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Strep Throat: Do I Really Need Antibiotics?

Strep Throat is an infection of throat and tonsils caused by a type of bacteria known as Group A Streptococcus. Although it is more common in children compared to adults, strep throat can affect people of any age. 552 more words


How to deal with an adult tonsillectomy

About to have your tonsils removed? Considering it? Sitting at home post-op with a mouthful of ice and a deathwish?

I had a tonsillectomy at the start of July and am now about 80 per cent recovered, which means I can actually get out of bed and write and think and I don’t have to plan my day around antibiotics and baby food. 1,911 more words


I will testify!

‚Äč14 days after my tonsillectomy! Never have I been so scared of any operation. I know this might seem small in comparison to other operations, but to me this was mount Everest waiting to be conquered. 562 more words

Bye Bye Tonsils

Dear Buddy,

Thursday we sad Good-Bye to your tonsils. Your tonsils were very large and you had a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. This condition caused you to stop breathing in your sleep. 610 more words


Tonsillectomies are not fun

I thought I’d start this brand-spanking new blog of mine with an obvious-ity: tonsillectomies are not fun.

They are pretty horrible in fact, and I’ll tell you something for nothing, it’s not all jelly and ice cream neither. 384 more words

The Messy Runner

Because If I Don't Write This Down, I'll Forget All About It.

The title says it all. On June 21st, 2016, I had a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and tubes put it both of my ears. It’s been a little over a week and even though some parts of the recovery process are improving, for the most part it is still pretty awful. 1,549 more words


I spent the later part of this Winter learning how to drive:

1. in the snow and

2. in a stick shift.

I patted my own back as I began to learn how to control a slide, to drive in slush and ice and everything not so nice and eventually, I took my first long voyage to a girlfriend’s house 15 miles away. 3,664 more words