"Having my tonsils out"
About: Russells Hall Hospital / Ear, Nose and Throat Russells Hall Hospital Ear, Nose and Throat DY1 2HQ
Posted by in pain (as ),
A few days ago i had to have my tonsils removed.
I had to phone the ward at 6.30am and was told to be there for 7.30am. Upon my arrival i got there at 7.20am and was led to my bed which was made up ready for me. I had a blod pressure and temprature check and was told to change into my hospital gown then the doctor came and told me what was going to happen whilst i was under the anisthetic to which i didnt want to know.
A few minutes after the surgeon came and explained it again then i was taken down to the operating room by a surgical nurse who was very friendly and supportive. I don't recall much after that but in my return to the ward i was feeling sick and light headed and in great pain. i informed the nurse of my pain and she called upon the doctor who gave me a diluted form of morphine which helped a little then i was sick a little while after to which the nurse gave me a antisickness injection which helped but i couldnt eat nor drink.
Then the next day i was told i had to eat something in order for me to go home. Easier said than done but i was ok the trick is yogurt to start and gentle sips of water. Now i am back home still in slight discomfort and happy to be having cold to warm soup. Still want a cuppa and a fag but one step at a time.
I am 27 years old and that is my story. Thank you to all the nurses and doctors who put up with me.