Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bye bye tonsils

A preamble to warn that Beholden might undergo a slight change next week. I had my lovely large scratchy red tonsils nipped out of my throat yesterday.

I will of course let you know how it goes. I wasn't anxious until I saw Trauma Uncut on BBC3 the other night with a guy spitting blood into a kidney bowl for the third day since his un-healing tonsilectomy. Not looking forward to that.

I can't work out if this means that I'll be off Blogger for two weeks recovering and eating jelly and icecream or if that means my throat will be sore but I'll post five times a day cos I'll be so darned bored sitting around at home... Wait and see!

Bring on the jelly and icecream!!


Julia said...

Just wishing you luck --- I had my tonsils out in October and let me tell you, it was a lot worse than you think it's going to be. I had a sore throat for 3-4 weeks, and actually felt run down for that long. I lost about 5 pounds because I just could NOT eat...it hurt a lot! You might have a scratchy feeling (towards the end of the 2 weeks)when swallowing and that's just stitches, but it's painful. Anyways, good luck and trust me, after the fact it's TOTALLY worth it! I use to have sleep apnea, sore throats all the time, get sick all the time and now I've been sick once this winter (I had tonsils as big as yours, if not bigger). Feel better!

Strwberrydelight said...

Well... fingers crossed, it's so far not been too bad. The doc braced me for massive amounts of pain but it's more just very uncomfortable to swallow and a bit tender in the area... I've found nibbling is a disaster cos food gets stuck in my weak swallow. Whole chunks of icecream or soft bread at a time work better. So much for miracle weight loss! Just keeping my mouth firmly clamped closed at the moment as they tore the side of my mouth and it's refusing to heal. That's more painful at the moment really!
Thanks for happy thoughts though, much appreciated xx