FredL wrote:I had a sleep study done due to extreme daytime drowsiness. I was subsequently diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea, and two of the resulting recommendations were CPAP and UPPP. I started out with the CPAP machine as it's obviously less invasive. However, it was so incredibly annoying I ended up not being able to use the thing (and, yes, I certainly did try!); for me, it was intolerable.
I went back to my ENT doctor, and he said that I was a good candidate for UPPP, so he scheduled me for UPPP and a tonsillectomy. My question is this: what kind of time frame should I expect for recovery, that is, not being able to return to work? I was given anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks, and I was hoping to get some feedback as to whether it might be closer to 2 weeks or 4 weeks. Thanks!
Danny wrote:What causes the risks in a UPPP over just tonsils? I am scheduled to have my tonsils, adenoids ( if present ) removed on the November 30th. After explaining my concerns with a UPPP to my ENT we have agreed to take out the tonsils and stitch the flap? and snip off the uvula, not going into the soft pallete. Is this less risky?
drjayii2 wrote: Simply having your tonsils out is extremely painful.
If I just get my pressure down to a reasonable level and get my head to open up me and my CPAP will be very happy
Daniel, are you saying that leaving the pallet alone decreases the food/fluid out the nose risk? or is it still a big risk with tonsils & uvula
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