Saturday, January 12th, 2008 - 4:06 AM

Tonsillectomy part 2

I had my tonsillectomy on January 8. Everything went according to plan (as far as I know).

Here’s a post-op photo (after the nurse cleaned the blood off my face — apparently I was crying blood, which would’ve been interesting to see).

Woody says ow!

I also had my septum undeviated (I don’t remember offhand what that procedure is called), which is why my nose is so swollen.

I had a really obnoxious post-op nurse who wouldn’t get me water, wouldn’t help me sit up, etc. She was hostile and uncooperative, and didn’t listen to what I was saying. I was happy to get out of the surgical center.

Recovering at home has been uneventful. I have to periodically squirt saline solution through my nose, which is unpleasant but not painful. I haven’t been able to get much work done because of drowsiness.

I’m sleeping a lot, and I have a hard time keeping my mouth from drying out since I can’t breathe through my swollen nose.

I’m mostly eating jello and popsicles, and drinking ice water. I’m looking forward to eating actual food again.

I took some video of the back of my throat after I got home from the surgery, but I haven’t copied it to the computer yet.

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