Tonsillectomy Day 6 -Scabs Bleeding?

A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their sixth 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 6. 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.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 Scabs bleeding! : I can only eat popsicles.  That is all.
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Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Knives in the throat. Splitting earache. Huge uvula. …Gurgle

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : At 5:30am, I started to panic because I coughed a lot and when I spit up some saliva in a tissue (which I have a habit of doing to see if there is any blood); I saw a slight hue of red. RED=BLOOD! So, of course I got nervous. After drinking some water, I tasted some blood but I didn’t see anymore and I was able to swallow with a bit more ease. It wasn’t the full scab that came off, but a piece of the scab on the right side. When I woke up, I drank water and felt a burst of pain in my ear and stinging in my throat for a couple minutes. When I brushed my teeth this morning, there was a little more blood when I spit into the sink, so I’m assuming I lost a little more of the scab. I’ve been sucking on ice chips the past few days and it really feels nice on my throat. I ate applesauce and soup today with a little ease. I’ve notice my ears get worse when I eat. I was craving pizza tonight and it was sitting on the counter (my family had it for dinner), so, I decided to be a champ and try it. I was able to eat all of the toppings off of a slice of pizza minus the spicy pepperoni. Let me tell you, it was a blessing! I tried gargling with cold water and even though I refuse to look at my throat, I can tell that it feel fresher and cleaner. Good news – I was able to swallow the amoxicillin today; it feels awesome because if I had to eat another cup of jell-o and medication, I’d die! Fifth day post-op and I actually stepped foot out of my house today. Since we have a huge snow storm, I had to make sure I was fully covered. Nevertheless, even though I only sat in the car, it felt good – it was progress! I was told that taking a warm shower before bed will help moisten my throat and potentially prevent coughing at night, so I tried it.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 scabs bleeding

Tonsillectomy Day 6 scabs Healing

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6 and the pain is just about the same as yesterday, but that relentless ache is exusting. I know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel (and it’s not a train) but when I am tired and weak and freaking out because my Mom went home and my husband decided to sleep in this morning leaving me to take care of my nearly 7 year old son…. Well, I got a little teary.
My husband took a gander at my throat today and declaired it “gross, but healing.

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Tonsillectomy Day 6 : day 6 here and I have to say, it definitely has been the hardest two days so far.  I am spent and am sick of not eating the way i want to.  I have been sticking to cold drinks and liquid meals.  Spoke with my PA today and she said to do my best to keep the scabs on for a minimum 10days by drinking tons of liquids.  The longer they stay on, the better the new skin underneath will be…so I am doing all I can to keep these puppies attached.  I have given up on eating anything warm or slightly solid,I just want this over with!!

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Yeah, so I slept for about 12 hours. But now I think sleeping that long was the worst idea ever! My hot pot ran out of water and I wasn’t sipping on water for those 12 hours. I just drank a smoothie mix every 4 hours to take my meds. I woke up with about 8/10 pain, tried to get up and passed out in the hallway. Oh Joy! My ears are killing me!

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Side note, i have lost like 12 lbs. Probably not healthily as all i have consumed it water, gatorade, jello and apple sauce. Those products are not known for their nutritional content. I have made two healthy juice drinks using my juicer, but don’t think that compensates for the lack of nutrients for the last week.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : The pain is rather terrible today, it was much worse last night.
At about 3am i woke up with pain, it was as if someone was stabbing my throat with a needle or pin
and i woke up this morning with blood in my mouth. Not a lot but it still scared me! I rinsed my mouth with ice water and sucked a piece of ice and it stopped.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6- good morning, post op appt- stints in nose removed, I can BREATHE again :) went shopping at the mall for a few hours after- got home exhausted & later in pain ;(

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Recovery Day 6 (post-op day 7):
Another day filled with pain. Was able to drink an ensure today but did not eat much. Was able to eat some popsicles. During the evening time had horrible pain shooting from the right side of my throat and it felt like a burning feeling when I would drink anything almost as if I was drinking acid even when I drank water. Had to take a bit more Lortab to curve the pain. Looked at my throat with a flashlight for the first time since the surgery and it looked like a battle zone in there. Lots of white coating all over the tonsil beds and my uvula is still swollen very large and kind of sticking to one of the sides of my throat. Could see the white scabs as well.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6: I cried over applesauce and pudding. It hurts to swallow, I can’t yawn and just try to blow your nose without wanting to fall over and die. This pain is ridiculous. I woke up in the middle of the night with a dry throat and more pain than I could imagine so I dragged myself downstairs and forced down some pain meds to help me take the pain.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 :day 6 of my recovery and in the worst pain ever. I thought I was on the mend, only having pain on the one side but then I started to cough, and it kept me up all of last night and all of that white membrane over teh surgery site is starting to come off as well as some of the scabs… is that normal? I am very scared that with my coughing it’s going to cause issues that will result in another surgery.

