Tonsillectomy Day 9

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

 Day 9

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

From thousands of post comments to the tonsillectomy recovery forum, I have assembled a sampling of various accounts and impressions of tonsillectomy recovery for each day. Below I share comments about tonsillectomy day 9. 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.
Many will experience depression toward the end of of their tonsillectomy recovery.

Depression after tonsillectomy

Depression After Tonsillectomy?

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Tonsillectomy Day 9

Tonsillectomy Day 9


Tonsillectomy Day 9 : Thank you Lord!

Tonsillectomy Day 9 : Pain hasn’t changed, but something’s different. I’m going walking-So Day 9 was overall much better than any day so far of this recovery. But the pain came back tonight in force. Urgh. Back to the painkillers and junk TV.

Tonsillectomy Day 9 : My throat felt a lot better last night, it was moister and clearer than it has been in a few days. THANK YOU HUMIDIFIER!! The Tylenol I’m slowly easing off of, and the pain is almost gone in my throat. My ears still hurt, but definitely not that bad. I didn’t eat much today because of the panic attacks again, but I kept drinking through them because I know I need to keep a moist throat. I actually went out today!! I went to the mall with my mom which felt very liberating after spending so much time confined to my house.  The only semi-new symptom is stinging in my throat. Every time I drink water it stings a lot and I’m not sure why. It could be because it’s healing and still raw; but I’m not really concerned. My dad looked in my throat today and he said almost all of the scabs are gone. He did see a few small red bumps in my throat, but I’m not quite sure what they are (another question to ask my doctor about)! Otherwise I’m feeling okay today.

Tonsillectomy Day 9 : day 9 and today I was able to talk a bit without pain. I haven’t napped at all today and am fading fast. It was nice to have friends visit me but also exhausting.

Tonsillectomy Day 9 : day 9 (today i feel better again)I had bled quite a bit last night before I went to bed which scared me a lot because it was more than a tablespoon, however I kept rinsing my mouth with ice water and sucking a piece of ice and after 5 minutes it stopped.

Tonsillectomy Day 9 : Day 9 – hallelujah… feeling so much better in myself. My throat still feels sore and im still on my meds., but I find I’m not willing for the 4th hour to come to pop more in. It’s also a little easier to talk today (something I have not done for the past 8 day’s and believe me it’s been hard having 2 son’s 5 & 2yrs) I went to the doctors yesterday to make sure thing’s where as they should and all is well.

Tonsillectomy Day 9 : Day 9/10 is slightly better than the last couple of days. The white in the back of my throat looks a bit more transparent, so I think it’s slowly sloughing off. There’s a red rim where it used to be. Everything is still sore, but not as bad. However, my right ear and the area behind my right jaw are KILLING me. It feels more like an ear infection than referred ear pain, but my temp is normal, so I’ll wait to bring it up at my post op on Monday

Tonsillectomy Day 9 : first day I’ve spent most of the day alone. No much to report, but that is a good thing. My appetite is returning a little bit. I had some chicken noodle soup last night, and tried some mac n’ cheese for dinner tonight. It was a little painful getting tonight’s dinner down, but not to bad. Pain levels are still about the same. I tried talking in a fairly normal voice for a little bit today, but didn’t maintain it very long, it did get a bit painful. In the interest of tracking my recovery and health i will share the following story. Had my first BM in a week yesterday, was fairly constipated.

Tonsillectomy Day 9 : Day 9 and I am waking with a bit more energy.

Tonsillectomy Day 9 :Day 9: The skies opened, and the angels sang! I felt good! (by good, I mean much better than the previous 8 days, but not “back to normal”) I could eat, with some pain, but actually consumed a breakfast, lunch and dinner. I stopped taking Lortab and haven’t been back. This helped get my head cleared up, and also helped with my extended absence from the bathroom, if ya know what I mean 😉 I was able to do some work (from home) and really started to feel like myself again.

Tonsillectomy Day 9 :Recovery Day 9 (post-op day 10):
I have lost the majority of the scabbing on my right tonsil bed but my left side still have massive scabs. my uvula was so huge it was resting on the back of my tongue but it seems to finally be starting to shrink a bit but when i do talk it makes me sound a bit slurred. Pain today is not nearly as bad as it was during the first 8 days. Was able to eat 2 over easy eggs today



363 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day 9”

  1. I woke up with a pain I’ve never had before. I wanted to immediately start crying. I took my regular pills and the pain subsided greatly. I went out for a few hours today. Stopped and got some soup on the way home. Regretted the soup about an hour after I finished it. It gave me terrible heartburn and it kept trying to come up. I took a late afternoon nap and woke up to the same unbearable pain from this morning. I had a lot of thick saliva built up so I swished, spit and scraped my tongue repeatedly until I was satisfied. I spit out blood each time which is something I hadn’t seen since day 3. Worried I might have thrush or something worse. Praying tomorrow is better.

