Tonsils are coming out tomorrow. Deviated Septum being corrected. Possibly some cleaning and drainage of my sinuses, too. I'm sure this is going to be lots of fun. I've read people loose 10-15 lbs when they have tonsil surgery; sounds like a bonus feature, to me.
I guess I'll have lots of time for my boy Mand, in World of Warcraft. Unless of course I bleed to death, in which case the first person to comment on my blog gets all my stuff :-)
I believe the technique my doctor is using is 'Coblation'. I'll post a review tomorrow. Information follows:
Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation (Coblation): This procedure produces an ionized saline layer that disrupts molecular bonds without using heat. As the energy is transferred to the tissue, ionic dissociation occurs. This mechanism can be used to remove all or only part of the tonsil. It is done under general anesthesia in the operating room and can be used for enlarged tonsils and chronic or recurrent infections. This causes removal of tissue with a thermal effect of 45-85 C°. The advantages of this technique are less pain, faster healing, and less post operative care.Even better! Who wants to watch the video? Sadly, WMV or RealPlayer required. Smarter geeks will be able to run both on Linux.