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I’m 21 years old. I had my tonsils and adenoids taken out last Friday, so this is day 6 if you count the day of the procedure. It seems that everyday since the procedure has gotten progressively more painful. I am optimistic based on what I’ve read that the pain either has reached or will soon reach its climax. Today was a lot worse than yesterday, and I believe it has something to do with my horrible night last night. I woke up multiple times last night coughing, causing bleeding and my throat feels raw and swollen. My jaw is still sore, along with my tongue. To give you an idea of how much pain I’m in, I was prescribed 60 10-325 Norco and I have 11 left. I have said f*** it to the 4 hour gap you are supposed to wait between doses. The mornings are by far the worst when it comes to pain, usually about an hour and a half or so after I wake up, take my medicine, and start my non-stop water sipping the pain subsides enough for me to function. I haven’t eaten very much the past 6 days. Like everyone else, my uvula is also swollen and its a real pain in the ass but ive gotten more used to it. Everything hurts, and there is nothing that I can put in my mouth (besides Norco) that gives me any sort of comfort. As far as the bleeding goes, i am not sure at what point i’m supposed to go to the hospital. My discharge instructions say 2 teaspoons, which my doctor bumped up to 2 Tablespoons. I don’t know what two table spoons of blood looks like when it is mixed with thick mucus so im just assuming its normal and toughing it out. I am supposed to go back to work tuesday, July 2, but im not sure if i will feel better by then. Everyday feels like 2 days, and it really blows. I am scared to go to sleep because I know how bad it hurts when I wake up. I haven’t slept through a whole night without waking up to take medicine since the surgery. Days 1 and 2 were by far the easiest. Today was the hardest, and I’ll just have to wait and see how I feel tomorrow. Based on how i feel right now, I’m guessing tomorrow will be similar or worse than today, but I am hoping it gets better. I came to my mom’s house to recover, but I’m a pretty social guy so being around the house bored, while also in a lot of pain is tough for me psychologically. I have played probably 40-50 games of solitaire on my laptop and I think I’m starting to see the same distribution of cards haha. Anyways, some of you have it worse than me it sounds like, and others have it better. We are all different, but all going through the same shit. goodluck to all of us!
hi I’m nadia, this site has really helped! on my 6th day not not including the opp and I have never been in so much pain, can’t sleep, can’t drink or eat the pain is just unbarable and I have no idea if its because the scabbs are gunna fall of or if somethings wrong, my right side hurts so much more! any advice?
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Hey everyone, I’m 14 and I’m from England. This website has been of great use to me, I got my Tonsils removed at about 10am Yesterday and since I was still under the power of general Anaesthetic I was fine and a little cocky thinking it wasn’t even as bad as having tonsillitis but boy was I wrong. I went to sleep at about 2 a.m since I slept quite well in hospital and After that I was waking up every few hours with nasty smelling drool on my bed sheets. Funny thing is I cannot lie on my back because when I do my nose seems to get blocked from the inside, strange. I am also experiencing a swollen tongue with each side numb. I didn’t feel like eating today since I was in agony and early morning I took a liquid Paracetamol and codeine but I did force a KingSize Pot noodle down and a bit of Ice Cream. At this point I can’t decide if Ice Cream is a positive or negative factor because even though it gives a slight relief it seems to leave you blocked up with Thick Saliva. Also I had a yellowish tongue this morning so I brushed it and the Yellow came off and stuck to my Toothbrush leaving my tongue feeling Squishy and Slippery, any idea’s there?
Hey guys, I’m 26 from Nevada and I got my tonsils removed 5 days ago counting the day of surgery. They also reduced my adenoids and straightened my septum. I’ve been reading through these comments and it makes me feel a bit better that I’m not suffering abnormally. The only part of my day that I cannot deal with very well is waking up. When I’m asleep, there is little to no pain, but as soon as I open my eyes, not even moving. My jaw starts to have sharp pains. I use ice/hot pads. pain meds, drink water. It’s gotten so bad my four year old rubs my shoulders and tells me “It’ll be okay mommy, I’ll take care of you”. I still can’t talk most of the day. My pain never really goes all the way away. My pain meds take care of most of the pain. Am I supposed to still be having sharp stabbing pains in my throat? I can’t see that far down but it feels like I get scratched or something, which anyone who’s done this surgery knows how painful that would feel.
