Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sleep Apnea Surgery

My husband had surgery yesterday (I'm sure he doesn't want his picture taken) for sleep apnea. It was so funny because all of the nurses kept asking so I guess he snores really bad is that why you had the surgery? I said no it was because he stopped breathing when he was sleeping.

The snoring don't get me wrong was horrible, very loud and hard for me to sleep but what concerned me was he was stopping breathing. I didn't notice it til recently because he used to work nights so we didn't sleep together very often. Great for me on the sleep. He started sleeping downstairs so it was dark during the day.

He switched jobs and now works days. I've noticed for a while that he quits breathing for like 20 seconds or more. He finally went to the doctor and did the sleep study and all the tests and they recommended surgery. He had his tonsils out, his uvula, part of his soft palate, his tongue microwaved (yuck) and a deviated septum fixed. Needless to say he is miserable.

My mother-in-law said he was terrible when he was little. Whenever something happened he was so dramatic about it and such a baby. I told her he's not really like that anymore. He will get up and get himself stuff. He hates to stay down and that's the problem. Also he is so ornery. Luckily with this surgery he is so miserable that he will stay down and rest. He can barely talk.

Hopefully he will be better in a week or so. The hard part is with a 3 month old its hard to take care of him and her and the other kids with all their activities. I'm going to need a vacation when this is over!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh man...he must not feel well at all after that. It will be so worth it though.
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