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360 comments on “Tonsillectomy Day 6 -Scabs Bleeding?
  1. Kathleen S. says:

    Day 6 and it feel like someone shoved a bunch of needles down my throat. What the heck? I slept awful last night, weird dreams possibly due to the pain and meds? I woke up twice with a dry mouth and hd to force myself to drink water but felt like needles stabbing me in the throat. My jaw has been achy and my ears are hurting the worst today. I can’t have anything cold, just lukewarm stuff. Tried a mushed up banana to get some potassium but could only handle two bites. Just been drinking water so far. Mornings and evenings are still the worst. Going to start drinking ensure today, need some nutrients! The amoxicillin is the only thing that feels great on my throat. So sad.

  2. had my op 16th oct still living on water soup and middle bit of toast living on less than what a baby would eat.
    the pain is about 8 eating loads of ice pops. sleeping is bad choking snoring and dreaming I only get the odd hour here and there.
    the hardest thing for me is the sickness still being sick as of today is this normal not been to the bathroom either for number 2 since a week ago getting very concerned. im lucky had no ear or jaw ache. its this constant feeling sick abd throwing up that’s getting to me. ive changed co codamal to normal paracetamol and had anti sickness tablets the hospital gave me but nothing seems to work

    • Kathleen S. says:

      I had my operation same day as you. I’m dealing with the same issues. The constipation is rough. I started adding benefiber to my chicken broth, noticed my stomach has been rumbly now. However haven’t been eating too many solids so that could be the issue. I’ve been trying baby food mostly the fruit blends at room temp. I found over the past two days that really cold stuff is starting to bother me, feels like stabbing when I swallow. Good luck on your road to recovery and if you want to chat or compare let me know!

  3. Nadia says:

    I have declared war against pain, and after that I was able to eat. The trick is to take a the cough medicine with advil before you eat and another advil after. I promise I never thought a sandwich will be this good. Water and a cold/hot pack are the best friends I have. The blood was scary but you get used to seeing it. Scabs have fall off because of the cough, so now that I think half of it are gone it is getting better. Will tray to sleep with out the really strong pain meds tonight, wish me luck!!!!!!!!!! I hope I make it through the night.

    Thanks for the support this site has been to surviving week 1.

  4. Kimberly says:

    I had my surgery on 9/29/14. 6 days later I was in and out of one of chain of naps I woke up choking on my own blood. I tried to grab ice water and peroxide like they suggest but blood was just gushing out faster than I could control it. I live a lone and the ER is literally around the corner maybe half mile from my apt against better judgement I got in my car and drove over there frantic and bleeding. They were good at getting me checked in and seen, I believe I felt so bad at one point I actually passed out. I’m was able to get the bleeding to stop there but continued to cough up massive clots of blood 4 total. They were ready to take me into the OR. By time the i call surgeon got there he couldn’t see any bleeding or anything. They admitted me over night just to keep an eye on me but sent me home at noon the next morning. I wasn’t even there 24 hours. I was really anxious and scared because I left not knowing anything but the fact that I woke up choking on all that blood the night before and it was the scariest thing Ive experienced. I’m now at home with supervision and doubling up on the cold slushy drinks (I’m surprised my blender is still holding up). I’ve been advised to mix 32 oz of peroxide with 32 oz of ice water and keep that on hand to gargle (don’t swallow) I’m just praying and hoping it doest happen again and I get through this recovery. I’m back on a liquid diet for another day or two then I can try mush foods again. I’ve attempted mashed potatoes/gravy twice already first time was awesome the last time it hurt and forced me back to Popsicles. If I could do this over… I wouldn’t of had it done.

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