Thermal Tissue Welding Tonsillectomy – A Video Journal

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Jennifer Chronicles her Thermal Tissue Welding Tonsillectomy Recovery in Video

My name is Jennifer. I’m 38 and a mother of two. I work full-time in a school. I decided to have my tonsils removed for two reasons;

1. tonsil stones -disgusting, repulsive, just yuck, and,

2. tonsillitis-I had that frequently.

Tissue Welding Tonsillectomy Method

I went with the tissue welding thermal welding tonsillectomy procedure because I have a weak stomach when it comes to narcotics and after reading the horror stories, I figured that I could never have them out with plain ol’ Tylenol and Motrin. I was wrong.

I’ve been making a video diary day by day if you want to check it out. I talk too much, but maybe that’s better than not saying enough. I’d be more than happy to answer any and all questions that you have. I am riding into day 6 here come tomorrow morning, and I haven’t wished for death. I haven’t felt like my pain was even a five.

Tonsillectomy Pain Scale

This is my youtube detailing my experience Best of luck to all. It doesn’t have to be horrible.









Transcript

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hi it’s Jenny again it’s day 9 of my
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tonsillectomy
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I didn’t update on Saturday or Sunday
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because there was really not much to say
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I haven’t been in pain since Saturday I
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haven’t taken pain medicine since
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Saturday and I went back to work so I
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really didn’t have a lot of time a
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couple of things that are new I guess
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are that one I have these really weird
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taste buds now I haven’t been able to
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drink coffee since Saturday I thought it
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was like maybe my own coffee so I tried
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a couple different kinds like Starbucks
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and Dunkin Donuts but all coffees taste
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terrible so yesterday I had like a major
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caffeine withdrawal and I got the
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headache of this century which turned
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into a stomachache and it kind of gave
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me an emotional breakdown probably the
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worst day I’ve had since my
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tonsillectomy was honestly the caffeine
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withdrawal I was in tears because I
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couldn’t get this headache to go away
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and it was literally like my head was
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throbbing and I don’t even drink that
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much coffee but I really never stopped
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drinking it until Saturday and then you
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know by Sunday my body was kind of
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rebelling so a couple of other things
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are that it’s still slightly slower to
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swallow just the tiniest bit alright I
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guess it still feels like I really have
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to work my muscles to do it and but not
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in a painful way when I try to drink
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water real fast it’s now this like
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cavern back there so it sloshes all
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around and it doesn’t really work to
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chug waters so I don’t really like that
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because even though I didn’t drink
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water the recommended way while I was
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healing I really do like to drink a lot
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of water during the day and I like to
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drink it fast and I can’t now because it
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just kind of sloshes all around and it
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doesn’t really go down kind of like a
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weird waterslide thing and I still have
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not been able to eat as much I don’t
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know if I’m trying to make up for eating
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by trying to eat too fast but I keep
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kind of choking a little bit or things
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are still getting a little bit stuck
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back there and I still have a film of
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like scabs but it’s not nearly as bad as
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it was my tongue is not nearly as bad as
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it was so I anticipate that I guess when
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everything’s back to normal maybe in
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like pink and it feels more normal to me
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to have this big open space maybe eating
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and drinking won’t be so odd other than
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that I feel great I think that if you
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are looking into getting a tonsillectomy
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I recommend that you look into the
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tissue welding because I can’t really
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say it’s been a bad experience I mean
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it’s it hasn’t been Pleasant
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but I wouldn’t definitely wouldn’t call
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it the worst experience of my life at
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all I’ve had two c-sections I had a
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couple other surgeries but you know if
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if Children’s Tylenol and children’s
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motrin could handle the pain that I was
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feeling and I could get up on day 2 and
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go about pretty much my daily life
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besides my eating and drinking then I’d
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consider it a pretty good outcome good a
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pretty good procedure so you know if
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there’s a doctor close by I would urge
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you to look into it I know there’s not
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that in that much information because I
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was scouring
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web looking for like patient stories
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about tissue welding but really and I
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found a couple but really I went by what
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the nurse said at the doctor’s office
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because I was like you know what are the
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patients saying are they telling you
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that it’s really painful because I told
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her you know I was scared and stuff and
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she said no so I I wouldn’t expect her
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to lie to me you know the other the
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doctor that was gonna I was going to
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have them do the cauterization you know
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they said your throats gonna be really
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sore or I don’t even know what they said
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but they I don’t even feel like they
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were more optimistic I felt like this
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doctor and their staff made it so that I
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wasn’t nearly I didn’t have nearly as
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much anxiety and it was for good cause
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because it really it wasn’t terrible so
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if I have any more updates or like you
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know maybe when my scabs are fully
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healed or when I feel like my eating and
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drinking is back to normal make another
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update so that I can tell you that you
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know it’s taken this long I mean right
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now on Monday 9 I have also not had any
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bleeding not even a drop I know that’s a
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big concern for adult tonsillectomies
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even kids tonsillectomies as a side
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effect and a side effect but as
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something that can possibly go wrong
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I’ve not had one drop of blood come out
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of my mouth or down my throat I haven’t
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had that metallic taste in my mouth at
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all either so I consider that pretty
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good so if there are any new
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developments I will make a video or when
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I feel like my throat is completely
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healed I’ll make a video to kind of tell
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you that it’s taken you know X amount of
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days to get back to what I feel like is
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100% normal
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other than that it’s warming up here in
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Illinois so I’m thankful for that I’m
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gonna be going to work here shortly and
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I just look forward to continuing to get
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better
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so everybody have a great day thanks Pam

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