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smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 5:33 PM

GOING UNDER THE KNIFE FRIDAY

Okay just thought I would post here and let ya'll know what was going on so I didn't end up with Kelly (AKA Chick) riding my rear end for not telling anyone. Long story short, I've had chronic Tonsillitis going on for the last year as well as sinus and ear problems on and off. For the most part I have just ignored it and sucked it up until it got to the point that it hurt to swallow anything. My regular doctor finally got me to go see and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialist. Anyway I went to the ENT yesterday morning. He took one look at my tonsils and said "They need to come out and some out soon." So he set me up for surgery Friday morning at 11:45am. I am scared to death about it. My biggest fear is that I will start bleeding and they won't be able to get it to stop. I was suppose to have my tonsils out in July 2003 and that ENT wouldn't do it because my blood wouldn't clot up right. Which just makes me more nervous about it all. So keep me and GroupW in your thoughts Friday, he's going to be dead on his feet because he won't get home until around 6 am and then we have to be at the hospital no later than 10:15am. Ugh...he'll only get a couple hours sleep.

Shawna

P.S. Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Between work, school starting for the kids, doctors (had an EVLT on my leg done 3 weeks ago) and life in general, I've just kind of been lost in this funky mood that has crept up on me. Miss you guys.....and to quote Arnold.....I'll be back.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 5:46 PM

Hey Shawna.......some prayers for your full and speedy recovery!

Just think of all the ice cream you will get after those pesky tonsils have been removed!

Please find a way to let us know you are OK when all is done, please? Hugs atcha!
~Bev

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 5:48 PM

Take care and know please that you are in our thoughts. Marsha

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 5:58 PM

OMG. YOU GET TO EAT LOTS OF ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.7 - Posts: 2100)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 6:05 PM

Hang in there, Shawna ... and thanks for letting us know. You're gonna feel so much better after this is all over with!

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 6:28 PM

Good luck, cupcake! I'll be keeping a good thought and waiting to hear some good news!

smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 6:33 PM

LOL Ice cream....we'll see about that. I've read that ice cream isn't the great to eat after you get your tonsils out because it leaves a film on the scabs and can cause some issues, so we'll see how that goes. Plus all the good ice cream has chunks...like nuts and cookies in it. I plan on going and stocking up on gatorade, ice, water, jello, broths and such things just in case I need them because I can't manage to eat real food for a little while. The recovery....ahhh, not worried about it. I know it will hurt but it will go away. I am expecting the worse and hoping for the best as far as recovery goes. I know it won't be a walk in the park.

I was expecting the EVLT to be nothing as far as recovery....LOL....wrong! When the doctor said there would be some bruising....I didn't expect my entire inner thigh from my knee to groin to be black from all the bruising. Ouch....it was tender as could be for about 2 weeks. Oh well....at least it's healing up now and no longer hurts. *shrug*

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6049)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 7:03 PM

My thoughts & prayers will be with you Friday, Shawna! Hope everything goes well, and let us know how you are doing as soon as you can. We'll be thinking about you.

Marilyn...

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 110.8 - Posts: 1736)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 7:03 PM

just have jelly instead then hope all goes well shauna x j

pocahontas1951
Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 7:16 PM

Best of luck Shawna, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.



Debbie

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 7:32 PM

Gross! You're ruining it for me.

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.3 - Posts: 874)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 7:34 PM

Try not to worry Shawna, Best Wishes that all goes well!

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.5 - Posts: 1332)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 7:47 PM

sending you warm thoughts and wishes for a non-eventful recovery..

from experience, i recommend warm broth till you have healed.. cold stuff caused more agony than i care to remember..

~~chyenn~~

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.5 - Posts: 994)
Wed, 3rd Oct '07 8:02 PM

Wishing you a safe recovery Shawna. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1520)
Thu, 4th Oct '07 1:39 AM

Shawna - what are doing with a kid's problem? There is a limit as to how young you can make us think you are. I know everything will be well with you and I will certainly send some good energy your way on Friday. You'll be back with us before you know it!

