Last night was quite exciting. My nurse tavalon had just gotten of the phone, to give me an update about her being lost trying to get to where she was going. And my other nurse joystormer was out walking Barney, when I felt something warm in my mouth. I placed my finger on my tongue and it came back nice and red. Went to the sink, and started spitting up blood. Lots of blood. I could feel it flowing into my throat as fast as I could spit it out. I am pretty sure this is not a good sign. After a bit of confusion (and panic) I had the sense to call 911. Then I threw on some clothes grabbed a towel and went outside to wait for the paramedics (since I live in a weird place and they can't get in the gate if I pass out inside). I saw the ambulance drive by the next street over and go right by. Hmmm, maybe I should have been more specific. I thought of going back inside in case they call, but I didn't. I was going to prop the gate open. About a minute later the firetruck showed up with the paramedics. That works. They took my pulse and blood pressure, I remember my pulse was 100 (I think I might have been nervous) and I didn't hear the blood pressure. The bleeding seemed to have slowed down and I was starting to feel stupid. The wanted to know if I needed a ride to the hospital. I was confused and wasn't quite sure how to answer. I told them I didn't have my car and my girlfriend was walking my dog. When I was sitting there, she came back with Barney, who was very interested in why daddy way sitting with all the men and the cool truck with all the nifty lights.
I went to the hospital with the fire-peoples. I was pretty light headed the whole ride. They checked me into the hospital and they were quite quick about getting someone in to see me. I felt bad, there were people in the waiting-room but no one who seemed in any duress. I also felt bad because I kept hearing the radio about a 91 year old man. Not enough to know what was going on, but I was worried that I was using the fire-engine when I didn't really need it.
They helped my clean out the blood and stuff from my throat and told me what had happened. The scabs sometimes fill with blood and when the break it all comes out. They checked to make sure there was no new bleeding, and told me to come back if I felt I needed to. They also told me it was fairly common.
jrsp and tulaq showed with with joystormer to take me home. Got a nice wheelchair ride to the car. I was definitely ready to go to sleep when I got home.
Also as pointed out by joystormer. I am not a vampire. I cannot digest blood. After 5 days on a diet of very soft food and blood. I can safely say it was disgusting.
I have no idea why the Dr. didn't warn me of something so common? The only thing I heard about blood was that is was not good and I should worry. It seems it might be common in the emergency room, but Tavalon looked it up. It only happens in about 2% of the cases and they suggest a trip to the emergency room.
I have officially decided not to recommend tonsillectomies to people, even if they want them for fun and personal enrichment.