Also, has anyone tried using cough drops to soothe the throat? Not sure if it would help or make worse.
I’m 17 and I had my tonsils and adnoids out about 13 days now. Worst experience of my life. Day 1 (when I got them out) was fine, throat was a little dry but nothing I couldn’t handle. Day 2 I was still talking but not as well and only ate jello and Popsicles. Day 3 and 4 were the worst. I ate maybe 2 Popsicles and 3 spoonfuls of jello between those 2 days and forced myself to drink as much water as possible to avoid dehydration. I mostly slept both days away just to get rid of the pain, because my pain medication didnt help (hydro-codone). After those 2 days it still hurt alot but I had to force myself to talk and eat because my jaw was hurting and I had to eat somthing. Days 5 and 6 I could actually eat food like BBQ chicken (not the skin, just the chicken) and hot dogs. It still hurt but it was tolerable because I was desperate for somthing other than Popsicles. But On day 6, I had the worst ear pain ever. I woke up at 3 am bawlin my eyes out because of it and then out of no where i starting coughing up all blood. Actually I didn’t even cough it just flowed out of my mouth. It stopped by the time I went to the ER, which was probably 10min. but they kept me there to watch me. I went home everything was fine. I went to the doctors the next day and he told me it shouldn’t happen again and if it did, he told me to watch the time. If it doesnt stop after exactly 10 minutes then go to the ER. If it stops before that then basically pretend it didnt happen and go on with whatever you’re doing. But it started bleeding again that night around 2 but it stopped in 8 minutes so I just went back to bed. Then later on in the day around 11 am it happened again but it was worse than ever. More blood and it lasted about 15 minutes. so I went to the doctors, and he said I had a blood clot in my left part of my throat that keeps popping open which causes me to bleed. So he tried to cortorize it (burn it off) to fix it and it started gushing blood, this time for atleast 25 minutes. So I had to go to the ER to get it cortorized because it was to far back to get the whole clot while I was awake. When I got out of the surgery I found out when he tried doing it again it wouldn’t stop bleeding so now I have a stitch in my throat and I’m back on the liquid diet for a couple days because now it hurts again
I got my tonisils and adnoids removed and my inferior terbinate reduced on june 25th and it is the worst experience ever. Reading everyones blogs makes me feel soo much better that i am not alone and a big baby when it comes to the pain cause this shit hurts!! When i came out of the anesthisia i got super nausious and that was a whole experience in its self. I have a sensitive stomach as it is and i just threw up my stomach lineing…horrible! Anywayz this is my 6th day recovering including the surgery day and it just keeps getting worse day to day. I can barley eat and i drink lots of water the colder the better, ice chips do wonders, when i do eat its cold soup and sorbert ice cream. The doctor told me dairy is bad becuse it creates a mucous lineing in my throat which is not good cause my siliva is thick as shit as it is and that is NOT fun to swallow. I thought the recovery process was going to be like a really bad streap throat, which is what i get about 5 times a year, but boy oh boy was i wrong. I wake up in tears because the pain is almost unbearable, once i get the pain meds in i feel better, but pain meds and an empty stomach do not go well together. If my mom wasnt here to wipe my tears i would probably die…thanks mom!! I have thrown up which has caused my throat even more pain. SHIT IS MISERABLE!!! What i have noticed that has been very helpful during my recovery process is king’s sweet hawaiian rolls they just melt in my mouth and they are bomb as it is. The doctor told me also a very helpful thing which is GUM! not minty or spicy just bubble gum flavor it helps the healing process by useing the muscles that u cant use when your down and not functioning. All i know is i am going crazy and am trying to think of this as a vacation but i am a very active person and this whole bed ridden thing is driveing me nuts. This has really hit me hard and i cant wait till i get better, i hope soon. By reading all these blogs it indicates that this isnt going to get better anytime soon…great…but i cant wait to eat a fat steak, smoke a cig, go for a hike, and return to work which i though i would never say! one good thing is i have lost about 15 pounds gotta think of things positively i guess right! i hope everyone feels bettter!!