Take care,
Claire

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 4th Oct '07 9:49 AM

Best wishes for a full, fast, and safe recovery!

alaskan420
Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Thu, 4th Oct '07 4:32 PM

Prayers from all of us......take care.

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.5 - Posts: 1190)
Thu, 4th Oct '07 4:37 PM

wishing you a fast recovery Shawna!

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 4th Oct '07 6:45 PM


tonsils? I opened this thread for tonsils?

Tell your friends you are having a bullet removed from when you busted up the hostage situation at the orphanage.

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.3 - Posts: 1390)
Thu, 4th Oct '07 8:58 PM

Smeans ... note allena post on "WordRound Etheromania?" by Sploofus

sherilynn1962
Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Fri, 5th Oct '07 8:42 AM

Sorry I didn't read your post until this morning - haven't been on much.

My prayers will be with you today that the Lord guides the surgeon's hands, and those who are assisting as well.

Take care and get lots of rest.


Blessings,

Sheri Ras.

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.1 - Posts: 1683)
Fri, 5th Oct '07 9:06 AM

Shawna, Love and prayers to you. Don't buy into the ice cream, burns like hello. Had mine out in adulthood too. Stick with the clear water based things. When its over and you've healed, you will wonder why you waited so long. Good luck. See you back soon!!! Cindy

smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Fri, 5th Oct '07 7:03 PM

I'm home....groggy, and disoriented and hurting but I'm here. Time to go back to sleep. Later...

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6049)
Fri, 5th Oct '07 7:41 PM

Thanks for letting us know you're home, and I'm glad you have that part behind you. Wishing you a quick recovery!

Marilyn...

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Sat, 6th Oct '07 10:15 AM

Hi Shawna .. hope you're doing better this morning. Hopefully each morning will find you much improved.

smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Sat, 6th Oct '07 10:57 AM

I'm less groggy this morning. I'm drinking a bit better today then I was last night. I ate some frozen mango puree stuff earlier this morning and just decided I was going to try to eat something more substantial. So I made a few Tontino's Pizza rolls and yeah it was rough swallowing them and took me nearly an hour to eat the 6 of them but I managed.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 6th Oct '07 11:00 AM

Hooray! If you feel like even trying pizza bites you're well on your way to full recovery! Welcome back! Pass the popcorn!

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.7 - Posts: 2100)
Sat, 6th Oct '07 11:39 AM

WTG! It's good to hear that you're up and around!

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sat, 6th Oct '07 10:17 PM

""I'm less groggy this morning. I'm drinking a bit better today then I was last night.""



Same here.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sat, 6th Oct '07 11:40 PM

Is that "hair of the dog" Smaug....
or a continuous process????

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Sat, 6th Oct '07 11:43 PM

Hope you feel better. A little hair of the dog cures those symptoms for me.

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.3 - Posts: 874)
Sat, 6th Oct '07 11:47 PM

Glad to know you're feeling better Shawna, Best wishes for a Speedy Recovery!

groupw
Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Sun, 7th Oct '07 5:21 AM

With apologies to my wonderful better half, I have to post this. The doctor that removed them said that her tonsils were so large and swollen that he was going to save them and use them for catfish bait, lol.
She deserves all the sympathy that she can get!
Mostly for putting up with me but for the tonsilectomy also....

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 110.8 - Posts: 1736)
Sun, 7th Oct '07 6:57 AM

glad your on the mend x

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1520)
Sun, 7th Oct '07 12:16 PM

Milk it for all you can, Shawna. Glad to hear you are better!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sun, 7th Oct '07 12:25 PM

That's gross Group. Here's hoping she doesn't have to have a hysterectomy.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 7th Oct '07 1:43 PM

Yes, milk it for all you can! I can't wait to see the quiz on it.


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