Tonsillectomy Day 7
A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their seventh 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 7. 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 7 : Light? At the end of the tunnel?
Tonsillectomy Day 7 :Breakdown. Crying, laughing, sucked into YouTube. Is there no end?
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : During the night I noticed a weird sensation in my ears. It was a hollow feeling, kind of like I have water in my ears and they tend to pop really severely when I swallow. Other than the ears, the throat isn’t bad. I tried eating blueberry pancakes for breakfast and I was able to get a few pieces down, but then it was uncomfortable, so I stopped. The last thing I want to do is rush myself. I’ve made it this far, I don’t want to do anything that will negatively affect my progress. The swelling is finally gone – I think. My tongue and the scabs used to be white – or so I was told – but now my tongue is like a grayish color. If that is normal, I’m not sure, but I’m not that worried about it. I know I’m still recovering, but I noticed a weird feeling when I was swallowing today. The water just kind of flows down my throat now; before it used to touch my tonsils. I know I don’t have tonsils anymore and that’s why; I’m just curious if it is something I will have to adapt to once I’m fully healed. I guess I’ll have to wait and see. My ear pain is still there but it is definitely not as bad as it was from days 3-5.
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : It’s been one full week as of today that I had my tonsils removed. I saw the ENT yesterday and he said I was healing very slowly. The scabs still have not come off and every day seems to hurt more than the previous day. This morning has been almost completely unbearable. I don’t understand how some of you say you eat toast. How do you choke that down? Everything hurts! Warm, cold, it doesn’t matter it feels like swallowing knives.
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : Day 7 you did it! I mean I could barely stand due to the pain. Trying to coat my stomach with Ensure that morning so I could take my pain meds was like aggressively shaving my throat with a million shards of glass. And the ears! Not the ears!
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : day 7 post-op and am doing amazingly well. I thought I would share my tips to help some of you out! It really is important to drink, drink, drink! Everytime I woke up from my sleep I would be in such enormous pain because my throat had dried out. Everytime I wake up during the night I take a sip of water which I found has helped. Twice a day I have done a saltwater gargle with a teaspoon of salt in 500ml of water for 30 seconds. This apparently removes the bacteria and the salt is good for healing. The day after my surgery I had a tiny little bit of toast.Are you concerned about pain medicine addiction? Read more…
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : Had a little bit of a rough night, i think it was due to pain. Not much to update today, throat is sore, ears hurt as well when swallowing, but pain meds are keeping it in check.
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : day 7 post op. Liquid hydrocodone stopped working on day 5. Doc prescribed percocet and I got 20. I have one left and am asking for a refill tmrw. Excruciating pain every 4 hours. My meds wear off at exactly 3:40 every time. There’s no way I’m eating toast. I can only tolerate soy milk, pudding and ice cream. I have been adding whey protein to my pudding so I’m getting about 25grams per day of that which rly helps. Drinking water like crazy but it hurts too
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : Day 7- worst morning so far! Felt like blades were lodged in my throat! Went out for a few hours but felt like crap! Got home and had a bad evening in pain.
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : Day 7-8: I’m not sure what happened here, but I definitely regressed back through all the small progress I made earlier. Back to extreme pain. The pain was different this time, it was sharper and more intense, as opposed to Day 2-6 pain which was constant and dull. Here’s the good part: this was the last of my severe pain, although I didn’t know that at the time. My post-op instructions warned that pain could get more severe during “the final stages of healing”… Boy, did it!
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : Woke up at 3 am in horrible pain in my right ear and the right side of my throat. Felt like someone was thrashing a sword through my right ear. Took meds to get it under control. That pain subsided sometime mid morning but still remained in a lower form all day long and into the evening. Today noticed that the white film on my tongue had begun to disappear. Was able to eat potato cheese soup today and a tiny bit of chicken.
Tonsillectomy Day 7 : Day 7: I have reached a turning point and the pain has become a little bit more bearable. It is still difficult to swallow and it seems my body wants to produce more saliva, probably because I am trying to avoid swallowing. Having a humidifier has helped me at night. I have used the humidifier since coming home and it feels good when I breathe at night and helps make things a little easier. I will be out of pain meds in three days and will have to take a trip to the doctor’s office before the weekend hits, so I am covered.
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