I am 24 and had my tonsillectomy on. 6/17/13 I did amazingly well the first 5 days. Once day 5 hit the pain started. The worst of the pain was the ear pain. I went back to work, where im a medical assistant at an ENT office, at day 7…I stopped pain medication on day 6 as I felt that just gave me GI discomfort. I think I regret going back becuase I think it pushed my recovery back since I talk so much. Anyway the pain is finally starting to subside and I’m in day 14. I woke up at 3am with excruciating pain. I had to start taking the pain medication days 12- now because of pain. I felt the base of my tongue and I felt a HUGE gash down there and was wondering if this is normal. The only time I have pain now is when I swallow or yawn. I’m very worried about the cut on my tongue as it prevents me from eating or drinking anything. Did this happen to anyone else???
I am a 17 year old male, i had the tonsils surgery last tuesday the 25th of June which is 6 days ago. The first two days i literally couldn’t eat anything, i had to take a bowl next to me and spit every minute because i just couldnt swallow my saliva due to the pain. Day 3 was better, the first 3 days i was taking the medicine 3 times but after the third day i took it twice, morning and before sleeping. Since i am at day 6, it has been a positive increase by each day that passed which i am glad. The only PROBLEM is that, i still CANT talk. Whenever i say a word it feels like a ball is in my throat and it denies me of talking with big pain. I am seeing my doctor in 2 days (wednesday) for a checkup and hopefully all goes well. I am just worried about my talking or else the swallowing has been better everyday that passed but it still currently hurts.
Damn, Day 7 and I feel like I might be getting a bit better but I am certainly not going to count on it. The nights are becoming hell and my want for A Chicken and Mushroom Pizza with a shedload of chips has increased -_-, also whenever I drink (70% of the time) I feel like somebody is shoving a needle through my ear, it’s sort of a nippy pain which lasts for about 10 seconds peaking in pain at about 4 seconds….Any ideas?
Hi I am twenty years old and am on day 6 of recovery. So far I’ve had spurts of bad pain randomly throughout the day. I am taking hydro-codine every 4 hours and am on an antibiotic and anti-nausea medicine. Yesterday started my awful awful ear pain, but only in the right ear. My left side of my throat and ear feels completely fine and I feel no pain, however, my right side is a different story. I have heard that days 6,7,8 are the worse, but I didn’t realize it would get this bad. Can anyone tell me how much longer my pain in my ear and only right side of my throat will last and does anyone else have any tips besides heat and ice chips to ease my ear pain so I can sleep? Does this mean I am getting close to the scabs falling off? I have heard so many different stories of when they do, but just looking for what to expect in the next few days.
I am 22 and had mine out 9 days ago. Everything was great the first two days. Didn’t really feel any pain. Day three hit and I have been in pain ever since. The first few days I was great about drinking tons of Gatorade and eating Icepops. Chicken and dumplings without the chicken is very easy on the throat and so is potato soup without any spices. I also lived on ramen the first few days. My doctor told me I wasn’t allowed to have any dairy products til after day 6. It will make the mucus even worse for those of you choking a lot. And it is not a good idea to eat chicken or hot dogs because like that other person above, it’s a definite high risk that you will cause your throat to bleed. On day 9, my scabs have finally fallen off but it is raw and I can barely eat or drink anything without getting a headache and earache and severe burning. Your ears will hurt and it’s normal deferred pain from your throat. Most of the people my age who have had it done say it takes about three weeks to feel 100%. Good luck to all of you and I Pray you have a fast recovery!
