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 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 …

How Much Time Off for Tonsillectomy?

One of the most common questions people ask on the forum is, “how much off from work to recover from my adult tonsillectomy?” Of course it varies between individuals.  I put the question out to our Face Book page.  Here’s what people had to say.  Feel free to add your own comments at the bottom Read More …

Child Tonsillectomy Pain Medication

Children have a unique set of advantages and challenges when it comes to tonsillectomy . Their bodies are not the same as adults’. Resilience and ability to heal more quickly usually means a shorty recovery time, but special consideration should be given when giving pain medicine to children recovering from tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery. This article Read More …

Ear Pain After Tonsillectomy

After tonsillectomy surgery, patients have plenty of unpleasant side effects to deal with.  Swelling of the uvula, tongue, and throat are usually the first hurdle adults have to deal with post tonsillectomy. Swallowing and breathing can be difficult.  This isn’t too surprising, especially considering all that the throat has been through.  Icing and gargling with Read More …

Guerrilla Tactics for Surviving Adult Tonsillectomy

Guerrilla Tactics – Adult Tonsillectomy Tips So you’ve read my top 10 tonsillectomy tips.  Good. Those will get you through. But some of us like to operate outside of the conventional. The top ten are solid pearls of wisdom that anyone can benefit from, regardless of their personality. Let’s face it- not everyone is comfortable Read More …

Panic Attacks After Tonsillectomy?

I was recently asked by a person a few days out from surgery if panic attacks after tonsillectomy were common. She had had one, but never had before. She wondered if perhaps the pain medicines had caused the panic attack. It got me thinking. After reading thousands of stories from people recovering from tonsillectomy surgery, Read More …

Tonsillectomy Scabs

After Tonsillectomy – When do scabs fall off? One of the most common questions I get from tonsillectomy patients is about scabs. In particular, people want to know whether their throat looks normal. Some folks get downright obsessed with their tonsillectomy scabs. It’s almost like loosing a tooth- the tongue just can’t seem to stop Read More …