Re: sleep apnea?
You can't chug beer anymore without it coming out your nose. In fact, eating and drinking in general becomes a bit more difficult, I adjusted pretty quickly. THe surgery is supposed to by extremely painful, but it didn't bother me much. I walked aroudn the hospital after surgery though I couldn't eat.
I only took the pain medication to eat, but the rest of the time I was fine. Protien shakes are your friend. SO is olive oil.