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Title: First sickie report
Post by: Des on June 06, 2013, 10:12:18 PM
For the past two weeks I have had a very sore throat, it was getting worse as each day passed. My doctor had me on antibiotics but they didn't touch the sides so he had me have a Ct of my throat. They found a lump on my right tonsil and feared a tumor so I was sent to a specialist. He examined the CT and determined it was an abcsess on the right tonsil which had spread into the surrounding soft tissue. He numbed the area with an injection then used a syringe to remove over 10ml of gunk, then he used a suction device to remove more stuff, he then lanced the swollen area and let it drain for 30 minutes, he finished off with a pair of special forceps to remove any remaining infection. That was yesterday, today I am nearly back to 100%, I can eat normal meals again and am virtually pain free, the wonders of modern medicine. I am on a course of steroids and very strong antibiotics and he gave me a script for pain killers, I have not had to use the pain killers.

Des - back to normal administrator but still eating ice cream  :)
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: Flugzeugwerke on June 06, 2013, 10:56:38 PM
Yikes! Sounds like you went through a bit of a scare! Glad to hear you are on the mend, ice cream can't be too far away...
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: lawman56 on June 06, 2013, 11:51:58 PM
Glad to hear you're doing better. The advances in medical care are quite astounding, aren't they? Here's hoping you have a speedy recovery and never-ending tub of ice cream!  ;D
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: IanB on June 06, 2013, 11:56:48 PM
I hope you have a small refridgerator near the work bench... ;)

Glad it all worked out well.

Ian
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: pepperman42 on June 07, 2013, 12:32:36 AM
mmmmmm Im gunna skip the bad stuff an just eat the ice cream on your behalf. Glad youre on the mend - NOW GET  BACK TO THE MODELS- insert sound of whip cracking here.

Steve
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: Chris Johnson on June 07, 2013, 12:51:37 AM
Whew! No tumour. Thumbs up!

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: kornbeef on June 07, 2013, 02:19:38 AM
Good to know you are firing on all cylinders.

Keith
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: bobs_buckles on June 07, 2013, 03:26:39 AM
Take it easy, Des  ;)

VB
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: xmald on June 07, 2013, 08:45:22 AM
Glad to know know you`re going to be OK.
and go back to your Coudron!
I wish doctors prescribed a beer diet sometimes...
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: GAJouette on June 07, 2013, 09:47:29 AM
  Des,
That's quite a scare my old friend. I glad to hear all's well and back to normal. Isn't it funny how things like this pop up from time to time,must be part of a Master plan to keep us on our toes. Now enjoy your ice cream and stay healthy my old friend.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: lcarroll on June 07, 2013, 12:33:20 PM
Des,
   Speedy recovery, and should you discover a Beer flavoured Ice Cream, make sure you post a Link!
Cheers,
Lance :) ;)
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: LindsayT on June 07, 2013, 01:06:11 PM
At least the doctor didn't prescribe any leaches!
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: Carpo on June 08, 2013, 08:38:21 PM
Glad to hear all is well - a lump anywhere in the body will give you a few sleepless nights!!
Congratulations on the nature of your illness!!!
 :o
Carpo
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: timpivonka on June 09, 2013, 09:20:22 AM
Des:  Glad to hear you're ok.  Tonsillar abscesses can be impressive, and dangerous. Most of the time tonsils have atrophied enough that they pose no problems as adults. When I was doing my Comprehensive Dentistry residency in the Army, I was called late one evening from the ER to come in and treat a tonsillar abscess.  I told them "no thanks", that is an ENT doctors bailiwick.  I told them that as the oral surgery resident on call, my jurisdiction ended at the tonsillar pillars.  Turns out that the only reason I was called was the ENT doctor didn't want to get out of bed to go to ER.  Needless to say, he got called out on the carpet and had to go in anyway.  I knew I didn't want any part of "Big Red", the arteries in the back of the throat.
THe moral of the story is, don't be afraid to get a second opinion and see the specialist.

Tim Pivonka
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: Trackpad on June 25, 2013, 10:04:54 PM
Hi, Des,

Sorry to be late off the blocks, but I just hit this thread. Glad to hear that you are well on the mend!  ;D
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: Fred on June 25, 2013, 10:27:09 PM
Glad you are doing well.
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: Des on June 25, 2013, 10:39:07 PM
Thank you all for your kind words of support.  I went back to the specialist last Tuesday for a follow up appointment. He told me that the biopsy report showed that the infection I had was a staphylococcus strain and was extremely dangerous, he said it was life threatening, if left for a few more days it would have spread into my neck. So, I am very lucky to be here, I must thank my local GP for acting so quickly to organise the CT and to arrange an appointment to see the ENT specialist, and also the ENT specialist for treating me so quickly.

Des.
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: Ernie on July 05, 2013, 05:21:47 AM
Just came across this Des.  I am so happy that things
turned out good for you.  Hope you are well on the way
to being back to normal by now.

Best wishes.
Ernie
Title: Re: First sickie report
Post by: Des on July 05, 2013, 12:27:28 PM
Thanks Ernie, I am back to 100% again, it was a bit of a scare but it all worked out well in the end.  :) :)

Des.