I had those done march 3 of this year. So today, I went back for my follow up with my ent and he told me I graduated and didn't need to go back for another 3 months. This makes me feel a little nervous, as I am still having some pain and severe dizziness when I stand up. I also have always had a problem with food getting stuck in my tonsils and as of late it has gotten worse, but stupid me didn't mention it during my exam today. I guess I was afraid he'd want to remove my tonsils too. I had a really bad experience, with numbness on half my face (slowly fading) and 14 tries for an iv. I'm scared to death of having another surgery now, and that was the main reason why I didn't ask him. But I wonder if I did myself a disservice by not telling him about them, because my throat really hurts. I also have major allergies and am in agony everytime I sneeze due to the surgery and having to have my mouth wide open. Should I call back? Go see my reg dr? I have a second opinion appointment in a few weeks, should I just wait it out?
This is only my opinion, I had my tonsils removed when I was 11, it's a pretty straight forward procedure, and the you usually can eat solid food again by the 3rd week. If I were you I would try to move up my 2nd opinion visit, and if they don't have any openings- do what I do and call every day, people always cancel last minute. Or if you'd rather see the doctor you went to last try to get an appointment there. I wouldn't think he'd want to take your tonsils out asap seeing as your nose is still healing. So you probably won't have to worry about being in the surgery setting right away.
About the iv experience, I don't know if they were trying to put it in your forearm or in your hand, personally, when they try to get a vein in my forearm I have the same experience you had and they either blow it or finally get it after what feels like forever .. If it was your forearm ask them if they'll try your hand first, it's alot less painfull in my opinion and I think it's more convenient. I hope any of this helps, and thanks for replying to my question. :)
they tried every place for an iv.. Twice on the backs of both hands (resulting in two blown veins) two in each wrist, another two near the bottom of my hand, a bunch in the bend of my elbow. They finally had to put me under to get the iv and even then, it took the anesthiologist 30 minutes to get an iv in. I woke up with a major one in my wrist and another in my foot.
I think I might go to my pcp and talk to her about it... They never mentioned that my tonsils were that big, it's just the right one flares up on occasion. My glands are swollen and I have been running a low grade temp for a very long time. If I hadn't already had mono a million times and knew what it felt like, I would wonder if it was that.
I really don't like my ent, hence the reason why I didn't ask. But now I worry that all my info is with him and I should have just let him know. I guess if it's still like this next week I could call and say that my throat has been bothering me and that they're swollen and have red blotches on them.