Friday, April 10, 2009
Those mean tonsils can't hurt us any more.
They're out! Came out Tuesday evening. Everything went well - they think they got out all the infection and the tonsil tissue. I can't see a thing - it hurts to open my mouth. I can just make out two big white patches on the back of my throat where the cauterization took place.
Everything's still pretty swollen and painful. I had a bit of a set back Wednesday when I woke up vomiting and couldn't keep any meds down. The vomiting/heaving went on for awhile until Scott brought me to the emergency room for IV fluids, nausea med, and painkillers.
I had been sent home with Dilaudid, but didn't really feel like it did anything except upset my tummy, so I just stopped taking it. Today I finally got around to mentioning this to my nice helper man whereupon he became a mean scoldy man and said I shouldn't have been sitting here without any pain medication. He obtained for me some different stuff this afternoon and made me promise not to be so silly about asking for help in the future.
So now I'm just sort of sleepy. Trying hard to keep fluids flowing in depite the swallowing trouble. Watching many episodes of Red Dwarf. Still can't speak... it can be frustrating to have to scribble everything out, but for the most part I kind of like it. I can't wait to eat again! I dreamed about popcorn last night!