So, today I saw a respiratory doctor at the request of my CLL team. Due to my terrible snoring (sorry wifey!) and what he states are very enlarged tonsils the doctor thinks I may have OSA (says they almost meet). He’s referred me also for a possible tonsillectomy.
So this could fall into the “don’t assume everything you are feeling is related to your CLL” category or it could be that my enlarged tonsils are due to CLL so it is all related. Either way if treating this helps me to sleep better perhaps I won’t be quite so tired during the day. One can only hope!
This may also explain my constant sore throat and recent difficulty in swallowing.
Anybody else out there had a similar thing?
I did scare myself by reading something about a case of rapidly enlarging tonsils even causing more acute airway obstruction....but as this has been coming on for the past few months hopefully I’m not about to lose my airway!
Thoughts on the idea of a tonsillectomy?