About 8 years ago, Sam had both of his knees replaced at the same time and I know for sure that this surgery was extremely painful...... He had months of therapy and it took about a year for him to fully recover.
I have always heard it said that the older you are, the harder it is when you have your tonsils removed!!?? I'm sure that having the uvula trimmed makes it even harder.
What makes this surgery seem so bad (for me) is having to have the nasal passages reworked and then packed! I am a nose breather and it makes me cringe to think that my nose would be packed and I would be unable to breath through the nose. Bless his heart....he will do great....I KNOW!
I can't imagine this surgery being any worse than his knee surgery, however.....his ENT doctor, our family doctor, and his sleep apnea doctor have all told him that this is a very painful surgery....
Needless to say.......I feel like my patient will be requiring a whole lot of my time this week. If you don't hear from me for a few days, please know that I'll be back soon!!
I'll keep you all updated!!