I am 37 and recently had my tonsils removed. First week I had some bleeding and in fact at one point on day 5 it started gushing out my nose and throat. I ended up going to the ER and it stopped on the way there but I had them look at it anyway. Doc said it was bc my blood pressure was high and I couldn’t get my pill down that day.
5 days later on day 10 I saw my doc that day and he said it was healing nicely. I went to my sons baseball practice that I coach and it a few easy grounders to the players. After about 10 minutes I started bleeding a little. We left practice right away and headed home. It wasn’t gushing like before and I got it to stop for about 15 minutes but then it started up again and wouldn’t stop. Ended up going to the ER again and they scheduled a surgery for midnight. I was needing the entire time and they couldn’t get an IV in me. I told them I had to go take a crap but they told me they had to get the IV in. Finally it was in and they told my wife to take me around the corner and we went 5 steps when I told her I’m not going to make it. Next thing I know I passed out and she caught me. I came to 15 minutes later with 8 docs and nurses around me and my wife standing there crying. I could see everyone talking but I couldn’t hear them. I thought I had just died. My hearing came back within minutes and they got me to surgery. Doc cauterized it real good and I haven’t had blood since. I am on day 12 since the second surgery. I wrote this to tell you all if you are an adult, take it easy for 2-3 weeks. Don’t do anything stressful or physical. I didn’t leave my bed for the week after except to shower and go to the bathroom. If you do start bleeding try ice water with salt to stop it. If it doesn’t stop within 15 minutes, go to the ER. Good luck.
I am looking on websites to see why my 19 year old son is in so much pain after a tonsillectomy. We had heard it was normal but I am trying to understand why. He was ok on days one and two, and since then has been fine until his Hydrocodone was about to wear off. We started taking ibuprophen on alternate times, 4x a day (every 6 hours) and it seemed almost miraculously to help. But today – day 6 – he is in the most pain so far and the meds are not seeming to completely help. I guess he’ll just keep drinking water, eating what he can, taking the meds and resting. We really didn’t know it was going to be this bad – maybe it’s good that we didn’t because his tonsils had been bothering him for awhile and had been inflamed for awhile and I do think they needed to come out. I wonder how long it takes on average to feel completely normal again? 3 weeks?
July 9, 2013 at 12:40 am
I’m 25 years old and am on day 6 of recovery. I had to get switched to a different pain medication because the last 2 nights I haven’t slept at all! I take my pain meds and it wears off in an hour then I’m up all night waiting to take them again at the 6 hour mark. I’ve taken my first dose of the new stuff and it is so far working AMAZING he gave me liquid percocet it’s actually working! I did cough up blood yesterday so we went to the ER since they said any amount of blood get to the ER but it stopped on it’s own and they told me if it happens again get up there but if it stops before I get into the ER then just go home cause that’s the only concern they have with bleeding is it not stopping. I’ve been eating quite a bit of different foods the thing that feels the best for me is Jello I feel that it feels better than drinking water. I have plastic mugs that have liquid inside that you put in the freezer and I actually add about an inch of water to the bottom and freeze that as well so I have super ice cold water and that helps a ton! Hoping to feel normal again soon! Glad to read that everyone else is experiencing the same thing and I’m not alone. Hope my advice helps people out that have to go through this in the future also my dr did say I can take some ibuprofen which was helping quite a bit as well. I felt that helped more than the lortab at times the lortab is what was wearing off within an hour. I was also given an antibiotic and an anti nausea medication to go with my lortab and now percocet.
Im 19 and from the UK, i had my tonsils out on the 3rd July so its been 6 days after my opp now.
My experience with getting my tonsils out is pretty the same, no pain the first day then after the second day it just hurts and feels weird from then on. Started taking pain killers and paracetamol but unfortunately i had to stop them pain relief as it made me constipated and i started to feel very sick. I am drinking a lot of water. So make sure you prepare if your having the opp and get bottled water and put it in the fridge. My eating is normal the same day i had my opp i eat a sandwich and the hospital recommended i eat solid foods as it will avoid infection which i have throughout these six days. I have eating spicy chicken, chips, cereal, crips and more. I have white scabs at the back as everyone usually does, unfortunately i have really bad breath, jaw aches, loads of unwanted saliva, feel tired, sleeping pattern is messed up, white stuff on tongue and discomfort at the back of the throat. Whilst taking the pain relief the medicine made me constipated making me stop the tablets and if anyone does experience this i recommend high fibre ‘ fruits, bran flakes is really good, brown bread’ .
