Tonsillectomy Day Five

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.

248 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day Five

  1. EmmaJaff

    When I had my tonsils removed the worst days for me was day 5-8! But you have to keep eating solids. None of this ‘soft’ crap! You need those scabs gone!

  2. danny

    Day 5; is horrible pain. I just woke up its 4:33am and took a dose of hydrocodone liquid waiting for it to kick in. The pain is excruciating right now. Today I only ate a cup of jello and some vanilla wafer pudding (wafers was extra soft) and drank a cup kids pedialyte and apple juice. No soda yet. I sure hope it feels better tomorrow. I thought the 3rd day was suppose to be the worst. It wasn’t . the worst is day5.

  3. Lindsey

    My day 5&6 have been a complete and utter hell. I “woke” (never really slept since surgery) up thinking I was improving considerably,my throat didn’t really hurt when I swallowed, I wasn’t too nauseated, I hadn’t been eating however due to the pain being so bad, I had very little to drink as well and was on the verge of dehydration. Because I was feeling better today, I thought I’d be brave and eat some eggs with cheese. I ate them slowly and managed to get a small portion into me before horrific nausea set in which lasted the entire day, into the night, and early into this morning. I realized about half way through the day I was swallowing loads of thick mucous which I believe to be the main source of my nausea. At about 4am I’d had enough I sat in the shower, brushed my teeth, and took my medicine followed by two ginger tablets and attempted to ingest the remnants of a bottle of water. Immediately after I felt the distinct saliva build up that comes with the urge to exume one’s stomach contents. Shortly after 3 painful rounds of this it finally stopped, after almost 12hrs of intense nausea it was finally manageable. I returned to my post at my couch where I had been living for the past 5 days since surgery and tried to suck down some jello, I didn’t get very far, and the pain returned worse than before. I managed to sleep until about 9am and awoke because my parents were awake now, I told my mom the events of that early morning and none of it surprised her (a work friend of hers about 5 years my senior had hers removed recently and has been giving my mom advice for me) today I managed to take the liquid hydrocodone, and just finished a popsicle. My stomach is doing alright, kind of a weird in between of nausea and not. Trying to avoid dairy and spit out the mucous to avoid another whole day of the nausea. Had my first bowel movement since surgery today (have been taking Senna, a natural laxative) It smelled the same as the back of my throat which confirmed my suspicions of my nausea being attributed to ingesting too much mucous. When I attempted to drink the water this morning (before the upheaval of stomach contents) I noticed my throat seemed to “clear” and I swallowed a large lump I’m assuming was the scab, which could have also triggered it, It’s some nasty business. I managed to open my mouth enough (it was very painful) and a lot of the white in the back of my throat was gone, so this seems to be confirmed. At the moment I’m taking it easy and trying to not agitate my stomach or my throat. I’ve never been so very thankful to be Southern, there is always a large supply of sweet tea in my house which I’ve been nursing all day. It’s wonderful, it doesn’t hurt at all to swallow and allows me to stay hydrated. The tannins also having healing properties that help heal you faster. I also found salt water has helped me immensely, it has helped me with pain, get the rest of the scab out without causing me a lot of discomfort and it also helps healing. I can’t wait for solid food, I made a list of all the food I want when I “Get out of hell” a steak is at the top of my list, I’ve never wanted meat so much in my entire life as I have in this past week, I know I have at least another full week before I can have that delicious steak but a girl can dream.

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