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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529 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Recovery Day 7”

  1. The night of day 7 almost all of my scabs came off and probably due to all of the blood thinning pain meds I bled waaaay more than a couple teaspoons. Maybe a cup. Maybe two. I refused to go to the ER to get it recauterized because earlier that day my doctor said everything looked like it was healing great, even though the pain especially at night and in the morning was excruciating. Anyways I hacked up gunk and blood for two hours and when I got it to stop with ice water and a cold compress immediately I sounded clearer, I was in less pain aside from the new stinging sensation from raw exposure, and the next day I could quit my oxicodone during the day and finally had a reasonable BM. Day 7 was the hump. Blood is scary but really try to stick it out before rushing to the ER I think!

  2. Today is day 6 post-op, and it by far the worst day I’ve had. First off, my liquid pain killer is awful. It does the job as far as controlling the pain, but it STINGS and burns like crazy. I take a teaspoon full and drink water, start coughing and choking and then do it again. So, I’ve added in crushed Advil to my applesauce to try to take away some pain between doses. Woke up this morning in excruciating pain. My throat was on fire, my ears felt like they were going to burst and the back of my tongue feels like it’s full of glass shards. Eating or drinking anything cold puts me in tears. And my diet for the last 6 days has been water, popsicles and applesauce. I feel like I’m at the end of my rope, and there isn’t an end in sight. Today was the first day I’ve cried…

  3. My daughter is on day 7 and is in so much pain. What can she eat that doesn’t hurt even swallowing water hurts

  4. Day 7 for me. Figured I’d better comment as it may help someone else. Eaten nothing for 2 days now and I’m down 11 pounds which is good because I was 45 pounds overweight, now only 34 overweight but one suck ass diet program…pain is still at an 8 but only when I try to swallow or my meds are running out and that includes water by spells, just depends on the moment. Ran out of meds yesterday and thank god they partially refilled my scrip because if they had not I would have been “almost” desperate enough to steal meds, the pain is that bad…Hope and pray this gets better before I run out again. Last night on day 6 I had almost 2 hours where I felt really good although I did not try to eat and I thought, this is it, I’ve turned the corner…WRONG! By 8PM it was back in the pain zone and stayed there through the night although the meds were at least working enough to make it a dull pain filled hell… it feels as if someone has packed my throat full of cotton and is giving me sips of battery acid to soothe it… Hope the day comes soon when I can come on here and reply to someone suffering and perhaps put their mind at ease a little. Well, time to go take my interim ibuprofen, peace everybody…

  5. Hello everyone, it’s 530 in the morning here in Arizona. I am a 38 yo female, 7 days post op today.
    I tell ya what… I have one of the highest pain thresholds of anyone I know, but a tonsillectomy is for the birds!!! Not only did I get that done, My ENT also thought it would be extremely beneficial to remove my uvula too. So needless to say I’m hurting like the Dixon’s!
    I don’t understand for the life of me why any of your doctor’s told you to eat normal or how you can but I was advised that eating anything with any kind of substance to it is a bad idea… That’s what causes the scabs to come off prematurely and cause bleeding. I luckily have had no issues as far as that goes but the pain….URGHH! IT’S TERRIBLE! I understand that America is suffering with an opioid epidemic but all they are doing with their regulations is torturing the people that need it. I was only prescribed a 4 day supply of liquid Vicodin and when I asked the doctor for more ( since it’s the only thing that allowed me to get any sleep or fluids in me) , they acted like I was crazy! They told me to take children’s liquid Motrin… Haha, ” ok, that’ll work”! And since I ran out of my prescription I’ve been in agony. If they know recovery is in upwards of 2 weeks or more and know the pain is excruciating, why don’t they give you enough medicine to get you through? I’m so frustrated, I understand this is a painful, and lengthy recovery for adults but why does it have to be, this is LUDACRIS!
    Honestly, I hate to rant and rave like a 2 year old but there has to be a better way to recover from this. And out of curiosity,, am I the only one that has produced so much foamy, stringy mucous that I have literally went through over 4 boxes of Kleenex spitting it all out…??? That was one thing I was never warned about….
    Happy healing to all, hope you’re next week starts looking up and a lot less painful!!

    1. Dy 7 stinks! I cannot swallow even water without pain! It’s almost 2 in the morning and my pain meds have worn off over 2 hours early. I woke up and the pain was worse than the recovery room. I also had my adenoids out and my turbinates scraped. I’ve also gotten thrush from all the antibiotics I’ve been given before and after surgery. The amount of mucus going down my throat is alarming, and I’m told not to try to “hock it up,” just to swallow it or let it drain. Easy for them to say. I’m 38 years old, and I feel like a big baby for crying like this, but it hurts! I took a pictures of my throat each day, and today the white patches have receded a lot, but the red areas seems to be spreading. I’m very concerned, and if it doesn’t improve by morning, I’m calling the doctor.

      1. How did the rest of your recovery go? I’m on day 7 of the same procedure today, I had to go to the doctors yesterday for antibiotics and stronger pain killers the pain comes and goes but when it comes it is lethal and left me close to tears! I was told to eat crisps and toast etc after my procedure I tried but causes too much pain, I think this is a mad thing for them to say, I’m not eating at all apart from 1-2 Pots of jelly a day.

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