Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The loss of my Tonsils part 1

Well, it's finally happened. My tonsils are no longer with me. I have been tonsil free now for a week and a half and it really hasn't been bowls of ice cream.
This is after a week. It was much grosser.

It started on November 3rd when my mother arrived and I had my "Last Meal." WHoow doooggy! that meal was delish! Pumpkin ravioli, wedge salad, fillet with these amazing potatoes. And of course dessert. Chocolate cake with Black raspberry and chocolate chunk ice cream on top (this ice cream happens to be my sisters favorite). It was an amazing dinner. I wish I had a picture of it. This all had to be eaten before 8pm. I had to be food free for 12 hours prior.

I woke the day of the surgery at 7am so I could shower, in antibacterial soap, and make my way to the out patient surgery center. My apt was for 8:45. When I was taken back by the pre-op nurse I started to get a little scared. I went through all the pre-op stuff, when did I last eat? When did I last take my vitamins? What meds was I on? Can I pee in this cup? I had some questions of my own, When can I go back to crossfit? Can I use Cepacol spray? Can I get my tonsils back? Am I preggers? The one about the tonsils threw her. She said she doubted it but I would need to ask the doctor. Btw, I am not preggers.

Then the anesthesiologist came in. He went through the pre-op with me. What meds I was going to be given and how I would be knocked out. What would happen after. He asked if I had any questions. Of course I did! Can I get my tonsils back? He doubted it. They needed to go to pathology but I might be able to get the report. I should ask my surgeon. I was then given anti-nausea med and a vicodin and hooked up to an IV. By the time my parents and sister came back I was feeling a little better.

Thanks to my mom, I had a humidifier to help keep things moist.
Now my surgeon came in and went over the procedure with me and my family. After which he asked if I had questions. YES!! Yes, I do. Can I use cepacol spray? No. Can I use cepacol lozenges? What is this weird obsession you have cepacol? Do you own stock? No, just trying to numb the throat. Now, can I get my tonsils back? I have the means to destroy them when I'm done with them if that helps you make you a decision here. Yeah, he basically stared at me as my sister cackled, my mom moaned and my dad rolled his eyes and said, "Just tell him why and what you do." See I have this strange thought that my tonsils are chock full the white tonsil gunk that come oozes out of them. I just want to cut one open and see what's inside. I do research and can dispose of them in the bio hazardous waste. If I can't get them back could you just take a picture after they're out and then after you cut one open? I will say this, he was very tactful in his refusal. I believe he said something along the lines of I was his first priority in the OR and he wouldn't have time to take pictures. Ok, it was a bit  nicer than that but that's what it boiled down to. Or, it's what the viccodin heard. He gave me one last curious look and left.

Now it was real and I said I was a little nervous. Some one passing heard and came back with a wirery bracelet for me. And now I was being wheeled into the OR. There were some very lovely nurses in there. They made me feel very relaxed. The last thing I remember saying was, "Oh, it's all fuzzy......" Then I woke up in A LOT of pain! Do you know they make you eat with in minutes of waking? And it's jello! Not even proper ice cream!


Running Meg said...

I can only imagine the reactions people had to your request for your tonsils. Too bad you couldn't get them back.

CLE Runner said...

I mean, seriously, they are my tonsils. I should be able to get them back, right? Pretty much everyone who heard I wanted them back thought I was crazy. It's just the researcher mind I have.