Tonsillectomy Recovery Day 7

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

Day 7

A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their seventh day of tonsillectomy healing

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.



Please feel free to add your own experience with tonsillectomy day 7.

Tonsillectomy Day 7 Recovery
Tonsillectomy Day 7 Recovery

Tonsillectomy Healing Day 7 Recovery :  Light?  At the end of the tunnel?

  • Tonsillectomy Day 7 :Breakdown. Crying, laughing, sucked into YouTube. Is there no end?
  •  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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  •  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! Every time I woke up from my sleep I would be in such enormous pain because my throat had dried out. Every time 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…

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541 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Recovery Day 7

  1. Day 7- had some great hours today-the nights are still pretty terrible but early morning I feel almost normal. Have not had to take the pain meds today and manage eating with very cold liquids. Can’t eat much and get very tired but I am super grateful that there are times in the day that are good! Looking forward to not getting sick anymore!!

    1. Hey Beth! Thanks for posting. Hang in there. It gets better!

  2. Day 7
    Everyday I think the next day will be better. Everyday I’m proven COMPLETELY wrong. It is worse than the previous. I was so naive to think this would be a somewhat fast and easy recovery. I kept telling myself “Oh, I’ll most likely be back to work 4 days later!” HAHA! This is the worse thing I’ve ever hand to endure. My doctor has terrible communication so I haven’t gotten a whole lot of answers but I am healing extremely slow. The ear pain just kicked in. I can only eat cold and runny cream of chicken. I haven’t pooped in 7 days. Yes I’ve taken stool softeners and laxatives, can’t poop if you don’t eat, right? I am so tired of having to be loaded up on pain meds 24/7 without them even really doing much. I was prescribed liquid and ohhh man does it burn going down. The pain gets worse every day. Today I’ve noticed bleeding but I’m not spitting any out. It looks like it’s in the scabs? I’m not sure. I still can’t swallow, even water, unless I’m pretty deep into my pain medicine. When does this start to get better?

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