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blinkie1
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ok, I'm having a tonsillectomy tomorrow and I told the DR I didn't want the steroids. He said he did not recommend that for such a surgery but last time I had them for thyroid surgery, is what put me here! Chronic tonsillitis, I believe was the result.

He said he would leave the decision up to me. Truthfully, since it's my throat, I'm scared that NOT getting the steroids would be a bad idea and my throat could swell out of control What should I do?!

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Say no.

If you absolutely have to have them, then say yes.

Best of luck with the surgery!

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well, how do I know if I need to have them? I guess I should ask him the risks of not taking them.

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The doctor should be able to tell if/when you need a steroid.

Having the Lyme come back out to play would be the biggest risk in my opinion.

OH... biggest risk of NOT taking them? Inflammation.

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I'll talk to him. I want to say no. But...I wondeer what the risk is of my throat closing uup without them. Maybe if I promise to chew on ice chips for hours after, he'll leave me alone. [Smile]

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Drs usually will express their opinion if it is really really necessary.

All the best to you...let us know how you are doing.

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No.

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There are OTHER ways to address inflammation. IV Magnesium would be one to explore. Turmeric, too, to ask about - or a LL ND would know of other options to ask the hospital doctors about. But it's probably too late to fully explore options - and you won't likely even see this or have time.

Let's just hope for the best. Good luck. Carrot juice afterward, I hope is on your menu. Hummus, etc.
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If you are worried about potential throat swelling up (I would be too), you could ask for a shot of Toradol or some other related drug. It is in the same class of drugs as advil, but it is more potent.

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quote:
Originally posted by blinkie1:
ok, I'm having a tonsillectomy tomorrow and I told the DR I didn't want the steroids. He said he did not recommend that for such a surgery

So is the doctor saying that he does recommend them? If so, I would ask him what other options are available.

Good luck!

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No steroids! Home recovering! Thanks. For your feedback, it helped me to be strong in my belief of no steroids!

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It sounds like it went well, rest; and get a good nights sleep.

Steve [Smile]

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Do you get popsicles?

I had my tonsils out when I was a teenager. I kept asking for a Popsicle. My boyfriend was visiting me. I would ask for one and then fall asleep. So- he would eat it - but not tell the nurse! Finally the nurse cut me off from Popsicles ......

I never could figure out why I couldn't have anymore until he told me long after the hospital stay...

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Good job, blinkie!! [Smile]

Have you heard Bill Cosby's classic "ICE CREAM?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pr8omZImvY

(ice cream and tonsils)

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