– get plenty of rest
– drink loads
– gargle with warm water and salt
– brush teeth regularly
Im 17 yrs old and had my tonsils and adenoids removed on the 5th early in the morning, so I count today as day 4. I’m having my mom make me a dr appt tomorrow because I’m in severe pain. My throat hurts so bad my ears are absolutely killing me. I feel like someone shoved a sword down my throat and my eardrums are gonna burst. I don’t like swallowing my spit because it hurts so bad so I have to spit a lot, which for some reason hurts too. I can’t swallow any liquids very easily and I have to force pudding down even though it hurts like hell. I’ve lost probably 7 or 8 pounds in the past few days because I can’t eat and I’m a skinny girl… I’m suppossed to take 10 ml of hydrocodone every 6 hours but I’m taking 15 ml and it wears off after about 2 1/2 hours. Then I have to fight to get my medicine down, and its a liquid! My breath is terrible because of the scabs and I’m terrified of the pain that’s suppossed to come with the scabs falling off. So far I haven’t needed any nausea medication but my pain is way to severe for this little surgery in my opinion. I just want to know what will help my ear pain at the very least! Its giving me a terrible headache and I can’t handle that on top of my throat pain.
I am 36 and at the end of day seven of my tonsillectomy, including the day of. The first two days were okay, I felt pretty good. As of day 3, pain got worse each day. On day 5 I realized that even ice water was too cold and hurt. I’ve lost 25 pounds because I really can’t eat. I just drink water, lukewarm, use a humidifier and eve place a wet washcloth over my mouth during the night to keep my throat moist. Mornings are hell, and I feel like I should get better in the next couple days. If you are going through this hang in there. It will pass.
I’m on day 8 and I just woke up (437am PST) from horrible pain. This has been the norm for the past 4 days and I’m wondering when am I supposed to feel better? I keep reading that day 7-11 are the worst and that once the scabs fall off, recovery will be rapid. I hope so because I’m about to run out of pain meds and right now, I can’t imagine life without them. I hate taking meds of any kind but now I’m thankful to have them. Is anyone experiencing longer recover time? I hope not, I’m supposed to go back to work in 8 days and right now, I cant see that far out.
Im 36 and had my tonsils out 2 weeks ago. I have severe obstructive sleep apnea and so have to sleep with a CPAP machine and mask over my face at night. I was just wondering if anyone else is in a similar situation to me as I still have the white mucas thing on the back of my throat, my ears are still killing me, I still find eating hard although I do try and eat normally and I am still dosing myself up with painkillers. From what I have read on the internet I dont think I should still be in this position but would appreciate anyone elses experience before I go to the doctor and make a fool of myself.
I had my tonsils taken out on Monday and its now Friday ; for me the mornings are the worst trying to swallow but during the day my throat is pretty much fine but its just a little sharp pain on the left side of my throat that I get, I am only 16 and it’s the first day that I don’t feel dizzy or sick from taking my tablets. After reading all the stories about people getting there’s done and hurting , I’m not looking forward to the scabs coming off as I’ve heard they hurt ; I was only in hospital over night because of the distance from my house to the hospital was too far incase of an emergency but it was the best thing that I’ve ever done and can’t wait to be talking normally again
Hi , im 18 and i just got my tonsils out July 16 because of reoccuring strep . The first day was fine bt the second was terrible , i was so dehydrated and my tongue throat and mouth was so swollen i could barely eat or breathe. My mom came home and saw me passed out in my own blood and vomit . Now is day 4 and everythimg is going good. I have a sharp pain on the right side of my jaw when i swallow bt its not that severe . Im on pain pills and antibiotics cusz i have all this cold in my chest too. Ive been taking pics and documenting my progress. Wish me luck!
