Are you feeling a bit better today?
How's the throat, Mr Q?
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Well Mr P, it's funny you should mention it but my throat has been on my mind a little of late. How psychic of you!
It almost feels as-if someone has attacked me with sharp implements and ripped out part of my throat lining, taking with it my ability to swallow properly.
The drugs prescribed to me work nicely in reducing the pain to eminently bearable levels, except they don't last long enough between top-ups, meaning some meals are a struggle.
Other than that, I'm the same miserable bugger that I usually am. How's thee?
If your painkillers aren't asprin or ibupofren based (including Diclofenac), you could try taking them half an hour before your meals (if they are, don't take them on an empty tum). Paracetamol and codeine based medication is usually OK on an empty tum. I don't expect you will, but don't be tempted to cut down on your painkillers too quickly - and take them very regularly.
I'm OK, thanks, apart from the fact that my broken shoulder is taking an age to heal. The bones are fine now but I have residual muscle damage and its v painful. Fortunately, as anyone on here will tell you, I never complain!
Ooh, speaking of complaining -- I have myself a geunine bona-fide side-effect of the tonsillectomy. To whit, I have myself a 'metallic' taste at the back of my tongue, particularly prevalent during the ingestion of sweet foods, such as I am mightily keen of the partakance of.
Suffice to say, I hope that bloody clears up quickly! Some people say months, others YEARS! For fucks sake...
Its not unusual to get some idiosyncratic reactions to surgery in this area (well, in that area, really). You are near taste buds and various nerves. People will always tell you things take years to recover from. All will be well, all will be well and all manner of things will be well, as Mother Julian of Norwich was wont to say.
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