Dec 05, 2010
My bloodwork and urinalysis both came back normal, so I was allowed to proceed with the adenoidectomy. I had it done on December 1st, 2010, and I'm still feeling quite sore four days later.
My ENT had initially told me my adenoids were enlarged, but following the surgery I asked how it went and he replied, "Good", then I asked how large the adenoid tissue was, and he said, "Your adenoids seem to be ok in size, but there was a mass on them." I was a little confused about that since I thought he had seen the adenoids a few weeks ago and would've noticed a mass sitting on them. I have since read some articles explaining that masses in the nasopharynx can sometimes be misconstrued as adenoids. He did tell me that he doesn't do that many adenoidectomies because they're generally done in adults where he wants a biopsy of the tissue, and that was his plan all along. He had told me a few weeks ago that the tissue needed to be biopsied to rule out tumors.
So my excised adenoids were sent to pathology for analysis and my ENT said the results should be back in a week. Normally, after an out-patient surgical procedure you follow-up with your doctor at an appointment 3 - 4 weeks later...well, my ENT said in a rather commanding tone, "I want to see you in my office in a week." I asked him if it would be possible to get an appointment that soon and he said, "Tell them I want to see you in a week and they will fit you in." Seems a little odd to me that he was so urgent about seeing me...maybe he just wants to be able to convey the biopsy results to me himself? Or maybe he is worried the results are not likely to come back good...so he's pre-empting what he thinks is going to happen? I mean he's the one who has seen the "mass"; maybe he can tell it looks malignant or at the very least, worrisome. I got the feeling there was something he wasn't telling me, but that might've been because my boyfriend was there with me. Usually, my ENT is very blunt and straight-forward.
Anyway, I'm not sure what to think, but I hope this biopsy helps determine why I've been feeling so horrible these past few years. I'll be sure to post the results once I hear them.
I have a small amount of bleeding from the surgical site and a low-grade fever (99.5 for the past two or three days), but I wasn't given any antibiotics, so hopefully I can fight any infections off on my own. It just s.u.c.k.s that I have final exams and three major papers due this week...all in the time-span of about four days. =(