Hi, I am 57 years old, got my tonsils out on Monday July 15. The first three days were not so bad. Then the pain in throat and right ear hit!!!
The only thing I am able to have on my throat is just plain cold water, everything else hurts. So I am living on ice water. This is day 7 and still not eating, nor sleeping . Sitting in recliner at nights. It seems to help with the pain sitting upright. Am taking antibiotics and pain meds but it hurts to take them. See doctor tomorrow, hope this is soon over….wish everyone good luck , and I have been praying a lot also.
I had my surgery done tues am (5 days in including today) and the pain has gotten better. The nights still stink as am sleeping sitting up but Popsicles and cold stuff does help. I got down some watery oatmeal and soup so I think I’m doing good.
What is driving me crazy is this “curtain” of white mucus in my throat. It’s heavy and I feel like its filling up my throat and I might gag. It’s not turning brown and has some bloody streaks in it (maybe I should not have gotten that super high powered flash light….) is this normal? When does it go away? It’s truly disgusting…. This had better be worth it!
I’m 18 and scheduled to have my tonsils out in 2 days and I was just wondering how much weight you guys lost? I’m already small being 102lb @ 5’5″ and I don’t want to lose a lot. I also accidentally took an ibuprofen less than 5 days ago when my doctor told me not to for 10 days before, do you think it will cause problems with bleeding?
I on day 11 must admit though painful experience not as bad as Ihad worked it up in my head to be the worst pain being my ears that is unbelievable and the other pain caused firsy by being given morphine when i told dr couldnt take that or paracetamol and you guessed it that was also given hence head over toilet throwing up . if i had to say one positive it would be keep the ice cubes at the ready they lifesaver
I am a 51 year old female who had my tonsils out 28 days ago. just wondering if it is normal to still have increased mucus, pain at the base of my tongue and choking when eating tougher foods like meat.
I have my tonsils removed yesterday morning. My uvula is so swollen that it is almost entirely blocking my throat. Is this normal?I can get water down, much less food. I am also having a lot of mucus and pain in my chest that will not go away. I am very dizzy and light headed. Is this all normal? I am forcing down as much water as I can, but I am miserable and the liquid Loratab only lasts maybe 2 hours
My name is Mikki. IM 51. I have severe rheumatoid arthritis.and it was recommended to me to decrease my risk of infections .i should have my tonsils removed .When I had my tonsils out on june 27 .2013. I was in surgery for about an hour. Everything I was told went fine. My throat was sore. And the roof of my mouth was numb. I went home. And started my recovery. I had my prescription s from the surgeon and my water and other things I thought I might need during recovery. On the post- op papers it said that my voice may change during recovery. So I didnt think that anything was wrong with my speech.until I went for my 2 week check up and the surgeon said that no my speech should not be this way. Maybe I had a stroke diring surgery. . He said that he had never seen something like this. I sounded like I was deaf. And had learned how to talk that wsy. I was terrified. I left his office and my children insist that I go havr an mri at the hospital. Asap. So I went to the er. My mri is clean.thank god.the er dr had the nerve to say I was faking this. I was furious. . It has now been a month since my surgery. My speech has not improved and I cannot feel temperature in my throat when swollowing .. I have been to a neurologist. My polmonary dr. My primary dr. All say they have never seen this. . So now im headed to speech therapy. Has anyone out there had or heard of this happening after a tonsilectomy.???? I would love to hear some feedback…
I’m a 25 year old female. I got a traditional tonsillectomy taken out July 30, so today is day 3. The first day I had a pain level of about 4/10. I ate mashed potatoes, ice cream, mac and cheese, lots of water, and I take my medicine every 4 hours (6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm, 10pm, 2am and so on) i woke up on day 2 with an ear ache and my pain level was 7/10. I was still able to each mashed potatoes, chicken noodle soup, a milkshake, and mac and cheese.. plus lots of liquid. I woke up this morning and my pain level is 2/10. I feel really good actually and have been able to eat soft foods and drink all day without any pain! Hoping that tomorrow I will feel the same. I have a humidifier in my room that I am constantly filling up.. I honestly think it has been my saving grace. I don’t ever miss medicine. It’s always taken on the dot of every four hours. I will post again in a couple days to let yall know how it’s been days 4-8.
