All at Once!
I am 23 years old and I had a septoplasty, turbinate reduction, tonsillectomy, and adenoidectomy on the 6th of December. I got it because I would get chronic sinus infections, trouble breathing daily, and sleep apena.
Recovering From Septoplasty, Turbinate Reduction, Tonsillectomy, and Adenoidectomy
I am currently on day 7 including day of surgery! Here is what I posted onto my blog:
Day 1: It blew. I slept most of the day but whenever I woke up my throat hurt like HELL. I was very medicated though so that was good. I drank lots of water, munched on ice cubes and gatorade.
Day 2: It is currently day 2 and I am doing okay today. My nose is bleeding whenever I get up to walk, and I had to drain my sinuses out with nasal rinse. My throat isn’t in too much pain. I try to drink and swallow regularly to get used to the pain. I haven’t slept yet. Honestly I am nervous to sleep because I am afraid of waking up in pain. But for the most part, I got to eat and drink today so that’s good. I am hoping the rest of the days go easy because so far it isn’t too bad. I heard days 3-5 were the worst though so I am trying to stay positive!
Day 3: Hurt like a bitch. That’s it.
Day 4: A little better. Better with pain meds of course.
Day 5 of recovery Day 5 of recovering and I had the best sleep i’ve had yet. I am able to breathe out of my nose (well the left part because it hurt too bad to clean out the other side) but so far I am doing ok. There is still a lot of pain in my throat but I’ve been still doing a dose of Tylenol every 4 hours. I even set an alarm to make sure that I don’t sleep through the 4 hours and wake up in worse pain. I have been sucking on numbing lollies and am currently drinking a smoothie because of how sore the throat is right now. Hoping to eat some banana pudding soon but everytime I down the Tylenol, my throat really burns for like 20 minutes or so. I am hoping to just rest mostly today and hopefully the scabs are healing well and they fall out soon. I am tired of feeling like this.
Day 6 of recovery 12:19pm Bad nights sleep last night. Woke up very nauseated and really bad acid reflex. Thought I was going to throw up straight acid. I am in a lot of pain today which is weird because yesterday was pretty good. I guess the scabs are just forming more or getting ready to decrease idk. But this shit fucking hurts I am so tired of being in pain and wanting to vomit. (Update: the whole day continued to get worse. I was in soooo much pain esp. at night) I also had HORRIBLE acid reflux.
Now it is the beginning of day 7 and I feel the scabs and my breath smells soooooo bad. Like literal dragon breath. It’s gross. I am hoping this is the last of it because so far my recovery has been pretty painful and I have been very nauseous for most of it. My nose is healing just fine and I am able to breathe out of it but good lord….the throat…just killer.