10 Days Tonsillectomy Recovery

Denise’s Story

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My tonsillectomy story started when I was a little kid with constant ear infections. I never had tubes or any other procedure done. My mother said the Doctor never even mentioned having me see a specialist. The ear infections slowed down but were still there as I got older. Then in my early thirties I started getting sore throats. I started seeing an ENT for sinus issues so I mentioned the sore throats to him too. He sent me to someone else for that. I started seeing the 2nd ENT on a regular basis for sinus infections and tonsillitis. I got the sinus infections mainly under control with Claritin. After about a year and a half of frequent appointments and antibiotics he confirmed my adenoids had to come out. I mentioned that I couldn’t sing anymore. This may not be a big deal for most but singing is a big part of my life. I told to take my tonsils out as well, and he said no, it wasn’t necessary. Lo and behold I was back in his office still getting sore throats about a year later! He actually said to me, “I’m sorry I should have listened”. It took about 3 years total for my tonsils to be removed. I am now 5 weeks post op and singing again!
Tonsillectomy bleeding

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