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The Lady looked up at me when she read "tonsillectomy" and sighed sadly. "Poor little guy! He can't even be 2 yet and already needs his tonsils out!" I just laughed, "Oh, it's not for him... it's for me." Her eyes got big. "Oh dear, that's even worse!! I got mine out about 10 years ago and it was HORRIBLE! Good thing you only have that little guy to worry about..."
"Oh, I have two more at school right now." Now I got all the pity the poor lady could muster. I think she was more worried about it than I was.
I have never had any kind of surgery before. I got my wisdom teeth pulled, but I remember every second of it. Having babies like I did doesn't count either. So this is going to my first time being knocked out totally and having something removed from my body.
So October 9th is the big day. Finally I am going to have these tonsils out that have plagued me with strep throat a few times a year my whole life, and 5 times just this last summer. Apparently, strep throat lives in my tonsils and it comes out when I am stressed or overly tired. I think Ben being gone all summer and us not getting paid is a reason to get it over and over again.
The doctor told me to stock up on Popsicles and plan on being out for 2 weeks. Luckily, my mom is going to be able to come help me out for a while (YAY!), and so things should go smoothly.
But I am still pretty nervous. I keep thinking of all the stuff I need to do before I go under the lasers... like deep clean my house! Who wants to be out of commission in a messy house?? NOT ME!
So for all of you who have had this done, what are you best tips for recovery?