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(Yahoo)   Tonsil surgery linked to weight gain in children under 6. Well duh, who wouldn't gain weight eating nothing but ice cream for a month?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 34
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2012-09-12 04:28:46 PM  
Ice cream after tonsil surgery is the big lie. What they don't tell you is that you won't want to eat the ice cream after.
 
2012-09-12 04:48:27 PM  

basemetal: Ice cream after tonsil surgery is the big lie. What they don't tell you is that you won't want to eat the ice cream after.


Yep. Also, I call bullshiat on TFA. I had mine taken out at 4 and am tiny. My neighbor as a kid, same thing.
 
2012-09-12 07:09:25 PM  
Hint: when you've healed, stop eating the ice cream and go play outside.
 
2012-09-12 07:10:15 PM  
"And besides, you must ultimately be fitted for C.H.I.P., so shape up, fattie!"
 
2012-09-12 07:10:27 PM  
Jenny McCarthy!!!!! She knows!!!!! Tonsil surgery is a lie! She let her kids tonsils explode and they're perfectly potato!
 
2012-09-12 07:14:19 PM  
Jenny McCarthy is not a reputable source for medical expertise.
 
2012-09-12 07:19:26 PM  
And probably while your tonsils were hurting, you weren't eating a lot. So, you lost weight. After surgery, you can eat again, so you gain weight.
 
2012-09-12 07:19:52 PM  
The only thing I remember about getting my tonsils out at 5 years old was having a tube sticking into my arm.
 
2012-09-12 07:22:09 PM  

Julieahni: And probably while your tonsils were hurting, you weren't eating a lot. So, you lost weight. After surgery, you can eat again, so you gain weight.


Weight is a common refrain: how much do you weigh in diollars?

P.S. I know how to spell quite nicely, actually.

P.P.S. I spell for effect, you? I expect a skill deficit...
 
2012-09-12 07:28:29 PM  

basemetal: Ice cream after tonsil surgery is the big lie. What they don't tell you is that you won't want to eat the ice cream after.


Same here.. I was soooooo wanting that ice cream!!!!!! Brought me in a nice "cup" of chocolate ice cream, took a spoonful and asked WiTF that shiat was?!?!? taste buds were so screwed up it tasted worse than Brussel sprouts!!!
Brought in vanilla... not any better... so wound up with just water, Sprite or Coke with dinner for "cold" stuff...
 
2012-09-12 07:31:20 PM  

Rufus Lee King: "Ice cream, we're gonna eat ICE CREAM!"

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I idolize Dr. Cosby.

"Doctor of Comedy, he ice-creamed."
 
2012-09-12 07:32:37 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: basemetal: Ice cream after tonsil surgery is the big lie. What they don't tell you is that you won't want to eat the ice cream after.

Yep. Also, I call bullshiat on TFA. I had mine taken out at 4 and am tiny. My neighbor as a kid, same thing.


Agree on both accounts. I NEVER got Ice Cream and I was scrawny. I'm still mad at Bill Cosby's lying arse...
 
2012-09-12 07:34:37 PM  

Indubitably: Rufus Lee King: "Ice cream, we're gonna eat ICE CREAM!"

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I idolize Dr. Cosby.

"Doctor of Comedy, he ice-creamed."


And even more so, a father-figure, for my family suxxors, and as a latch-key kid, Mr. Cosby helped me, among many tangible others, to learn what it means to be a modern man, a modern father, a modern meaningful entity in my world. Thank you, Sir Cosby.

*bow*
 
2012-09-12 07:35:08 PM  
Well, I have never had my tonsils removed, but I did have hypospadia surgery when I was young. There was no ice cream, but the nurses really did pay an inordinate amount of attention to my cock.
 
2012-09-12 07:35:38 PM  
My daughter had it done over a year ago and she is still a toothpick
 
2012-09-12 07:41:54 PM  
I had mine taken out at 29 after a few too many bouts with infections.
Doc said they were shredded to bits and the worst he'd ever seen.
Had to put me under a second time to stop the bleeding.
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2012-09-12 08:01:46 PM  

URAPNIS: I had mine taken out at 29 after a few too many bouts with infections.
Doc said they were shredded to bits and the worst he'd ever seen.
Had to put me under a second time to stop the bleeding.
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Icees are cheaper in calories, no?
 
2012-09-12 08:08:46 PM  

basemetal: Ice cream after tonsil surgery is the big lie. What they don't tell you is that you won't want to eat the ice cream after.


Granted, it was years ago but I seem to remember wanting soup. Warm broth felt much more soothing to my ten-year old throat than freezing cold, hard ice cream.


Indubitably: Indubitably: Rufus Lee King: "Ice cream, we're gonna eat ICE CREAM!"

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 499x500]

I idolize Dr. Cosby.

"Doctor of Comedy, he ice-creamed."

And even more so, a father-figure, for my family suxxors, and as a latch-key kid, Mr. Cosby helped me, among many tangible others, to learn what it means to be a modern man, a modern father, a modern meaningful entity in my world. Thank you, Sir Cosby.

*bow*

That man is both a hero and a national treasure. And under appreciated in this day and age... glad I'm not the only one who loves the Cos.
 
