Open Wide, Nathan!

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I had my tonsils out on January 5th, 2012, so I missed the first back  of school from Winter Break.

JUST THE FACTS ABOUT TONSILS AND ADENOIDS                                                     
The tonsils are two soft tissue masses found at the end of the throat also called pharynx.
The tonsils are part of a lymphatic system, which helps to fight infections.
Adenoids are also made of glandular tissue and are part of the immune system.

Here is what happened to me.

On the day that I got my tonsils out I went home that very same day. I ate a lot of Popsicles and my mouth was at least, from 1 to 10 in pain, a 4 because it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would. On the second day I stayed home while my mom brought my brother Keeton to school.  I watched “Wizards Of Waverly Place, The Movie” while I stayed home.

No more tonsils!









Then it was time to go pick my brother up from school.  I went to pick him up with my mom and I saw two classmates named Zach & Cheyenne.  I went to get my homework for next week. Every body said it was ten pounds of homework and boy they were right.  


Sunday I stayed home with my dad and brother.  We watched a lot of movies.  We went to Red Sage because my mom called and said that church was out. When we got there, their was more people from different states than the state that it is in.  Also called Arizona. It was crowded in there.  We went to Jack In The Box instead. I got a mango smoothie.


Forget the homework...time for TV!









I had some more Popsicles and read a book.  The same friends that we had earlier came for dinner so we had noodles. I had some medicine while others were eating.  Then I had another Popsicle to help. Then only I had some frozen ice peas.  Then I brushed my teeth very slowly because the other few nights, my throat hurt while brushing. Then I went to bed.


Mmmm, popsicles, best cure for a sore throat!









Then we went to some one’s house. We had hot dogs. They hurt my throat. The next day we went to church. Then we stayed there to have a BBQ. Then we went home. I started on my House Finch project that day and finished it that day. Then I did my home work.   The next day I went to the hospital for a day.
I made sure to get a good nights sleep because the next day I got to go back to school!

Lexi helped me through my tonsil troubles.


Have you had your tonsils out?

If you did, did it hurt like crazy?  

What did you do to help the pain?

12 thoughts on “Open Wide, Nathan!

  1. Wow!! There are so many interesting things on your blog!!! Your class seems like a blast!!! I was so touched by yoru well wishes for Nathan. I am so glad it went well for you Nathan and that it didn;t hurt as much as you thought it would!! Your bird project looked very interesting. Who knew there were so many types of birds??? I loved that you had service dogs come and show you what they do. When I worked in a 3rd grade class a few years ago… right after they read the story about Rosie, there was an article in the newspaper about her and I brought it in to read to the classes. It was so cool to see it in the newspaper… it made it more real. But having dogs come to your classroom is even better. Keep up the great work on yur blog. I look forward to another visit!!!!

  2. Hi Nathan,

    Your story about having your tonsils removed was fascinating. I felt like I was there with you. I had my tonsils out when I was 15 and it didn’t hurt that much. I think the needle in my arm hurt the worst. I am glad you are back at school and hope you don’t get too much homework.

    Becky Kadlec

  3. Thanks for the great pictures, Nathan! I learned a lot about tonsils, and I’m proud of you for being so brave. We miss you! xo

  4. Nathan,

    Just wanted to tell you how impressed I am with how well you expressed yourself and your experience with having your tonsils removed. Like you, I had my tnsils removed when I was fourteen. I remember it hurting really bad for a couple of days and the only that helped was popsicles. After reading your post, I noticed that popsicles helped you, too.

    Your teacher,
    Mrs. Fraher

  5. Hi Nathan!
    I loved reading your blog! You are a very talented writer, and I am looking forward to reading more of your stories. I remember having my tonsils out when I was a little girl and like you I enjoyed eating Popsicles and ice cream. I was glad when, after about a week, I could eat my favorite food, which was spaghetti with tomato sauce. Take care and say hello to Keeton for me!

  6. Nathan-
    Thank you sooo much for sharing your experience with us! You are so brave and we are so glad all went well with everything! I’m sure you enjoyed all of the popsicles! Avery had that same surgery when we lived by you in Arizona and she ate MANY popsicles too! Addison’s favorite show is “Wizard’s of Waverly”! I hope you continue to rest up and heal! Take care and hope to see you soon.
    The Price Family

  7. Dear Anyone Who Reads This,
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. It was very fun to stay home for the two weeks that I stayed home. My mom was laughing at me when it was time to go into the room to get my tonsils taken out. I was waiting for 15 minutes when they said it was time. It was fun to fall asleep with a mask on my face. It smelled like mango. I really liked all those comments that you sent me. Vicki, I WILL say hi to Keeton. Dogs coming in was an awesome thing that we did. We do all sorts of cool things in Mrs. Fraher’s class. You are all so nice to comment.


  8. Nathan,
    You were so brave to have your tonsils out and I am so proud of you! The only reason I laughed at you at the Dr’s office was because the doctor said you were the happiest and most excited patient he had ever had. You even had the scared girl next to you laughing. I had my tonsils out in Namibia when I was 21, and I don’t remember having any popsicles, so you really lucked out. Do you remember where Namibia is, and have you had anyone from there visit your class blog yet?
    I am so happy that you love Mrs. Fraher’s class and that you do such fun things every day.

  9. Dear Nathan,
    I am a long time friend of your Mom and grandparents and I live in Austria. I hope that you find this country (with presently 2 feet of snow) on your map in school.
    I guess where you are the snow would melt immediately. Here where it has 5 degrees Farenheit right now it stays for quite a while. In fact you could come over here and I will teach you skiing.
    Take care,

  10. Hi Nathan–

    I enjoyed reading your post and the comments. Why don’t I remember your mom getting her tonsils out when she was 21? And in Namibia? That reminds me that your mom would always send funny postcards when she traveled. Usually, she would make up stories (one time she wrote that she had run into the Queen at Windsor Castle). Try asking her about them one day.
    Christina, a friend of your mom’s from high school

  11. Hi Nathan!

    I am getting my tonsils out thursday. I hope I get a new video game to play while I’m home from school. My brother will be happy when i dont snore any more. Hope to see you soon.

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