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Author Topic: Open up and say AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!  (Read 1948 times)

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Offline ALH300

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Open up and say AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!
« on: September 07, 2007, 04:45:14 PM »
Just got back from the Doc and she informed me that she would like me to go to an ear nose and throat specialist. She said my tonsil are ginormous....not shit?? They have been like that for like 15 years and now they decide to get them chopped out. My pre-HIV doc said that he didn't really advise taking out anyones tonsils after you were 18 years old-----moron! So here I am 32 years old and I will more then likely have to have my tonsils removed!!! Any advice or insight on what to expect....????
Poz 7-27-07 
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07/13/2007 "Friday the 13th" What was I thinking???
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Offline chadly

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Re: Open up and say AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007, 05:21:09 PM »
A young boy of four was going into hospital to have his tonsils removed. He told his playmate, "I'll be gone for awhile I have to have surgery."

On the day he was admitted his mother asked if the doctor could also circumcise the boy while he was asleep.

The doctor agreed. The boy woke up and was very sore down there for several days.

After about a week he got to see his playmate again. The playmate informed him that he was also going to have to have his tonsils out soon. He asked him to tell him about the surgery.

The little boy replied, "All I can tell you is your tonsils ain't where you think they are."

Offline poz1970

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Re: Open up and say AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007, 06:18:35 PM »
I got mine taken out when I was 29...

I think the worst thing for me was waking up and my jaw hurt for a few months.. actual pain from them cutting out stuff was easily managed..

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Offline SoSadTooBad

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Re: Open up and say AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007, 10:39:32 PM »
had mine out in 2005 - they were enlarged and giving me lots of trouble.  surgery was a breeze - recovery SUCKED.  very painful, took more than 3 weeks before I could comfortably eat "regular" food.  The second week after the surgery was worse than the first - as the sites in your throat scab over, it can be extremely painful.  Do it if you have to, but plan for a pretty long recovery.

Offline StrongGuy

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Re: Open up and say AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 10:47:47 PM »
I had them out a long time ago. It felt like a really really bad burning sore throat for the first week, then it subsided.

One thing you should discuss with your doctor is that it can change your voice for a good while. It took me at least 6 months to get back to a point where I didn't have people asking me if I had a cold because I sounded strained. I still to this day think my voice sounds different (not in a bad way, just huskier), but no way to really know for sure...

Good luck and don't be scared!
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