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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  1. Day 7 today, mostly bearable but no progress. Just felt raw and painful when swallowing like tonsillitis usually does. I’m trying to keep the dopey meds down and I managed to get a little bit of food down my throat. However at around dinner time I got a bit adventurous and tried to eat some burger meat, it was really painful so I didn’t even enjoy it and barely made it through. Not sure I overdid it with the food, the drs advice was to try and eat as normal as possible so that’s what I tried to do, maybe too early though…
    The pain got worse after that and I had to go back on the codeine, I’m just about to go to bed and it’s really hurting. On top of that it seems to be bleeding quite a bit, I gargled with salt water and a lot of blood came out. I’m not sure this is just the scab coming off pain/blood, the bleeding seems to have stopped now so I’m going to keep it in check until tomorrow.
    I’m really exhausted, tired and a little depressed from this now. Good luck to everyone.

  2. My 15 year old is day 7 post off and in an extreme amount of pain from his ears?? Any homeopathic remedies anyone could recommend? Trying really hard not to give the narcotic dr prescribed.

  3. So it’s been a week since I had the surgery and I can tell you I woke up today and was able to use the bathroom for the first time(cuz of the pain meds) and so far since I’ve dealt with that issue my throat and ears and everything has just kinda stopped hurting. I’m glad bc I was honestly getting very annoyed at the pain I was having. I’ve been able to eat regularly which is by far the best thing in the world bc 5 days of nothing but yougurt

  4. WHY IS THIS SO PAINFUL!? I feel like i am bleeding out my ears and if i swallow my whole throat will tear. Please tell me this is the worst day i cant take this anymore.
    I am trying to eat a yoghurt so i can take my meds but its so painful, i am also alone today so i cant take my mind of this pain

    1. I am on week 1 today , I feel exactly the same as you did , how are you feeling now?

  5. 36 year old mother of two here. This recovery has been slowly getting worse as the days go by. My husband was told by my surgeon that by “day 2 she should be back to her normal self” Except… it has been anything but that. The longer time passes th epain seems to get worse? And on top of that, my surgeon telling my husband such a thing has caused some issues and miscommunication in our household. I think my husband seems to think that I am faking my pain and I should not be lying around in bed or something and it’s added a massive amount of stress to this recovery. I really hope that the pain will start to go away soon because it’s making life really hard. Having to host a Christmas Eve party last night for 40 of my husbands family members on day 6 of my recovery was difficult. I’m very weak against opiates and I had to remove my scop patch after 48 hours due to side effects causing me blurry vision. I have social anxiety and I eat out of nervousness, and I can’t tell you how many times I did stuff like shove an hors d’oeuvre in my mouth while mid conversation last night only to swallow it and want to die immediately afterwards. When will the pain end? I slept most of the day today after we opened gifts from Santa Claus this morning. Is it outrageous of me to just want to watch HGTV and let my husband take care of our infant and 4 year old? 🙁 I just feel… so dizzy from the opiates and in so much pain from my throat and EARS!

    1. I really hope you reply to this. I’m literally in that boat now as far as pain. I ready thoughtvas time passes bye the pain would ease, but it’s the opposite. Please respond so I can see the light.
      Thank you
      A mom in pain day 7 post-op

      1. Sorry you’re having a hard time. This is probably as bad as it get. It s hard. I know. Try to remember: THIS IS TEMPORARY!

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