Well it has now been 8 days since my op, (uppp, see last posting!) and hey it's worked!!!!!!!! I don't snore any more, Hoooorrraaahhhh.
I was VERY nervouse on the day of the op
and only really got to the theatre by thinking about anything but what I was about to do but I went through with it. I was sick when I first came around but that only lasted a few minutes so was not too bad, was then wheeled back to the ward and was really suprised by how good I felt.I have a friend who works in the hospital who popped up to see me a couple of hours after I got back to the ward and his first comment was "so when are they taking you down then!!!!" so I guess I can't have looked too bad. I even ate tea that evening. Pain wise, it was uncompfortable but nothing more.
the next morning I had some pain killers but it was still not a 'bad' pain on a scale of one to ten I'd put it at a two to three. Went home at 9.30 am and apart from feeling a bit dodgy from the tablets and sleepy still from the GA it was ok. Most pain is felt when you swallow so while you are not swallowing it really isn't too bad. over the weekend was probably the worst pain wise, taking the pain killers was quite hard as it really did hurt to swallow them. pain on swallowing at its worst on the one to ten scale probably reached an 8-9 but at least it wasn't a constant pain. The pain when I was not swallowing was not too bad really,the NON swallowing pain was at it's worst just after eating or taking pain killers but only for 20 ish minutes. I have been woken up at night with pain when I swallowed in my sleep but that is better now. I haven't eaten an awfull lot this last week nor have I drunk as much as I should (so yes, the diet is going brilliantly) Today though, a week and a day after the op I had fish and rice for lunch and chicken and boiled potatoes for tea, (the most I've had for over a week!!) so I really am feeling a lot better. The pain now is like a normal sore throat when swallowing and bearly noticable when not swallowing. I'm not saying surgery is the best option by far but I guess If you are a normalish weight and don't smoke or drink too much it is definaltly worth considering. I am now just hoping that that is the end of my days of waking up alone in my bed because poor Lee has walked home again in the middle of the night to get away from the noise!!!!!