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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Total Tonsilectomy

Well folks, it looks like I'll be having my tonsils removed completely. I could do the laser cryptology again, but there's no guarantee it will work and I could be unhappy with how my tonsils feel afterwards.

It took some getting used to how the tonsils felt after the first procedure. The left tonsil wiggles bumping my throat sometimes and it is a bit annoying.

Doing laser cryptology again means that I could be left with part of a tonsil wiggling in the back of my throat. Just the thought of that sounds irritating to me, so bye bye tonsils. I'd rather have them gone completely than potentially have a tonsil flopping around all the time in my throat.

I don't know when the procedure will be yet, but it won't be until late April or early May. Naturally, when I know I will blog...

UPDATE: I get my tonsils out on April 27th at 7:30am PST, outpatient surgery by the same doctor who did the laser cryptology.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Laser cryptology FAQs

Seems like quite a few people end up at my blog for the medical section...go figure! I most often get asked about laser cryptology (usually via comments which I don't make publicly visible, sometimes people hunt down my email address). So, to save everyone the effort, I'm clearing up the most frequently asked questions about my laser cryptology procedure.

1. Where did you get the laser cryptology done?
Answer: It was an outpatient procedure done in Fullerton, CA.

2. What kind of doctor does the procedure? Does a dentist do this sort of thing or does it require some special kind of doctor?
Answer: My doctor is an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. I believe that's the way to go. I have no idea if other types of doctors or surgeons do this procedure, sorry.

3. Who did the laser cryptology? Who is your doctor?
Answer: I saw Dr. Christopher Quilligan from Associated Head & Neck Surgeons. He and the other surgeons in his office have a practices in Brea, Fullerton and Yorba Linda.

Phew! Now I don't have to keep looking up the contact info. I can just refer back to my blog. ;-)

I hope you find this helpful...

In case you're wondering, the procedure helped but it didn't cure the problem for me. I still get the occasional tonsil stone, but the difference is I'm able to get them out myself now. I am considering doing it once more to (hopefully) get rid of the problem for good. It is still annoying and frustrating, but at least it isn't as painful as it was before.

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