Feeling

    really disgustingly dry, despite sleeping in a very steamy room with a humidifier and walkin up frequently to drink water. When I swallow, instead of it coming back up and swallowing it again, liquids immediately try to get up into my nose instead of going down. My neck, throat...
    xMayesx xMayesx
    18-21, M
    Apr 17, 2015

    Footloose and Tonsil-free!

    I was only about seven when I had mine removed.  Before that, I'd had chronic tonsillitis.  I was off school every other week because I was so ill.  Therefore, my doctor made me have mine removed as soon as he could.  I also had the adenoids in my nose removed...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

    I Can And You Can Survive Too (procedure For Safer Outcome)

    Hi! I'm 26 y/o, I had my tonsils taken out last December 15, 2011 and its my 4th day now considering much pain from it. When still at the hospital, pain was tolerable due to some injectable painkillers and other medicines for pain... On my 24hrs., I was very anxious cause I...
    retplacino retplacino
    26-30
    Dec 18, 2011

    In First Grade

    I was very prone to tonsillitis as a child.  I always seemed to have it on the holidays, too.  I remember one bout on Christmas Eve, with family over.  I began to shake with fever and excused myself from the dinner table to curl up into a ball on the sofa near the...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    May 29, 2008

    Kinda Glad Kinda Not

    i absolutely hated the sore throats i had been having on and off for months i had strep throat and thats what gave me tonsillitis. i had to have my tonsils out they hurted so bad. now theyre out and the pain is horrible and i can barely swallow and let me tell you it feels like...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 5, 2012

    Someone please tell me what's going on with my

    tonsils! I went to the doctor and they said it wasn't strep. I'm so irritated because I ALWAYS get strep or a sore throat and I'm always in pain and I just want them OUT. I'm in so much pain and I don't know what's going on. :(
    irefusetosink23 irefusetosink23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2014

    Just had them taken out

    and now really sore haha
    naturelover111 naturelover111
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2014

    A Bit Worried...

    My tonsillectomy is rapidly approaching. I have to go in one week from today and my nerves are starting to get to me.
    SquidGoose SquidGoose
    22-25, F
    Mar 20, 2013

    November 8th.

    I went in for my tonsil removal at age 38. I had my uvula, tonsils and adenoids removed. I was admitted into ICU for overnight and went home this morning. The pain meds are making me sleep alot but Im thankful for it, bc I feel like crap anyway. I went to the store on the way...
    KindaSilly KindaSilly
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2013

    I had them took out a week ago

    and I'm still recovering. But I had bleeding in my throatšŸ˜«
    shyannjade shyannjade
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    Almost 2 months ago,

    when I had my tonsils taken out they were taking an unexpectedly long time to heal. I was in major pain on day 12, I kept dozing off due to my lack of sleep. When I woke up there was an unusual amount of mucus going down my throat. I kept having to swallow every 5 seconds...
    xMayesx xMayesx
    18-21, M
    May 25, 2015

    Mixed Feelings

    Hi there, I has my tonsils out 5 days ago and I am still struggling! Day one after the opp I was okay I ate some jelly and a little bit of a sandwich. Day 2 again I felt ok ate some porridge and was let home. That night I woke up early hours in awful pain and feeling faint I had...
    Aisling001 Aisling001
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2013
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