Wednesday, July 29, 2009

really, I'm not dead...

Although my blog seems like it! Since my computer crashed a couple weeks ago it has taken forever to get it back up. It took about 1 week to even get it back running. My hubby got the files off it that i wanted and weren't backed up. Then he tried a few things but the drive was bad. So he switched the drive out. He had another one b/c back when this was his computer he needed a faster drive so he switched it out. I have most things back to normal. However my drive says it has no more room for the rest of my stuff. Not sure why b/c the drive is the same size. SO I have had to move some stuff over to another computer drive and then my husband will burn them to DVD's so I can delete some of my stuff. My computer does not burn DVD's or I'd do it myself. All that to say, I'm still not up and running like normal yet.

I had my tonsils and adenoids taken out yesterday morning. The doc said my tonsils were pretty high and they were inverted. So instead of a 30 surgery it took about 1 hour. They usually prescribe liquid meds - which is a good thing I have problems with pills anyway. They also give out a script for a pill in case the liquid is not strong enough. So when I got my scripts they were all pills. My husband asked about it and they said that the doc did that because he figured I'd be in a lot of pain since they were inverted and I'm guessing he had to do a lot of digging! But we asked for the liquid anyway. It seems to be working just fine for me. I'm really surprised that I am not in that much pain. I figured I would not be able to talk or barely swallow after surgery. But all I felt was a little lump in my throat and a little off balance from being under. Today I feel OK as well. The lump feels bigger and a little tender to swallow today but that's it. The meds make me sick to my stomach. Last night I figured I would try to eat food with them to see if that helped. It did not. I ended up throwing it all up about an hour later. But surprisingly it didn't burn my throat like fire like I thought it would. I'm on pain meds, antibiotic, and steroids. They nurse said day 3 is the worse then day 5-7 the pain gets a little worse b/c the scabs change. All in all though this surgery is not nearly as painful as I thought it would be. knock on wood!! Maybe it's because I have endured so much strep throat. An I mean BAD strep throat. It must have prepared me. The in laws are here this week to help with the kids. So that is a big help to me.

I have pictures I will share when my computer is back to normal. They will be of my lovely throat!

Have a good week.

6 comments:

SunflowerMom said...

The t 7 a sounds painful! Hope it puts an end to the strep and you get good as new soon! Looks like you've had a fun summer (well, minus the surgery!)

Debbie Yost said...

Well, tha just doesn't sound like fun at all. Let me know if you need anything. Hope you continue to feel pretty good.

Kim said...

Glad to hear you are still breathing! Hope you get to feeling better. That sounds painful!

The Munck Family said...

WOW, you have been through it!!! Pray you heal fast and back better than new in a few days!

aj said...

WOW - sorry to hear you had to deal with surgery Jenny, but i'm sure you'll feel better and maybe you can avoid all that strep from now on! glad it's not been too terrible on you. we hope you are healing well and glad that you have some help with caring for the kids during this time. big hugs from me and Janna!

Karen said...

Wow, I'm glad that you're doing well enough to be on the computer. A friend of mine had his out recently and after a week he's still crying at night and sipping liquids. He's 12; I've always been under the impression that the older you were the worse it was. Keep knocking on wood!