I’ve always been prone to getting Strep Throat since I was a child. Last year I even had it 6 times. Yeah, I was 19-20 years old getting Strep 6 times in one year.
I just recently got a tonsillectomy about 10 days ago. The pain was god awful, literally made me wish I never went through with it from the start. Even drinking water was a struggle. I only lost 1 mL of blood during the actual operation which was surprising considering how swollen my tonsils were and the amount of scar tissue I had in the back of my throat.
Yesterday I finally began to feel better. I still had some pain but it wasn’t nearly as bad and I was able to eat and drink a lot easier. I felt fine when I went to sleep. Well I woke up at 12:3o am (today) feeling like I had tons of mucus in my throat. I drank water and tried to clear my throat and it wouldn’t budge, so I got out of bed and went to spit into the sink and there was tons of bright red blood, my teeth were covered in blood. I literally looked like I had just been cast as an extra on the Walking Dead or in Twilight.
Usually drinking cold water helped to stop the bleeding before but this time it didn’t stop. When my roommate was driving me to the hospital I was spitting blood into a cup. I put the cup down for like a split second and began puking blood and it just went straight into my hand. When the ambulance met us half way there, I was freaking out thinking I was going to die. I’ve honestly never felt more close to death than I had this morning. I knew it was possible to lose a lot of blood but when it’s your blood it freaks you out. I ended up spitting/puking up about 300 mL of blood.
I ended up continuing to vomit blood and blood clots, one clot was the size of the palm of my hand and one was bigger than one hand to the point where the EMT had to pull it out of my mouth to prevent me from choking on it. GROSS (I know). Of course the bleeding stopped before the doctor could even find where it was coming from directly. So now it’s another waiting game to see if it starts again.
I’m at the point now where I wish I would’ve kept those damn things in my throat instead of getting this surgery. I’ve never been more frustrated, had more fear, or been in so much pain ever. I mean once this recovery is over I’m sure I’ll be thankful that I won’t have swollen tonsils giving me insane Strep infections or sometimes choking me when I eat, but right now I literally wish I never got this operation done.
Forreal though, if you’re doctor tells you that it isn’t necessary to get your tonsils out, DO NOT DO IT, IT’S AWFUL!!