My experience with sleep apnea surgery
I had mild sleep apnea and major snoring.
In September I had my tonsils removed, fixed a deviated septum and turbinate reduction to the nasal passages, and a UPPP (remove Uvula and widen the upper palate).
My insurance company fought me tooth and nail on the UPPP. Then Finally got it approved. Took about 4 months.
Had the surgery. It took about an hour. The recovery took about 4 weeks for no more pain, but an additional 2 weeks to get my full strength back. The first 2 weeks were brutal. Make no mistake about it, this is a big surgery and will be a long and difficult recovery.
The first 2 days you feel pretty decent. Almost like you just had a tooth pulled and that's it. But by day 3 it ALL hits your body and you can barely get out of bed.
I went through way more pain medicine than I was supposed to, but when you are in that much pain you just want to knock yourself out.
The doctor said recovery would be 2-3 weeks. That's only for the pain to subside. The total recovery is 4-6 weeks.
The end result. I don't snore anymore. My sleep Apnea is almost gone. Losing weight will be give the best results. I'm about 40lbs overweight. I've started to exercise and that makes a big difference.
If you have the time to devote to the recovery period, then the surgery is a good option. This way I won't have to wear the CPAP.
I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide