Hi , I am 17 days post op from uppp, tonsillectomy, and uvulectomy. This has been a really bad experience. I had a major bleed 4 days after the surgery. I have been having panic attacks because it feels like something is stuck in the back of my throat all the time.
Hi and welcome.
Just from a technical point of view, all your procedures are included under the UPPP.
The 'something at the back of my throat' is fairly normal post UPPP. The major bleed isn't 'normal', but you are at high risk of a major bleed for up to 10 days post UPPP. I don't know the percentages, but I believe the bleeding may effect up to about 10% of patients..........this is not a hard figure.
Has anyone else had this sensation? How long does it take to go away? My ENT told me I was still healing and the rule they use for this surgery is to allow 1 day for every day of your age. I'm 42 so I have 25 days to go. I just want to get used to the feeling in my throat.
This may or may not go away. You will have to talk to your surgeon about it. I had my UPPP over 16 years ago, and was on solid food, alcohol etc after about 12 days (I was 38 at the time).
I also have a CPAP and now its hard to use. I don't understand the whole throat issue
At this stage you should be able to use XPAP. Swelling should have reduced substantially and a lot of the rawness cleared up.
Can you be a little more specific on the problem.
The untreated Sleep Apnoea sufferer died quietly in his sleep..
Unlike his three passengers who died screaming !
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