Hello I had my tonsil removed last thursday,its been 8 days now!
I was able to eat and drink really well till today. My pain was not so severe. My doctor was a good one.
But however today i can’t even drink water IT BURNS like hell. PLEASE HELP
Hi, I’m Sammy. I’m 18 and got my tonsils removed the 31st of July. It’s been one week (7 days) since the procedure. The day of the procedure, I was fine, a little sick to my stomach from the anesthetic but other than that, I carried on with my day like I normally would. Day 2 started to get rough. The pain when swallowing was horrible. I started to stop eating at this point. Day 3 and 4 were the worst days of my entire life! I lost my voice, could hardly open my mouth big enough to eat a popsicle here and there, had HORRIBLE ear pain, jaw pain, and for some reason, I couldn’t stop burping which caused pain EVERYWHERE. I also got sick on the third day because of drinking apple juice Day 5 I started trying to talk and could get a whisper out. But couldn’t really open my mouth. Pain still horrible… Liquid loratab only was making me feel sick. Day 6 I started talking again (yay) but I could only open my mouth like normal. Hurt to open my jaw wide, so I started doing little jaw exercises and forced myself into eating chicken noodle soup and mac and cheese. Well, today is day 7, and I’m still on my chicken noodle soup and mac and cheese diet. NO DAIRY. I found dairy products to cause MORE pain day 2. I think my scabs are starting to fall out because when I brush my teeth and rinse with water, some brown and white/yellowish stuff comes out and I get a really nasty taste in my mouth. It’s not the first time this has happened, it’s happened since day 4. I didn’t know if it was normal?
Hi Guys and Girls
I have added my story to the posts previously.
I just wanted to say that this website has been in valuable as a tool to prepare me for my sucessfull tonsil lectomy, and more importantly provided me with all the insight i needed to make a comfortable speedy recovery.
Iam 42 years old and I feel that eveyone who has contributed on this post, has been able to add somtheing of value to understanding the experience and helped to debunk the myths that surround this kind of surgery.
Well done everyone and truly glad this website exists to help others.
Hi there. I’m 39 and on day 8 of my recovery. I started to feel better on day five, but experienced severe ear and throat pain that night. It was worse than day 1! The next day, I went back to the dr. and he said I was ridiculously swollen, especially my uvula. That explains why i was waking up gasping for air if my head tipped forward, despite sleeping practically upright. He gave me a shot in the arm of a steroid to bring down the swelling and within an hour my tongue and throat felt better and I have hardly needed pain meds since! the next hurdle is the scabs. I am terrified that I will bleed to death, lol, but keep telling myself that only 4% of people experience bleeding.
My advice is this: a cool mist humidifier will help with the mucus. I was choking on the stuff for the first 2 days and then bought a humidifier and found relief. The only thing I was able to get down for the first 5-6 days was frozen applesauce made into a slushie by adding water. Best stuff on earth, and believe me, I tried at least 10 other soft foods. Even water, jello, etc. was hard to get down because it would go up my nose! I still experience ear pain while eating, but it quickly subsides.
Don’t be afraid to call your dr to complain about severe pain even around day 4-5. If I had kept quiet, I would still be in the fetal position on the couch wanting to cry!
Also, I know that many of you we’re given liquid Percocet, but my dr. Insists that there is no such thing, so I had to settle with Tylenol w/ codeine, which went down like acid and hardly touched the pain. He then gave me giant Percocet pills which I planned on crushing, but ended up not needing them!
Good luck with your recovery!
