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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345 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day Five

  1. Day 5 started to feel extremely constipated so my stomach constantly hurt. I wasn’t eating ANYTHING AT ALL so I felt very nauseas because all that was going through me was the drugs and icee stuff. My right scab came off and I spit it up it was disgusting. My spit because so thick I was spitting my spit into a cup. Which you are not supposed to do! The only reason I did that was because I was not drinking enough fluids. I am 15 and they said I should be drinking AT LEAST 40OZ of fluids. Also spitting makes the area stressed. I also constantly had a COOL MIST humidifier and it was great !! I highly recommend that instead of a warm one. I slept with it on all day and all night and I still sometimes do and it’s been 23 days since surgrey

  2. Day 5, I think some of my pain is due to my mom and her boyfriend mixing my medicines up when the doctors clearly told my mom not to and they’ve been giving me advil. If I die you guys will know why

  3. Day 5 and I’m atill not feeling well. Pain in the back of my throat still hurts. The only thing that helps now is the liquid tynenol that they gave me after surgery. It numbs the pain a little but it causes me to have a bit of shortness of breath and gets me drowsy . I’m going to take advantage of that time to take something down and take some steroids pills they gave me for pain.

  4. Day 5

    Oh my god this pain in inexorable. Definitely my worst day yet. My ears want to explode. My throat just started bleeding for the first time. It burns now. The hydrocodone isn’t effective in helping my pain other than my ears. I want to lay down but it causes me more pain. When does this stop getting worst?
    I don’t see myself eating today because every time I even drink water the pain is intolerable. When I eat I feel immense ear pain as my throat swells.

    1. Hey, this was the most recent post I found for day 5, how bad did it get before the table turned?
      I’m on day 5 now (or 4, depends on if day of surgery is first day or day zero). I can’t bear the pain anymore, and need to know what I have coming tomorrow??

  5. Recovery day 5
    I had my surgery on 6 th of november , today it was the worst day ever , even co codamol wouldn t work . I have been eating , just tasting since my surgery , today all my nerves were awake , my ears in so much pain can t describe it and on top of this i had a look in the mirror and saw a perforation in the tonsil tissue that was left ( like a hole) and after few hours when i had to take my antibiotic ( augmentin , is a huge pill) it got stuck in the hole , try to gagg , vomit out and guess what? the skin ripped . It was agony . I could talk the whole day today , not even a word . Let see tommorow , i am starving , can t swallow

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