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Old 04-28-2016, 07:31 AM   #1
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I thought this was just an easy procedure. Just got through check in and holy shot batman it looks like it's way different as an adult.. I had them taken out as a child and it was no biggie. Has anyone on here had it done as an adult ? From what I'm understanding is she will be down for about 2 to 3 weeks and it's one of the most painful recoveries.
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good luck to you and her. surgery is never a "gimme".
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Yeah, never take surgery lightly but I have an acquaintance who had them taken out as an adult and he said it was pretty bad but not as bad as the doctors made it seem it would be. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for your wife
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I had mine out a couple of years ago, in conjunction with a couple of other procedures. Tonsils weren't bad...until days 7 - 10 after surgery. I can't sugar coat it, it was extremely painful during those days. Worse than an ACL reconstruction, though much shorter in duration
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Yeah I had them out as an adult. While it hurts and can be painful, it is severely overrated on the pain level. You just have to eat certain foods for a week and after can slowly adjust diet as the scabs come off the back of the throat.
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To your wife - best wishes for a quick recovery - hope everything goes well.
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I have been debating doing this for a long time now... To some degree, i'm always dealing with tonsil rocks or tonsil "cheese," which is the most disgusting thing i can think of. It's constant maintenance to keep them in check and even when I can it's not ideal.

I'm 31 years old. For those who have gone through this at roughly the same age or older, is it worth the pain and suffering in the long run? And are there any realistic risks health wise? My doctor says he will support it if it's what I want to do, i'm just not sure.
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It is worse as an adult but since it's a female, they suck it up and aren't as big babies as..............anyway, good luck to her. Does she expect you to pay attention to her during the draft?
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I have been debating doing this for a long time now... To some degree, i'm always dealing with tonsil rocks or tonsil "cheese," which is the most disgusting thing i can think of. It's constant maintenance to keep them in check and even when I can it's not ideal.

I'm 31 years old. For those who have gone through this at roughly the same age or older, is it worth the pain and suffering in the long run? And are there any realistic risks health wise? My doctor says he will support it if it's what I want to do, i'm just not sure.
Angie has had canker sores in her mouth constantly for about 2. Years now so it was a no Brainerd for her. I was doing research while waiting . I had no idea it was so different from childhood. Most people say it is really really bad.

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I thought this was just an easy procedure. Just got through check in and holy shot batman it looks like it's way different as an adult.. I had them taken out as a child and it was no biggie. Has anyone on here had it done as an adult ? From what I'm understanding is she will be down for about 2 to 3 weeks and it's one of the most painful recoveries.
I got it done when I was 6. Stayed over in the hospital and ate a ton of ice cream.
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It is worse as an adult but since it's a female, they suck it up and aren't as big babies as..............anyway, good luck to her. Does she expect you to pay attention to her during the draft?
They gave her a bottle of oxycoten the size of Colorado. Might be the best draft I've ever seen.
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They gave her a bottle of oxycoten the size of Colorado. Might be the best draft I've ever seen.
wife goes to surgery, husband profits. RTJ's recommendation: flowers?
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They gave her a bottle of oxycoten the size of Colorado. Might be the best draft I've ever seen.
How the **** will you even remember? That's how good it should be.
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Dude my wife gets hangry and won't be able to eat for a few days. Her name may be on the bottle but deep down I know they prescribed it for me.
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I have been debating doing this for a long time now... To some degree, i'm always dealing with tonsil rocks or tonsil "cheese," which is the most disgusting thing i can think of. It's constant maintenance to keep them in check and even when I can it's not ideal.

I'm 31 years old. For those who have gone through this at roughly the same age or older, is it worth the pain and suffering in the long run? And are there any realistic risks health wise? My doctor says he will support it if it's what I want to do, i'm just not sure.
Yes it is 100 percent worth it. I dealt with same crap for a few years.
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I have been debating doing this for a long time now... To some degree, i'm always dealing with tonsil rocks or tonsil "cheese," which is the most disgusting thing i can think of. It's constant maintenance to keep them in check and even when I can it's not ideal.

I'm 31 years old. For those who have gone through this at roughly the same age or older, is it worth the pain and suffering in the long run? And are there any realistic risks health wise? My doctor says he will support it if it's what I want to do, i'm just not sure.
As bad as it was for me (having it done in my late 40's) I would still recommend it. I was getting colds & sore throats almost every month, had apnea, etc. Now much much better, worth the pain IMO.
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I thought this was just an easy procedure. Just got through check in and holy shot batman it looks like it's way different as an adult.. I had them taken out as a child and it was no biggie. Has anyone on here had it done as an adult ? From what I'm understanding is she will be down for about 2 to 3 weeks and it's one of the most painful recoveries.
Big mistake. Tonsils are not spare parts. They are the first line of defense for your immune system.
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Big mistake. Tonsils are not spare parts. They are the first line of defense for your immune system.
Isn't that technically your nose and then your tonsils filter from there?
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Isn't that technically your nose and then your tonsils filter from there?
Not totally they have different functions, the hair in our noses does physically filter the are we breath ( assuming one is not a mouth breather). Tonsils and adenoids are the body’'s first line of defense as part of the immune system. They “sample” bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose, but they sometimes become infected. Better to do some body cleansing of toxins and eat more healthy as well as take support supplements for your immune system all of which lessen the chance of infection.

Removing tonsils & adenoids is akin to taking your car to your mechanic with the overheating light on and he says I can fix that, I'll take out the fuss for the light.
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Big mistake. Tonsils are not spare parts. They are the first line of defense for your immune system.
They collect a lot of the chemtrails the government is spreading......
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Actually that is accurate.
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They gave her a bottle of oxycoten the size of Colorado. Might be the best draft I've ever seen.
Oxycontin for tonsils? Whew! Sure it's not oxycodone?
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Oxycontin for tonsils? Whew! Sure it's not oxycodone?
That's the same thing. Oxycontin is the name brand, Oxycodone is the generic name.
Just like Norco and Hydrocodone is the same as Hycet, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Verdrocet, Xodol, Zolvit.
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