I just turned 18 so im at the stage where i just want to do things all the time but my pain wont let me. ): Today is day 5 of my surgery and HOLY COW today i woke up with my tongue in severe pain. like i bit it off in my sleep. I woke up from a 4 hour sleep, which is the longest i’ve slept in one period of time. does anyone know if this is normal or if its a dry mouth? im just so frustrated and want to be healed.
I’m a 35-year-old female. Just got my tonsil out last Friday(sep 6th). The first day was easy, pain level was 5/10. I have been taken lortab and amoxicillion on time, every 4 hours and 8 hours. I read this webpage and bought a cool mist humidifier the night before my operation, so I never had a super dry wake up because of it. After hospita I ate popsicles, drank icewater. Talked OK.
The first night was tough, I had tons of cold sweat, woke up every 2-3 hours hurting for medication. Day 2 my pain was 4/10,ear pain appeared but subdued by lortab. I even ate some eggs, soups and soft stews with rice, veggies and beef. Stayed up all day long and watched shows on my laptop. Felt great, and even did some cooking/cleaning, talked almost normally.
The second night I slept through 8 hours except when my husband woke me up for lortab. Day 3 morning I was dizzy and sleepy. After 1 pm I ate some soup again, I was bored so I got up and did some light cleaning around the house again. The white film in the back of my throat got thicker, uvila got smaller, and yes I have been looking at the spot every hour. Ice water helps my throat, but I’m also on my period at the same time, so I had to use heating pad on my lower belly to prevent the crapming.
I was hoping to lose some weight as side benefit, but I gained a couple of pounds due to constant water drinking and constipation and bloating. I’m expecting the worst days to be 5-7, I’ll post later for that.
Hi I’m 35-year-old female. I took my tonsil out on Friday Sep 6th. I have been taking lortab and amoxicillin on time, using cool mist humidifier, and abserve my throat every couple of hours.
day1: post op, got a little dizzy, took pain killer, went back home. Could talk, walk, eat popsicles, drink ice water.
pain level 5/10.
day 2: had cold sweat during night, woke up every2-3 hours for pain killer. Got bad ear pain, after morning pain subdued and level went down to 4/10. watched shows on laptop all day, ate sweet chinese congee, rice soup with diced soft veggies and beef, ate streamed eggs. Talked OK and did some cooking and cleaning.
side note: got my period on the same day of op, so while ice water was great for throat, I had to use a heating pad on my lower ab to prevent cramping.
day 3: slept throughout the night, except husband woke me up for lortab. I was tired and sleeping, dizzy and weak the whole time, wth ear pain and headache, tried to use the insert for constipation, didn’t work. After 1 pm, got bored of just sleeping and laying around, got up and did some light house cleaning.
I expect my worst days will be 5-7. so far i have not lost any weight, but gained a a few pounds due to constant water drinking and constipation.
I am on day 3 counting the day of surgery and this is very painful. Waking up in the morning is the worst cuz my mouth and tongue is so dry that I can stand it. I am spitting constantly and I ended up having to get liquid Lidocaine from my ENT so I can take my pain pills or even drink water. The sores on the back of my through is irritating me because it feels like something is stuck in the back of my throat. Id rather be in labor then deal with this pain. Ive been eating jello and popcycles and shaved ice to help stay hydrated but even drinking water hurts. Is it normal to be spitting up yellow colored mucus?
DAY 12-15: Right side throat weird sensation, really hurts.Feeling choking during sleep at night. But the Doctor said it’s all in my head, just normal healing pain. After his reassurance, I felt better,
DAY 16-20: It’s better now, I’m back to work, throat still feels hairy, but no pain anymore. I finally can eat all the food I want. Hooray!
I im nick I had my Tonsillectomy seven days ago, the scabs came of everyday when brush my teeth 5 times a day and gaggling with the mouth wash, it help a lot, at the moment having ear pains, having a slip of fluids every 30 minutes
I had my tonsils taken out five days ago and I’m still having pain n my ears are aching like I got ear aches and I have to keep spitting! I can’t believe how much saliva I have!