Courage to Get My Tonsils Removed

After delaying and putting appointments to have my tonsillectomy on hold, I finally plucked up the courage to carry out the surgery and get my tonsils removed.

Like the majority of people I researched other people’s stories and how their procedure went which made me even more nervous as all I seemed to find were people who were in nothing but pain from the get go until about 3/4 weeks after the surgery. Although, this was not the case for me. Everyone acts different to the pain and the treatment. The first night I got kept overnight in the hospital.

I was smiling and trying to eat a chicken mayo sandwich along with jelly, ice-cream and custard! (didn’t get far with the sandwich though). I did have to ask for more morphine the first night to get to sleep and asked for extra ice-cream. I wasn’t able to speak right around day 2 to day 7 and these days were the worst. This is because it is the recovery period. Ice-cream and jelly is a God send. After eating ice-cream, that’s when I would drink a lot of water or mild tea to keep myself hydrated. Also, when eating foods try and do so 30 minutes after taking your medication. When sleeping I had to sleep on 3 pillows to sit my head upright but still got up every night around 2/3 in the morning with my mouth dry and needing more painkillers.

It was only extremely sore if I didn’t take my painkillers when I needed them. You just feel weak and sore. You have to get as much rest as you can the first 7 days and try sleep it off everyday. It has now been nearly 2 weeks since I got my tonsils out and it has been the best thing I have done. I am still a tad sore at certain points throughout the day but am eating solid foods and back to my normal diet. If I can sure do it anyone can! It’s not as sore as the majority of people make it out to be but there is pain. When my tonsils were removed I had swollen tonsils to which I thought would make it worse. Just drink plenty and have rest.

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