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. On day 7, most of the excess scabs have fallen off, but there’s still a lot of white in my throat. Very little bleeding today compared to the last few days. Experimenting with extending the delay between doses of pain medication seem to be going alright. Walked around outside, ate oatmeal and rice porridge. I don’t feel any closer to being able to eat what I want, but I’m happy with the rate of changes in my throat. I go back to work (from home) tomorrow.

  2. Day 7 – for me the mornings are brutal. I sleep only as long as the pain meds allow. Usually 3-4 hours, then I wake in pain and take another pill and doze off. During the day pain is bearable. However, I do take a pain pill about 45 mins before I eat anything, because it’s still way to painful to swallow without. The tonsil areas are still barely white. I believe most of the scabs have fallen off during sleep. The worst part about swallowing for me is my uvula. It feels like a speed bag being beaten by a heavy weight. I was able to slowly down a cheeseburger and a baked potatoe loaded with butter and sour creme. It took about an hour and like I said I used pain meds 45 mins before I started. Banana popsicles have been my saving grace. I’ve gone through 3 boxes in 7 days. They really seem to help sooth.

  3. It’s been 7 days for me today and I’m doing well. I woke up in pain around 5 this morning in pain but I finally got some sleep last night. 1 more week to go! I’ve lost about 17 pounds but now i can chew so i have more options not as far as food. I can talk now too, I’ve been talking for about 5 days, it hurts but my ENT told me yesterday at my appointment to talk and stretch my muscles. My uvula id still swollen but it’s going down and the back of my tongue is swollen too. The pain is bearable during the day but at night it’s a little hard. One more week and it’s all over.

  4. This is day 7 for me and I’m in pain ….with exception of being on my meds which I’m almost out of 🙁 ..I’ve been ok for most of the day but when it hurts IT HURTS I’ve noticed that majority of my scabs have fallen off ….to make up for my lack of water intake I’ve been eating ice chips too soothe my throat and aloe water is easier to drink for me at this point

  5. Hello my name is hunter and I’m 15, I got my tonsils out a week ago and I’m on day 7, let me say it’s the best day! Not to scare anyone but yes it’s hell to have them taken out. I didn’t think so but I quickly learned. I lost 15 pounds from this also, crazy to think! But day 7 started with a painful morning then I took a small dose of my meds and I had no pain at all, just the pain of my tongue but that’s it. I thought man I don’t want the medicine to wear off but when it did I felt the same. We will see how tomorrow goes but I’m happy with how I’m doing!

    1. Who ever thought a 49 yr old woman would have her tonsils removed? Right? Well I’m on day 7 and today is the least pain I have been in. Don’t get me wrong, it still kills, but it is bearable. I still have a white throat. I’m not sure about the scabbing process. My ENT is not the best and really didn’t say much on what to expect. All I can say is DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!!!!!!! Hope you heal soon!

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