2012-09-12 08:42:38 PM  
I'm glad I wasn't the only one lied to about the ice cream. I was 10 and they didn't tell me that I wouldn't be able to eat anything solid for a week.
 
2012-09-12 08:59:02 PM  

URAPNIS: I had mine taken out at 29 after a few too many bouts with infections.
Doc said they were shredded to bits and the worst he'd ever seen.
Had to put me under a second time to stop the bleeding.
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[thecommontarte.files.wordpress.com image 385x336]


Had mine taken out at 23 after a lifetime of tonsillitis and other fun upper respiratory infections. (The surgeon said "Ewww!" the first time he saw them.) After surgery, Popsicles, Flavor-ice and Otter pops were the best because I could push them back against the sore area and let them numb everything. The Darvocet was good too.
 
2012-09-12 09:00:14 PM  
I had my tonsils removed before I was 2 years old because I couldn't swallow food properly. I've been skinny my whole life.

/I know, anecdotes =/= evidence
 
2012-09-12 09:14:42 PM  
Had Mine taken out at 27 after an incident involving a blast of "burned" refrigerants in the face (look it up, burning R22 forms aldehydes or something, which are really not pleasant around mucous membranes) I'm a stereotypical plumber, a large man. I lost 40 pounds in the following month and a year later havent put it back on yet. you just can't eat a damn thing for a good month.
 
2012-09-12 09:17:25 PM  
The reason kids put weight on after getting their tonsils and adenoids out is that they're no longer chronically sick afterwards. I had mine out at 5 but still had a bit of baby fat on me, but my brother had his out at 15 and put on about 10 pounds or so immediately afterwards, and he was a cross country runner, too.
 
2012-09-12 09:44:16 PM  

Rufus Lee King: "Ice cream, we're gonna eat ICE CREAM!"

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Link
 
2012-09-12 09:45:36 PM  

StrikitRich: The reason kids put weight on after getting their tonsils and adenoids out is that they're no longer chronically sick afterwards. I had mine out at 5 but still had a bit of baby fat on me, but my brother had his out at 15 and put on about 10 pounds or so immediately afterwards, and he was a cross country runner, too.


Sounds like you read the same article I did.
 
2012-09-12 09:46:31 PM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-12 10:58:41 PM  
I'm 25 and I got mine out today, actually. Even farking popsicles hurt. This hydrocodone/acetaminophen mixture is only barely taking the edge off.

Oh well, on the bright side, maybe I'll finally lose some of my beer gut.
 
2012-09-13 12:08:29 AM  

Indubitably: Rufus Lee King: "Ice cream, we're gonna eat ICE CREAM!"

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 499x500]

I idolize Dr. Cosby.

"Doctor of Comedy, he ice-creamed."


bearsbearsbears

I was around 9 or 10 when my grandpa introduced me to the concept of comedy with Wonderfulness. There's just something special about the kind of comedy that can have both a 10 year old and a 58 year old laughing like loons. And the replay value is amazing. I've probably listened to his albums a dozen times each and I could cue one up right now and be entertained. One sentence can usually trigger a full recall of a skit. Ain't no chicken heart gonna get me! Heck, one word does it for some. Riiiiight! Eggs!
 
2012-09-13 12:43:36 AM  
Excising the tonsils is stupid with a capital S. Tonsils are a huge part of the Lymphatic System and Immune System.

But good for about $6,000 - $9,000 a pop these days. Easy money.
 
2012-09-13 02:09:57 AM  

the_colors: I'm 25 and I got mine out today, actually. Even farking popsicles hurt. This hydrocodone/acetaminophen mixture is only barely taking the edge off.

Oh well, on the bright side, maybe I'll finally lose some of my beer gut.


Take care of yourself, get lots of sleep, and let others take care of you, too. If the meds don't work, ask for something stronger. I went from codeine to Darvocet; instant relief. This will be two weeks of the worst sore throat you've ever had, and then you'll be okay. Take care!
 
2012-09-13 04:20:36 AM  
My daughter goes in this monday is under 6 and built like a Racing Snake. part of the reason she is so thin is due to the constant throat infections. frankly I'd be happy if she gained some weight but I doubt she'd ever be clinically obese because of this.
 
2012-09-13 05:25:57 AM  
Count me as another that had his tonsils and adenoids out at around age 5 (no ice cream...Jell-O), and I also went from normal weight to overweight after. I still remember waking up in the recovery room, being really, *really* thirsty and asking for some water. Then being pissed because they only gave me a really small cup of it.
 
2012-09-13 10:29:47 AM  
Happened to the neighbor kid. Skinny kid. Got his tonsils out around 5 1/2 or 6 years old, had to start buying "husky" sizes.
 
2012-09-13 12:23:01 PM  

Miss Stein: the_colors: I'm 25 and I got mine out today, actually. Even farking popsicles hurt. This hydrocodone/acetaminophen mixture is only barely taking the edge off.

Oh well, on the bright side, maybe I'll finally lose some of my beer gut.

Take care of yourself, get lots of sleep, and let others take care of you, too. If the meds don't work, ask for something stronger. I went from codeine to Darvocet; instant relief. This will be two weeks of the worst sore throat you've ever had, and then you'll be okay. Take care!


Thanks! May be taking your advice on the meds. Good grief.
 
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