Tonsillectomy Day 8

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

 Day 8

A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their eighth day of recovery

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Tonsillectomy Day 8
Tonsillectomy Day 8

-Greg Tooke 

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Crying. Just… Crying

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : So I woke up this morning with a dry throat. I wasn’t able to sleep more than 30 minutes at a time without coughing. Even while drinking water, my throat has been so dry, it’s like it just isn’t staying moist. I got so fed up, I asked my mom to go buy me a humidifier today. I know I’m a little late, I should have had it from the beginning, but I guess I thought I really didn’t need it. My post-op appointment is in 1 week and I really can’t wait. I definitely have a few questions to ask him! So, I finally got the nerve up to look into my throat, and even though it was a little hard to see, I do see a lot of gray areas. I thought I lost more scabs than I see in my throat, so I was wondering whether or not all of the gray areas are scabs, or if some of it is not scabs. I was told that it is all scabs, so I guess the scabs are going to take longer to fall off than I thought. So, I thought I was doing really well today and then all of a sudden my throat started squeezing really tightly when I swallowed. I slept for about an hour and woke up and it was gone. After talking to my dad who has dealt with panic attacks his whole life, he confirmed that he has had the same thing before and it is in fact mini panic attacks. Great, panic attacks – that’s all I need! I had one in the afternoon and then another one at night. The best way for me to deal with it is to sleep through it.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : day 8..I thought someone had tried to bite off the back of my tongue and tried to scrape the white spots off with a nail filer…Also my feet were swelling, and I began to have a migraine and vomit, I was afraid i was going to rip my stitches..they had become so big me and my bf had named them “shrek ” feet

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : day 8 today and I felt terrible when I woke up! The pain was like a bruised/burning pain. I also feel like I have hay fever(which I don’t). However it’s now lunchtime and I feel considerably better. It feels like day 7 which I can cope with. Hoping day 10 will be the major turnaround day. I swear this feels like the longest recovery!

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Day 8. 33 yrs old. Thanks for the info on the swollen tongue and the marks on it from my teeth. That makes total sense!! My throat feels much better, but the difficulty in eating seems to be coming from the underside of my tongue and my jaw. I will continue to take it easy in hopes that everything will continue to heal up. Im down 12 pounds. Its going to be hard not to put all of the weight back on. I’m starving!! lol

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Days 8 – today – Pain has slowly begun to decrease, however, it’s remained at about a 3/4 for the last two days. However, my body has slowly begun to feel better. I feel like a human again. That’s a refreshing feeling.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Days 8-10–able to eat a little bit more everyday, but it was different every day. Pudding and mac & cheese were good one day, bad the next. Chicken noodle soup was also good, couldn’t eat anymore jello 😛 Throat still sore, still doing the Advil/Tylenol rotation. Waiting for scabs to fall off, but throat still all white.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Day 8, Ok I am feeling much better. Last night was rough. I had taken my pain meds around 11:30 PM , and around 12:15 my earache was unbearable. I had a problem eating yesterday. I just wanted to eat a Popsicle. I got down on my knees and prayed to God to let the pain go away so i could eat. A few minutes later, the pain in my ears subsided (Thanks God!). I ate 2 Popsicles.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 :Day 8- while I felt really crappy all day long I stayed home all day & rested and this evening I feel just a lil better.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Recovery Day 8 (post-op day 9):
Had another relapse of pain today on my right side and into my right ear. At this point I am just so exhausted from lack of sleep and lack of proper food. I had my post-op appointment with my surgeon today. He said i still have a ways to go but it is beginning to heal. He said my tonsils were extremely large and that the tonsil beds (where the tonsils were) that are now left behind are so massive that it will take extra time to heal since there is so much damaged tissue back there from the cauterization. I was able to eat some of a baked potato today with cheese and bacon.




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427 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day 8

  1. 21 years old..Best day so far!..Deffinitely not back to normal but only took Tylonal twice today. Was able to eat a lot more as well. For breakfast I had grits with eggs, sausage & toast. For dinner tonight I ate a soft taco and took a risk and ate puffy Cheetos. All went well. Made the mistake of trying to drink orange juice with breakfast, forgot it was acidic. Also drank lemon lime Gatorade, forgot that was acidic as well.,but still drank it trying to build my tolarance back up. The only problem I’m having is EXTREME neck spasms. They’ve been getting worse as the days go on. Today was unbearable with them. Not sure what they’re stemming from mom said she would call the doctor in the morning.

  2. 25yo. Day 8 has been the worst for me so far. I’m physically and mentally drained. I had to go to the ER today to get an IV drip with two liters of fluilds for the dehydration. I dont know how everyone seems to be eating or drinking at all. The most I’ve been able to manage is the water for my pain meds and on a really good day I had a small thing of applesauce (for the whole day). Most days I haven’t been able to eat anything though.(today included) My doctor said that this can be normal and just give it time but I’m down at least 10-15lbs and feel miserable.

    On the plus side the fluids they gave me did seem to help me feel somewhat better. So if you feel substantialy dehydrated I would definately recomend it.

  3. I write this with a sigh of relief. It has been a tough 8 days for me. As a 22 year old professional I have felt isolated from my friends, colleagues and as a workaholic, my job! But today, the scabs have mostly fallen off, my voice is slowly coming back and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. For anyone else going through this, hold on! I know the agony, loneliness and frustration but it does get better. Keep reminding yourself of why you started this, and the next glorious months of being free from tonsillitis. Good luck everyone and keeping sipping that water x

  4. Day 8
    Depression is hitting pretty hard. Everyone talks about the physical pain you’ll be in before the surgery but they don’t talk about how lonely you’ll get. I have MS and trigeminal neuralgia (this is the pain you can have and it’s a lifetime diagnosis.)

    I knew this wouldn’t be easy physically with the other health issues I have. It has been hell. It’s been day 7 of no talking, I’ve been communicating with my boyfriend through a white board and even tried to video chat with my little sister because I miss human interaction (texting and social media haven’t been great).

    Days 1- 3 weren’t horribly painful. My Dr. Prescibed Norco, I try not to take it often but the needles in my throat and face are intense. I keep a schedule for the meds and water.

    Days 4-7 have been pretty brutal, I switched my schedule from every 6 hours to 4 per my Dr. approval. I have a humidifier that doesn’t make a difference and force myself to drink 16 oz of water (it’s gonna hurt anyways better get as much in).

    So far my diet has been: popsicles (natural fruit), jello, mashed potatoes, noodle cups, egg drop soup with carrots and celery, protein shakes I make with banana and yogurt, soup broth Mac and cheese. All of this has been based off my pain tolerance, I have mashed potatoes, noodles and the protein shake pretty much everyday.

    For anyone having issues pooping (lol) I recommend some Greek yogurt (it will coat your throat but it’s worth it) and a probiotic. I’ve had a movement every two days or so.

    I’m hoping the pain and depression pass or at least calm down. My dogs help out but I am sad I can’t give them as much attention as usually and can’t talk to them.

    I hope this helps.

    1. the depression comments are spot on. i missed christmas and new years. smh life sux

  5. Today is day 6 (post op day 7). My tongue is swollen, feels like blisters in my mouth. That hurts more than the throat. I’m not eating, maybe a cup of broth a day. Surviving on water, occasionally apple juice, and a Starbucks Frappuccino a day (bought at Sam’s). This is hell. I’d take strep monthly vs this pain. I go Friday for check up, hopefully there’s something for my tongue. I sleep 2 hours max. This is my 2nd surgery, first 15 years ago. Didn’t hurt so much back then 😢

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