I snore badly. Bad enough to chase my wife away on many nights. I do not have sleep apnea. I am scheduled for a modified UPPP, tonsillectomy, and turbinate reduction. All my medical friends and the surgeon himself say, "this is going to be really bad for about 7-10 days''. Is there anything I can do in the immediate post op period other than simply popping pain pills to make my recovery more pleasant, perhaps even a bit quicker than your average bear?
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 6' 2''
What is your weight in pounds?: 235
How old are you?: 44
How long has this been going on?: More than a year
Check all symptoms you are currently experiencing:
Ear/ Nose / Throat
Describe associated symptoms not listed above: poor sleep
What have you done so far to remedy this condition? Please include tests and relevant studies here.
: lost weight. helped a little but not too much.
Please list any chronic medical problems and also list any prior surgery (lacerations don't count!): Prior lumbar fusion
Check all conditions present in your immediate family... :
Please list any medication allergies that you have : : naprosyn
Please list any medications you are currently taking (and dosage if known) :: vitamins
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: No
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Weekly
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU NEED THIS TO BE ANSWERED?: Within the next few days
anything to do prior to surgery to minimize post op pain?
anything to do immediately after?
at what day post op do people typically 'turn the corner'
- Head elevated during sleep
- Humidifier in bed room
- Stay hydrated - cold beverages only
- Analgesic throat sprays minimally helpful