Monday, September 29, 2008

Growin' Some

Tonsils...UGH!!! I had mine out two and a half years ago when I was 41 years old. It was HORRIBLE. It didn't get HORRIBLE until about eight or nine days after the surgery...just like the doc said it would. He was right. "They" always say it's harder on adults to have this surgery. He told me exactly what to expect and he was spot on. (He is a great doc.) Wish he'd have been my doc when I was nine years old and taken the suckers out then!

Anyway, for the last month, my throat has been hurting. For the last week or so, it's been really hurting. REALLY. I tried fat-free fudgesicles. They didn't work. I tried sucking on sour balls. Nope. I even tried cough drops and ibuprofen. Not a bit of relief. So, I tried more fudgesicles more often. Today, I finally gave in and went to the doctor. Did you know that your tonsils can grow back???!!! What kind of deal is that? I'll tell you, it's a BAD deal!

Now I'm not sure that that's why my throat hurts but all I know is that I have a small right tonsil again! I couldn't get much past that bit of news. I go see the ENT in a couple weeks. In the meantime, I'm going to have another fudgesicle...and maybe a margarita or three.

Shortly after my first tonsillectomy, I told my ENT that I'd rather have another hysterectomy than another tonsillectomy. don't suppose ovaries can grow back too, do you? Oh my goodness...maybe I'll just skip the fudgesicle in favor of an extra large 'bucket-o-margarita'. The kind that it takes two hands to hold. That might sooth my throat AND my nerves.

Pass the salt, please.

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