A Personal Tonsillectomy Experience

Stephanie Tells Her Tonsillectomy Story Day of surgery (Day 1): Everything was great before and during my op, friendly staff and a successful surgery. After I woke up from my general anaesthetic, I couldn’t open my eyes I felt so tired and drowsy when all of a sudden, someone put a straw in my mouth Read More …

Recovery Time for Taryns tonsillectomy 

I’m a 21 year old female and currently on day 10 post op tonsillectomy. Honestly the days are starting to blur together but I I figured I would do more of a post on some tips or things I was surprised and not really prepared for during this time.  Before hand I would be prepared Read More …

Chronic Tonsillitis and Tonsil Stones Problems

I’m a 24-year old female. Mostly healthy before surgery, except for Crohn’s Disease (IBD). I Had the tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy done for chronic tonsillitis/tonsil stones and problems sleeping (I wake every hour and a half or so throughout the night). I’m headed to medical school in the fall and wanted it all taken care of Read More …

Post Tonsillectomy Recovery Surprises

Surprises After Tonsillectomy Not everyone reads through this website before embarking on their tonsillectomy journey.  I do my best to help patients prepare for surgery and tonsillectomy recovery, but I can’t reach everyone. I’ve had over 20,000 unique comments across all the pages and posts.  This is an amazing library of personal experiences.  Having read Read More …

After Tonsillectomy

After Tonsillectomy – What’s Next? So what happens after tonsillectomy?  Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect after your tonsillectomy. We’ll cover that first day, or as it’s often referred to- the honeymoon. Then the following ten days, the month, and the years after tonsillectomy. Day of Tonsillectomy Surgery aka “the Honeymoon” Depending Read More …

Tonsillectomy Recovery

Let’s start with my own tonsillectomy recovery story. I wasn’t always this healthy. As a kid I ingested more penicillin than a corporate-raised chicken. I was in the doctor’s office several times each year with a sore throat. As the doctor or nurse peered into my mouth, the reaction was always the same: “Whoa, those are Read More …

Tonsillectomy in Adults

An Adult Tonsillectomy Experience As you may already know, tonsillectomy in adults is a little different than the experience of a child tonsillectomy. I think it’s helpful to read about other adults’ experiences when considering, planning, or recovering from surgery. With special thanks, I’d like to share an account form an adult named Sarah. She Read More …

Nausea After Tonsillectomy

Is throwing up normal after getting a tonsillectomy? One of the more unpleasant symptoms experienced by patients after tonsil surgery is moderate to severe nausea. Throwing up, or vomiting, is never a pleasant experience, but during tonsillectomy recovery it can be terrifying and extremely painful. The throat tissues, already sore from the surgery, certainly don’t Read More …

Tonsillectomy Diet

Eating Foods After Tonsils Removed The tonsillectomy diet can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the nutrition derived from solid foods is essential for out overall health and recovery from tonsillectomy surgery. The very act of swallowing also helps the throat recover. On the other hand, pushing foods past the raw and tender Read More …