Tonsillectomy Day Five

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

 Day 5

A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their fifth day of recovery

From thousands of post comments to the tonsillectomy recovery forum, I have assembled a sampling of various accounts and impressions of tonsillectomy recovery for each day. Below I share comments about tonsillectomy day 5. These comments are taken from tonsillectomy patients who were kind enough to share their experiences to help others as they navigate the bumpy road of tonsillectomy recovery.

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Tonsillectomy Day 5

Tonsillectomy Day 5

  • Tonsillectomy Day 5 :  Can I take the pain killers every two hours?
  •  Oh God. PAIN. …And why am I constipated??
  •  So, the pain is a little better today. I took Tylenol at 2:00am and didn’t need it again until 12:00pm – I’d consider that progress! The coughing is still present. I’m trying to avoid it, but it’s harder than you think. There isn’t much to say about today. I’m talking a little more, but don’t want to strain my voice even more, so I’m still writing a lot down. I had soup again today and canned peaches are awesome – even though I had to puree them. All in all, the throat is feeling okay; the ears – still painful.
  •  Day 5 and so far it has been pretty tolerable
  • Day 5: so today i woke up feeling pretty good, my throat was a little tender but once i took the meds the pain was almost gone and i didn’t need to have any ice or Popsicles. i ate some noodles and pesto sauce. drank water and coca-cola and had some ice cream. I ate potato smileys for dinner. they went down pretty well although thier was a little pain but once i drank some pop it went away. The scabs fell off today as well and i didn’t feel it at all just the occasional tickle and i could feel them hanging down but then i looked in the mirror and they were just gone, so i’m assuming that i just swallowed them :s ( kinda gross)
  • Day 5 and still not getting better. When does it start getting better?! Im nauseous all the time because I have no food in my stomach but i have to take my pain meds because the pain is incredible! I started out weighing apprx 108lbs and weighed myself today and I weigh 101lbs. I hope I dont lose much more. This is depressing
  • Day 5 for me and definitely the worst day yet…woke up so nauseated and was so nervous about throwing up and ripping a scab a hold of my doctor who ordered me some anti Nausea med’s
  • Day 5. I’m very thankful that I’ve had a great recovery so far. No major pain other than a sore throat. Today I substituted a dose of the Hydrocodone for a dose of ibuprofen and am doing well. I’ve been eating since the very first day (applesauce, grits, milkshake)
  • Day 5 and I had my best night sleep yet last night. Had to stop by Drs office yesterday. My tongue felt swollen and getting a lot of itching with the Roxicet. He said I was doing fine. Still taking Benadryl at night though. I find if I talk I pay for it later on so trying to talk as little as possible. Went to my office for an hour to do payroll but had to leave as I wanted to talk. Still eating good and no stomach issues at all. Hoping to get out of the house tomorrow even just to take a short walk.
  • Throat is a little more tender today, and ears hurt when i swallow now. From what i have read/heard it is just the progression of the healing.
  • Day 5-7–nothing exciting to tell, tried to eat a few more interesting things, but throat hurt too much since I wasn’t taking pain meds. Soft boiled eggs were my friend. Getting bored being home by myself all day so I went shopping for an hour and had to come home and take a nap!
  • day 5 and so far it has been pretty tolerable. First day I had only soft food and lots of coke and water but from day 2 I ate normally. Doctor prescribed Voltaren 100mg suppositories which works like a charm for 8 hours, the 4 hours before the next dose however is excrutiating to say the least.
  •  Day 5- horrible morning, good during day.
  •  Recovery Day 5 (post-op day 6):This day was pretty much a blur. More pain and not a lot of food or water. Was in too much agony to do much of anything. Taking the liquid Tylenol and chasing it with a teaspoon of lortab each dose time.
  • Tonsillectomy Day 5 : Day 5: I am still trying to just get through the day. I sleep much better at night and have noticed a major difference in how I feel; I have more energy and I feel rested after sleeping. I cried today over mashed potatoes and small curd cottage cheese. I am not a happy camper.

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October 19, 2016 7:06 am

Day 5 – I woke up at 4am to go toilet and was in pain I coughed and lots of blood come up and it just kept coming but eventually stopped after about 100mls came out, went to a&e they took blood tests and the doctor had a look he said I bursted a blood vessel but it was looking much better. Blood tests came back normal so was sent home around 7.30am went home to sleep and kept taking meds ate soft things spaghetti on toast was lovely and some orange juice. It’s been the worst day so far but it is barerable

Kilina Zambrowska
October 8, 2016 4:31 am

Day five for me today… hurts to swallow, but I’m trying to stay off pain meds for a little, I got too dependent on day 2 & 3. I found that lightly massaging my throat where it hurt the most helps. Sleep is impossible, but I’ve been talking. Spitting into the trash so I don’t have to swallow is 100% amazing. Feel like there’s some spit between my nasal cavity and my esophagus.

July 4, 2016 12:11 am

BayBeBluu here, hello everyone!
I majorly messed up by not waking up to take my Pain meds and ended up sleeping a whole 7 hours last night. Needless to say, my throat was ON FIRE when I awoke this morning. I’m 32, my doctor advised this recovery may be a long one since I’m older. Starting this adventure out I invested in a couple things. First off you absolutely need an area to lounge, were you’ll get complete silence and at least 10 days to recover in peace. You’ll also need a couple Ice packs, to rotate out when yours melts. Humidifier is a smart move, put it as close to your lounge area as possible. Tissues. When you cough spit it into your tissue to check for blood. Heating pad. Today was the first day my ears hurt. Felt like splitting inside my head, not pleasant. When your ears begin to burn, put the heating pad in your pillowcase. Turn your head around every once in awhile, it works wonders and feels amazing. I hadn’t been in much pain, but I’d also been taking the Percocet and Tylenol on time as prescribed except for this morning. The key to keeping the pain at bay is KEEPING HYDRATED. Water is always best, even if it hurts. If your nauseous contact your doc for some meds that help with nausea so you can keep the water down. Once you can keep water and popsicles down start with Luke warm stock broth. Rich in Vitamins this will give your body a bit of strength. Luke warm, anything warmer could burn your throat. On day 2 I ate chicken and stars and drank the broth Luke warm. Felt good to have food in my tummy. You’ll know what your body can handle. If it feels weird or hurts then stop. Take your time, this is a big deal for us adults… I rested and binge watched Game of Thrones, ate dole fruit popsicles, kept an ice pack tucked under my chin and slept. A bunch. Keep away from lactose for at least 10 days, as this can cause a thick mucus to cover your scabs, making them soggy and easily torn. This experience has been good for me so far. Ohh yea, I have a bell to summon my kids or husband. Its AWESOME. 😉