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. Today is my week post op , I’ve been hospitalized for hemorrhaging and went home the next day because it was healing on its own. Now i feel like something is bleeding in my throat and I’m choking in my sleep. Has anyone else experienced this 😪

  2. Hey guys! I had my tonsils removed a week ago due to tonsil stones, and let me tell you, this recovery is terrible. I have never been in so much pain in my life. I am on day 7 and STILL can’t eat anything solid. I have gotten down Mac and cheese and velvetta shells down on a GOOD day. But any time I try to eat mashed potatoes or spaghetti-os or even cheddar broccoli soup it feels like knives in my throat. I have cried because I am so sick of being in so much pain and not being able to eat anything besides popsicles and sherbert. And I can barely talk! Have to talk through my teeth since it hurts too much, and I sound so weird. Is there really a light at the end of the tunnel because I just don’t see it! I know it will be all worth it in the end because no more tonsil stones and bad breath and I was very lucky to be referred to a ENT doctor who said if you want them out I’ll take them out but god does it hurt. I keep up on my fluids that’s no problem. I just wish the worst of it was over because I am to return back to work on Monday (even though I talked to my boss and asked for Monday off also). Anyways, that’s my story! Hope you all get through this recovery!

  3. Day 7- morning woke up from my sleep with shooting pain, also pain my lower jaws and to my ears, my throat feels really swollen..

  4. UK patient 57 day 7

    Woke to left side pain in throat and ears, more than usual. So tired. Yawning and coughing is a killer. Trying to drink more water, and eat more normal foods. Definitely not easy. How people with commitments carry on i don’t know, I can hardly get out of bed. Shouldn’t this be getting better now??

  5. Thank you for the response

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