Surgery

I'll be going to the Welland Hospital tomorrow in order to have surgery to remove my tonsils. They really have been a nuisance over the last couple of months (two years worth of months at this point). My original consultation about my tonsils was in September of 2010, now a year and one month later I will be going under anesthetic to have them removed.

Sedation is the part that could be troublesome, when my wisdom teeth were removed the procedure was fine but the medication was total chaos for my mind and body. Combine that with the possibility that my mouth will be bleeding again and it may be understandable that I'm not excited about the procedure. I'm excited about the results, and I'm glad to have Dr. Tang on the job. When i went in to see Dr. Tang he saw the problem, came to a single conclusion and even dealt with my aggressive nasal allergies by sending me home with a nasal spray.

I'm still left with this lingering feeling that my tonsil problems were caused in part by Symbicort, but there are no details to back up this claim. Symbicort is still an amazing asthma medication, but it definitely needs to be taken with water.

Update 10/13/2011: Tonsil are out, anesthetic was good, there are no stitches, and I'm not bleeding much. The wound was burnt shut and I have two wicked black streaks across the back of my throat that hurt when they make contact with anything. To reduce the pain and inflammation I've been given something with enough kick that I cannot drive and heal. So I'm healing and with luck by the end of this weekend I'll be in the clear to get back to work.

Watched two movies while trying to fight off the physical urge to sleep (due to anesthetic and pain-killers). The first was Interstella 5555 - the feature length Daft Punk music video - no jokes so I didn't have to worry about laughing. The second movie, Gurren Lagann Part 1 was put on once Alie came to the house. Epic rest time, I haven't had a chance to stop in a long time. Apologies the the NPARC Members for having to miss a second general meeting in a row. Hopefully the next couple weeks will see more immediate progress due to the fact that I no longer have to worry about being unavailable.