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Some Indications for Tonsillectomy

  1. Obstructive sleep apnea / sleep disordered breathing
  2. Tonsillitis 
    1. Paradise Criteria:  7 strep infections in a year (see the AAO/HNS 2011 guidelines for details: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p566.html) or 5 infections / 2 years or 3 infections / 3 years.
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Infectious Disease

It all began with a Tonsillectomy

I was a junior in high school when I started having chronic sore throat problems. Not only was this annoying, it was affecting one of my classes – Chorus. 948 more words

Trials And Tribulations

Recovery Day 15-18

On my 15th day of recovery, 3/1/17, I had a follow-up appointment with the ENT. He said that everything looked good, but that I had to be very careful over the next few days. 775 more words

Recovery Day 11-14

Things got better once my mother arrived. She helped with the household chores, taking care of me while my wife was at work and cooking dinner. 1,007 more words

Recovery Day 7-10

Recovery days 7-10 I had the worst pain. It was constant, never let up. Stuck in the pain I couldn’t even remember what it was like to not have pain. 1,068 more words

Recovery Day 6

Recovery day 6 was Monday, February 20, 2017.

Sunday night was the worst pain so far. I had a right earache that radiated into my jaw and all the lymph glands in the right side of my neck. 1,814 more words

Recovery Day 1-5

I should have started writing this from the beginning to have a detailed account. It wasn’t until Day 6 of recovery that I thought abut this so I am going to group days into blocks. 782 more words