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Day 2….52 hrs post surgery June 4, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 8:48 pm

Well, this sucks, but I still wouldn’t say it’s the most awful experience ever. My throat is pretty swollen today so I sound funny if I talk. But, I can talk. I decided to try and eat more today. It was….well, let’s just say interesting.

Brian caame over to take care of me today since I told Eric to go to the drop zone and jump. He came over bright and early and the better half of the am was spent sleeping. I decided t venture out for the first time and we went to Wendy’s. Note to self, before getting in a car next, take nauseous Meds! We went to Wendy’s where I got a frosty and fries. The fries tasted soo good! But were very difficult to get down, the frosty felt fantastic but made me very mucusy. For the rest of the day i lounged some and watched movies. I took a nap towards the evening and the pain got a bit more intense. Eerything just feels really swollen and my jaw and ears hurt now. Again, more uncomfy than anything 🙂
I think I may go attempt a shower then bed for the evening. More updates to come!

 
 

Tonsillectomy…take one June 3, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 1:47 pm

to sum up the entire pre-tonsillectomy story we’ll start wayyy back when I was a kid and had tonsillitis every oh I dunno, few weeks. It got bad after I had mono, but not wanting to have them out-and being a teenager at the time which meant rebellion and of course longer healing time than when i was 4 and the idea age to have them out) kinda kept me from pursuing removal at the time.

Fast forward 12 years. I began getting these beautiful white spots in my throat. Though it was strep. Went to the ENT only to find out it was tonsil stones. Really? Who gets that??

so after prescribing me this fun rinse to try and flush them out with, I went back a few weeks later and updated the dr on the stones that wouldnt go away. He had a resident/intern that day and he worked on me and then left the room giving me info on the tonsillectomy and told me to think about it for a few minutes.

In comes the dr who says, its not an option, they are coming out. When are you out of school. Joy.

Which brings me to today, laying in my beg, drugged up on percocets and drinking water. im supose to drink a gallon a day. ouchie. it more uncomfy than pain though.

I was a nervous wreck yesterday and the day before. We had a bbq at the house just to distract me!! Everything went really fast though. I signed in and my dr was actually running ahead of schedule. I changed into my gown and he was like lets get going nurse Im sure she doesnt want to wait all day. i told him it was fine lol. I got my IV whci was nice cause i was incredibly hungry and thirsty and that made it go away and after meeting with the anesthesiologist and doctor (who told me I had elevated PT levels so watching for bleedng was going to be fun) I said goodbye to Eric as they wheeled me back. I had gotten into the hospital at 2:30 and was wheeled back into the OR just after 3-insanely fast! Can I tell you how much I love this doctor? Not only did he remember i skydive, but he asked eric if he ever got to see the movie he wanted to go see after my last surgery. hahaha. Oh and he agreed to text me a picture of my tonsils 🙂

I fell asleep fast. Right after the this is the medecine that will relax you. not the meds that will put you to sleep. All i remember prior to that was discussing skydiving and bungee jumping. They found it cmical i was afraid of heights and bungee jumping.

When I woke up it was 3:50ish (I couldnt see since i didnt have my glasses-but i defiitely saw a 3 and a 5!) Eric had talked to the dr about 20 mins prior who said all went well. no real diet restrictions-I could eat whatever i want and that i needed to drink-a lot! I was able to swallow and talk just fine. I remember waking up from the surgery and i was like huh, not too bad. They asked my pain level and I said probably about a 5 out of 10 and they asked if i wanted pain pills thru my IV-I said yes please!!! Then they gave me 2 percocets. And they gave me water….i drank 3 cups before we left and started on a fourth on the way home. Hey they told me to drink right? lol But i was incredibly tired and kept falling asleep.

If you ever have tonsil surgery-2 things ill recommend.  apsray bottle with water in it and a bag of ice from sonic. Those great little ice balls they have are peeerfect! I however would NOT recommend a limeade. It sounded like a good idea at the time 😉 We dropped off my scripts and eric brought me home where i procedded to get into the bed that I have not yet left. 🙂

I was in and out of sleep most of the evening and tried to drink as much as I could. I wouldnt sleep much more than 2 hours and around 2am all the liquids hit my bladder lol. I had my initialy percocets at 3:00 so i took more jus before 8, at 11:45, 3:45, and then I took soem around 8:15. that extra half hour made a difference! I also tried to take it with strawberry banana juice which BUUURNED. Lesson learned. first thing i ate was jello, then i had some saltine crackers which were amazingly not bad. They felt really good going down. I had an edys fruit bar. and continued to snackon crackers. This afternoon  I had more crackers at my noon medecine time and a fudgcicle-BAD idea! I nearly chocked on the excess mucus caused by it! at 2:30 im now attempting mashed potatoes and they ar awesome!

