Tonsillectomy Day 5

Tonsillectomy 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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  1. hi my name its thando day 5 after the tonsils operation I feel bad breath please help me guyz

  2. Your recovery seems to be going even better than mine, which is great! I’m so glad you are not waking up in misery. That’s a hard way to start the day. At this point (days 5-6) in my recovery, my throat enjoyed lukewarm water better than cold. Do you find that, too? Days 7-8 found me switching back to ice water again.

    • I may have been a bit aggressive in trying to eat real food yesterday – I think I scraped off some scabs, and my throat hurts. But I’m trying to go Tylenol-only today because I can’t take the nausea and dizziness from the narcotic pain meds anymore. We’ll see how it goes. I am definitely ready to start feeling better- that may be unrealistic.

  3. I had a coblation tonsillectomy on 6/20/14. Day 5 was pretty similar to day 4, maybe slightly better. I continue to need the pain meds, which means I continue to have nausea, which means I still need to take zofran, which means I continue to have issues with constipation. I tried going without the zofran today but just started feeling too awful. I think I’m going to have to accept that I need to keep taking it and will just deal with the constipation through other means. I had a little ear pain today, but it went away. My throat still feels raw. I can’t see whether I’ve shed any scabs yet or not. Trying to stay hydrated. I’ve definitely been eating/drinking less the past couple of days and am trying to step up my consumption. I had some semi-solid food for dinner (veggie burger patty, well chewed) – it felt good to eat something “real” but was a little hard on my throat for sure.

    Although I’m still not able to do much except lie around all day, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The cool-mist humidifier helps a ton at night – I have it right by my side of the bed, blowing in my face. To date, I haven’t had the problem with waking up with a super-dry throat. Good luck to everyone going through this right now!

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