NWR: My friggin tonsils (TMI inside!)

Just a rant/vent.....


I got really sick (sinuses/inner ear/throat infection... ALL AT ONCE!) about a month ago... lasted for a few weeks, went through two courses of antibiotics, finally got better.


*phew*


Monday night, my throat started hurting again... hmm..... Tuesday night it hurt more; looked at it in the mirror, and noticed (sorry) pus on my left tonsil (EW!)... So yesterday I go back to the Doctor.  They went "EW!" (in short) too, and referred me to an ENT....(acute tonsilitis with pustular nodules, or something like that)


So tomorrow morning I'm going to the ENT... I'm terrified they're going to want to remove my tonsils (I'm 36!!  I'm kinda attached to them at this point!)... but ALSO, I've got chronic sinus issues, and I'm afraid he's going to want to do the "port and polish" surgery (which is apparently MEGA painful -- FH had it done about 5 years ago, and is due to have it again :( )....


So in short, just wish me luck tomorrow morning... I'm praying they just say "Oh, here, just take this, you'll be fine" and send me on my merry way....


*pout*

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 8:55 am
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GL neebs!  I've been going through some body pain issues too, so I totally feel you.  On the bright side, at least you know what's going on!  So far mine's a mystery = (

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 9:06 am
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:(  Oh MissQ, I'm so sorry!!  I hope you (and your Dr's) are able to figure it out soon!

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 9:21 am
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thanks neebs!  i'm sure it'll be fine, just annoying right now.  GL with everything!  Keep us posted..

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 9:24 am
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Posted on June 26, 2008 at 9:49 am
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goood luck i'll pray for you!

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 9:52 am
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Yah, I have had that before too- but it was just an infection- so hopefully with the right medicine it will take care of them, and you wan't need them removed! They have never mentioned that to me before anyway? Let us know how it goes tomorrow....


- HMM :)

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 11:01 am
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OH NO!!! I'lll be thinking postive thought for you tomorrow! And like kohler said, the ice cream part wouldn't be sooo bad! :) at least for me! :)

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 11:04 am
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Thank you ladies... :)  I'm stressin... leaving for my appt in about an hour.


 


Kohler: the port and polish is a sinus surgery; when you have smaller than usual sinus openings, sometimes it prevents proper drainage and leads to chronic sinus infections (which both FH and I have).  So they go in and literally drill out the openings to allow for better drainage.  It's apparently very painful, but works WONDERS (however only lasts 3 to 5 years, then you've gotta have it redone).

Posted on June 27, 2008 at 12:54 am
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Been thinking about you....I hope everything worked out OK....I'm a nurse and I still PNAIC when I have to go to the doctor....even for a checkup!!

Posted on June 28, 2008 at 4:47 am
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WELL......  let's just say it's time for me to fire my regular doctor. 


In short, my tonsils are FINE.  Apparently you can get canker sores on your tonsils just as you can in your mouth.  They hurt, look gross and last about a week, but they're no big deal, and they go away on their own. 


I was SOOOOO frustrated when I found that out; mind you, I'm SUPER relieved everything is fine, but I can't believe both my Doctor and her P.A. both misdiagnosed it, and I had to waste half my morning (and another co-pay) just to find out it's nothing.


BUT, as I said, I'm FINE, which is the most important part.  I'd been meaning to switch to FH's Doctor anyway (I just have to go for a 'well visit' first), and this is the push I needed to finally make the switch.


Thank you everyone for your well wishes!!!!!

Posted on June 28, 2008 at 7:10 am
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i'm so glad you don't have to have surgery! yeah ! I am all so sorry your doctor is an idiot!

Posted on June 28, 2008 at 7:28 am
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You wonder how some people made it through all that training sometimes hugh? Well in the end, at least it's nothing serious!

Posted on June 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm

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