  2. Day 9 including operation day: I’m 21 and got my tonsils out due to recurrent tonsillitis for the past 3 years after never having strep at all as a child. This has been a rollercoaster ride for me. Day 1 was by far the worst for me. I had extreme nausea coming off of the anesthesia but they sent me home anyways – bad idea. About 12 hours after the surgery I became violently ill and threw up pretty much everything I had been able to get down since I came out of surgery. Finally my doctor called us back at 11 pm with a prescription for an anti nausea – awesome. Day 2 I was supposed to start the antibiotics – wrong. Turns out I’m severely intolerant to clarithromycin and projectile vomited that up as soon as I swallowed it. Another call to the doctor and we get a prescription for a sulfa drug antibiotic and we’re all good now – nope. By day 3 I have acquired a nasty case of oral thrush – yeast infection of the mouth making my tongue look as if it’s coated in cottage cheese. Call into the doctor and they don’t understand that it’s not just the back of my mouth where the scabs are. I have to call multiple times to get into them that this is all over my mouth. Finally get a perscription mouthwash for that. Day 4 is average pain – ear pain begins but nothing I can’t handle with medication – I chose not to take the Tylenol 3 with codeine because of bad experiences in the past and stuck with just extra strength Tylenol every 6 hours. Day 5 seems to be one the best days yet. I can swallow liquids with little to no pain while on medication but still can’t gwt down solids. Day 6 was a lot like day 5. Day 7 was bad. I couldn’t sleep all night because my ears were throbbing with pain. My throat didn’t hurt so terrible but just extremely uncomfortable due to the scabs starting to fall off. Day 8 was hell on earth. I had such bad ear pain that I was in tears. I started tasting blood so I started looking down into my throat every few minutes to make sure nothing too bad was happening. This is when I notice a hole in the scabbing where it separated and has now made a tent over the healing tissue. Cold drinks are not my friend right now. The cold drinks get caught in that space and hurt like hell on earth. Day 9 has just started and it hasn’t been too bad yet. I woke up not in much pain – just a little when swallowing and some ear pain. My biggest fear at this point is popping off a scab too early and bleeding. I’m trying everything I can to prevent that. Hopefully it will only be up from here but with how much of a rollercoaster this journey has been – I’m not getting my hopes up.

  3. i had Mono with mine and I’m on day 10 with it now and finally starting to feel it’s on the recovering side, the worse feels over. Most of you may have had Mono virus with it which extends the length of how long it last. Mono with tonsillitis could last up to 2 weeks, it’s pure hell for awhile for sure. But there is an end in sight. Just stay hydrated, rested and medicated.

  4. Day 9 for me and I am feeling like myself again. I’ve sleep all night for the past 2 nights thanks to my humidifier. Off the pills and now on liquid Motrin and Tylenol. My scabs are gone and it doesn’t hurt as much anymore, when i swallow it just feels like a sore throat. I can talk now too. My uvula is still swollen and the mucus is still stuck back there but one my uvula goes down I’ll be able to get it out of there. I can eat normal foods now THANK GOD!!!!!!!! I just have to chew slowly. When the food goes down it only hurts on the right side, but it feels like my from my jaws to my ears it stings so i put a ice pack on them. FYI DON’Y SLEEP ON YOUR NECK! You will wake up the next morning and regret it, because i surely did. This website has helped me out through my recovery and i hope my message can really help some else during their recovery, God Bless.

  5. My uvula is still so swollen! I’m on day 9 now and I can’t breathe properly through my nose. I can inhale, but when exhaling something blocks it and I have to continue mouth breathing. Is this normal?? My uvula is so swollen it makes me sound weird.. when does this get better??

    1. Hi Ayde. That seems like a long time for your uvula to be swollen. I think I’d check in with my doc. I know some people have steroids prescribed for it. Best of health!

    2. The second night my uvula began blocking my airway. Called my ENT and she put me on steriods. Best move ever. I was allergic to the oxycodone, so it was me, steriods and children’s tylenol. You don’t have to suffer! Make the call.

      1. Hi guys,

        I am on Day 7 of my Tonsillectomy and at first my uvula and touge were very swollen to the point were it was so uncomfortable to even be sitting. I went to ER after my ENT told me he will just put me on steroids. Hydrocodone wasnt workig for me. I am on steroids (Prednisone) and Azithromycin and i dont regret it. This works for me.

    3. I’m on day 9 and my uvula is still huge. Can at least see the tip of it now. Was so big before was past the back of my tongue. Pain is very intermittent now but he’ll when it starts it’s bad! I’m grumpier by the day. Thought I would at least have a little energy by now. I’m exhausted. Not much sleep. I had a jam sandwich for tea last night. Oh did that hurt. Back on ice cream today. It’s the only thing that soothes.

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