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 …

Peanut Butter Smoothies

A smoothie is a great way to get nourishment in an easy-to-swallow and delicious way. Post Tonsillectomy Peanut Butter Smoothies In a minute I’ll share a favorite recipe from my recovery: peanut butter smoothies.  First let’s go over a few basics.  Start with a blender or food processor. The basis of the smoothie is the Read More …

Tonsillectomy Pictures

Images, Tonsillectomy Pictures   If you like what you’re reading PLEASE click the Google Plus one button-Thank You! Tonsillectomy patients often peer into their throats and wonder, “is this normal?”  What they see is never pretty.  For some it can be quite disturbing.  Since I’ve started the forum, the description of post tonsillectomy throat has Read More …

Post Tonsillectomy- A Journal

Keeping a Recovery Journal Post Tonsillectomy   Whether you’re recovering from a tonsillectomy, a broken leg, or a broken heart, keeping a journal of the experience holds benefits beyond measure. On a practical day to day level, a recovery journal of the medications and treatments you are taking can help keep things organized and save Read More …

Tonsillectomy Diet Tips

What are the Best Foods to Eat After Tonsillectomy? 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 Read More …