Tonsillectomy Day 8

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

 Day 8

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Tonsillectomy Day 8

Tonsillectomy Day 8

-Greg Tooke 

Tonsillectomy Day 8 :  Yes, I can see it.
Seagate Olive Leaf Throat SprayTonsillectomy 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
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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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419 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day 8”

  1. 21 year old on day 7 today.. ear pain have been killing me.. not sure if my scabs are coming off though.. any advise?
    And what can I use when my pain medicine is finished? Have been on 100mg Voltaren “Set tablets”..

  2. I am on day 6 I ran out of my liquid pain meds last night so today I took kids Tylenol. Thank god my pain meds are ready bout to get get them and take it so I can feel better by tonight cause I am going to the movies with me luck!

  3. Such a great site! I wish I would have found it last week when my 19 yr old son had his removed. It has been a hellish ride ever since. Very pissed at my Dr for not informing us of the pain involved. The day of surgery he said, “he can it a burger or tuna fish sandwich tonight.” We are on day 8 and the poor kid has lost over 16 lbs!! Thank you for the tips, running out now to buy a humidifier and chloraseptic.

  4. Oh my god I’m on day 8….. please kill me my tongue and teeth hurt so bad…. I wanna cry… I’ve said all along it wasn’t as bad but f*** this it hurts too damn much.. child birth was easy as hell I’d rather be in labor and deliver again than do this ever again..

  5. it’s day 8 for me now! I’m a 24 year old female. I was in hell until I found this blog an hour ago. Thanks God. It has helped me to much in knowing that people are going through what I am going through. I have felt that it is harder to talk today. I finally held down some cream of wheat. I’ve been throwing up everything I’ve been trying to eat. Today, I feel like my throat is very stiff even tho I’ve been drinking a lot of water, it burns with every sip. But, as I’ve been reading it seems normal. Just hoping to get this scabing process over with ASAP. Its been the hardest to talk today. I’m still taking my meds every 4 hours. I don’t like the feeling of being on drugs so I’m so excited for when I don’t have to take them anymore. I’ve read that a lot of people feel depressed during this recovery process and I can completely understand that because I have felt that way. This is a miserable thing to be going through. The depression kinda went away tho when I found this blog. Makes me feel less along in this. So thank you to whoever started this. So I am on day 8, hoping that I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Please let me know if you have any advice that will help me in the next week of my recovery??? thank you. For those still in the earlier stages of this, keep pushing through. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to throw up. Just do whatever you can to make it through this. Also, wanna shout out my mom cause I couldn’t not have gotten through this without her.

    1. UPDATE: it’s day 9 for me guys and I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and I’ve never been so happy in my life!! I started using my throat more even though it hurt! I started eating and drinking more water. What helped me a lot was my humidifier and numbing throat spray! Hopefully this could work for you too!

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