It hurts to talk so ive quit doing that lol. But I havent been in an excruciating pain. I think the worst part is my swollen uvula cause it toches tha back of my tongue and makes me feel like soemthing is there lol. I’ve kept ice on my neck and that helps too. Its really just pushing past the discomfort and swallowing water and food 🙂 Not babying it at all.

Its supose to get worse before it gets better, so we will see. As of right now though, its all about the resting (i havent gotten out of bed all day except for little minor trips to bathroom and kitchen). I had a 10 min convo with my mom on the phone and it Huuuuurt! lol. Back to no talking. And probably another nap after i gulp soem more water and finish these potatoes!

more later!

 
 

Last Day of School!!! May 27, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 11:51 am

THANK GOD!

Slightly bittersweet, I supose. ‘lIl miss some of them. But certianly NOT all of them.

HELLLO summer vacation. What better way to celebrate than with blood gettting drawn for my presurgery workup, a party at the principals with my hubby, and hangover 2 with brian!

 
 

Life updates. May 20, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 11:41 am

So since detox time I have continued my healthy habits. Can’t pronounce the ingredients, I dont eat it (unless its less than 2%, Im not that picky). No cheese, no big bulky breads,not much dairy unless its all natural-only greek yogurt, no milk if I can help it, and egg yolks, but egg whites are ok,  and no beef, pork, or chicken. Well, not much chicken. I’ll eat it if nothing else is around. Plus its a good “splurge” item. Other than that if im still hungry after I eat (which i basically consume rice, veggies, fish, and turkey nowadays), ill reach for fruits or veggies. Im in love with mangoes. No seriously. We are having a little affair lol.

It all seems to be working cause I’m down 20 lbs. Yippeee!

I hired a personal trainer at the gym and hes already kicked my butt once. he’ll really get me into shape after I am all healed from the tonsils. Which come out in two weeks. Soooo not excited about this. BTW, have I mentioned I haven’t had any stones since I changed my diet. Umm., yeah. I tried to cancel it, but Eric said no. SO, nstead I moved it up a week. Yay.

One more week of school. i can do this. I know I havent posted much about school this year. Probably because I try to not remember it much. these kids are monsters. Seriously. I cant wait for a new class next year. I dont know what it is, but they are soo disrespectful-not if just me, but of everything-toys, homework, each other, other teachers. The other first grade teacher is in agreement about her class as well. I cant wait to start over next year!!

We took the first grade and the kindergarten to the zoo today. it was fun, but exhasuting. Ive never had so many parent chaperones lose kids as I did on this trip. And one gorup who comepletely wandered the zoo until 1/2 hour past our meeting time! we nearly missed the busses back at school. And I wonder why these kdis act the way they do. Ahh!

 
 

Road to Eating Healthier May 9, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 10:42 am

Wow I suck at this blogging thing.

Want to know soemthing I do not suck at…detoxing haha.

Total weight loss-12 lbs!

That Monday I got to eat rice. It was heaven. I made it beforehand….4 servings for the day. In it I added leeks, spinack, mushrooms, and beansprouts. It was delish!!\

Tuesday i got to eat beans and seeds. I hate a salad with beans and plain raw, organic sunflower seeds mixed in. And a ton of chickpeas. maybe too many actually. And a lot of veggies. Yumm!

The next day i got to eat dairy and grains. So I had whole grain oats, heated with yogurt in it (intead of milk). delicious!

Finally, on Thurdsay, i got to eat fish. it was an incredible day. I ate it too fast, I barely even tasted it lol

Since then I have yet to add back in dairy or meats. I have solely lived on fish. I was going to drop fish too and try to go totally Vegan, but I have no idea what I would eat when we went out! So for now that is where I am at. Oh and I cut alcohol too.

I have cheated a little bit here and there. Cinco de Mayo I drank caronas and on saturday i drank as well. I ate tortilla chips and the tortilla bowl. Also, I ate a weight watchers mini sundae yesterday and popcorn. Not horrific. I feel like I have really learned to eat better and be more conscious of what I am eating.

I am adding back in turkey today since it is by far the healthiest of the meats. http://www.nebraskapoultry.org/turkey_nutrition.htm

 
 
 
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