"Having my tonsils out"

About: Russells Hall Hospital / Ear, Nose and Throat

(as the patient),

A few days ago i had to have my tonsils removed.

I had to phone the ward at 6.30am and was told to be there for 7.30am. Upon my arrival i got there at 7.20am and was led to my bed which was made up ready for me. I had a blod pressure and temprature check and was told to change into my hospital gown then the doctor came and told me what was going to happen whilst i was under the anisthetic to which i didnt want to know.

A few minutes after the surgeon came and explained it again then i was taken down to the operating room by a surgical nurse who was very friendly and supportive. I don't recall much after that but in my return to the ward i was feeling sick and light headed and in great pain. i informed the nurse of my pain and she called upon the doctor who gave me a diluted form of morphine which helped a little then i was sick a little while after to which the nurse gave me a antisickness injection which helped but i couldnt eat nor drink.

Then the next day i was told i had to eat something in order for me to go home. Easier said than done but i was ok the trick is yogurt to start and gentle sips of water. Now i am back home still in slight discomfort and happy to be having cold to warm soup. Still want a cuppa and a fag but one step at a time.

I am 27 years old and that is my story. Thank you to all the nurses and doctors who put up with me.

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Response from The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your comments. We are acknowledging receipt of all feedback dating back to 2006, which was before the Trust began responding to all patient comments posted on the Patient Opinion website.