Stupid tonsils & Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Last week winter finally arrived! When my mom and I went to the gym on Sunday January 3rd it started snowing and it’s been snowing every day after that. I don’t mind the snow, I actually really like it. The only thing I can’t stand is the cold. I know I have complained about this before, but I’ll say it again: my immune system is the worst. Every time there is just the smallest change in temperature I get sick. So obviously going from around 10Β° celsius one day to -10Β° the next means I’ll get sick. My tonsils had been bothering me ever since some time in December, but nothing like this. I skipped the run I had planned to do with my mom on Tuesday because my tonsils were so painful and my energy levels were low.
My tonsils have been a problem for me ever since I had mono when I was 15. I am 23 now, so that’s a long time. The only difference is that it hasn’t really gotten in the way too much of anything before, but after I started running it ruins a lot of training because I’m not always able to run when it gets too bad..
This time I’d had enough! Wednesday morning my brother drove me to the doctor. I told the doctor what the problem was and aksed if there was any possibility for me to have my tonsils removed. He looked at my throat for 2 seconds and then told me he’d send something over to the hospital and I’d have to wait for a letter from them. This was more than any other doctor I’ve ever been to with my tonsils have ever bothered to do, so I was extremely happy when I left. And just a couple days later I received the letter from the hospital! So now I have an appointment there on January 28th. I have no idea what will happen that day.. But I hope they’ll tell me that they will remove my tonsils and that it’ll happen either very soon after the 28th or some time in April – I really don’t want to miss out on Berlin Half Marathon just because of some stupid tonsils.
norwegian winter
Sunday was the best day of the week. One of my best friends, Mari, asked me if I wanted to go for a walk in the snow with her and her dog. I never say ‘no’ when she asks me that, so out in the snow we went! I hadn’t really done anything active all week because of my tonsils, so it felt really good to finally use my body again and actually run around a little. We had a lot of fun running back and forth with Kira (Mari’s dog), jumping around, almost falling, sometimes falling, pretty much doing the same stuff we did when we were 6, haha!
Playing with Kira
Yesterday was a little different. I had planned to run on my treadmill before work if my tonsils felt okay, but they didn’t so I didn’t run that morning.. Then at work they just got more and more painful, and the last 30 minutes of my shift I spent crying. That’s awkward.. Thank God I work with my boss on Mondays and that she is always really nice to me. She got me ice cold water and talked about random stuff to make me think about something else. After work my dad picked me up, we went to the grocery store where he got me soy chocolate milk, vegan yogurt, and some other things I’m able to swallow. Today I’ve just spent the day relaxing on the sofa with my boyfriend, watched stuff on Netflix, eaten yogurt, and played games on my phone. I feel so lazy when I don’t do anything and I hate that feeling, so hopefully my tonsils will get better soon so that I can actually do something again. I want to run!
Snow Gif
Is there any snow where you live?
Have you removed your tonsils? If yes, how was it?
I’m a little scared..
marie alessandra

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6 Thoughts on “Stupid tonsils & Walking in a Winter Wonderland

  1. Leroy Christner on January 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm said:

    Hi Marie
    Our first snowfall of this winter arrived this morning. Not much only a couple of inches but the roads are enough of a mess to keep me off the bike today which is a bummer. As far as tonsils go , nothing to be scared of. I seem to recall ice cream an milkshakes afterwards. Have a great day,hope your throat feels better soon.
    Leroy

    • Ah, I’m sorry to hear that. Hopefully you’ll be back on your bike very soon! πŸ™‚
      Hahah, I’m looking forward to the ice cream part!
      Thank you Leroy! Hope you’re having a great day too πŸ™‚
      Big hugs

  2. BEAUTIFUL πŸ™‚ your area is so pretty with all the snow, mountains and trails, I just love it.
    My son had his tonsils removed at your age, it wasn’t too bad, you just have to get first the first two days then you will feel much better. If you can sleep more it is better..healing happens πŸ™‚
    He has been a lot healthier since he removed them!

    • Totally agree, it’s so beautiful here with all the snow πŸ™‚
      Thank you for letting me know that! Almost all I find online about removing tonsils is about children (who apperantly has a much easier surgery and quicker recovery than adults), and that the younger you are when you remove them the easier and safer it is. Hopefully I’ll be able to sleep a lot! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad to hear that removing the tonsils has made his health better, I really hope the same happens to me πŸ™‚

  3. Final ! This will be an exciting week for you πŸ˜‰

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