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?

Please feel free to add your own experience with tonsillectomy day 9.
-Greg Tooke 

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

Tonsillectomy
Tonsillectomy

373 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day 9

  1. Today is my 9 day after the operation. I fell much better and I can speak clearly. I have successfully eaten fish and some food because I have lost little of the weight.

  2. 9.5 days since surgery. So 9 days post op. had a decent amount of bleeding yesterday. And woke up this morning coughing and started bleeding again. 🤦‍♀️
    I’m so hungry and tired and my throat burns soo soo bad every time I swallow anything! I’m worried about the bleeding cause I get it to stop with ice then it starts again.
    I had the ambulance come yesterday and they said unless I’m vomiting or pouring bloody out of my mouth, there is no need to go in.
    I’m so over this crap. I can’t laugh, cry, eat, talk, sleep, do anything! Everything bloody hurts! Isn’t it supposed to get better??

  3. Never ever would want to go thru that kinda pain again my foot been amputated wasn’t even that kinda pain dam was miserable to hell and

    back

  4. Believe it or not, I went partying!
    I only drank water the whole night, no alcohol no cigarettes, but it was so much fun and I drank 4 small bottles of water because I wasn’t thinking about the pain!
    I still can’t eat much, and my throat stings a lot, but I feel overall much better than the 8 past days

    1. Oh woow best news on this that I’ve heard thus far!😀

  5. I just wrapped up Day 6 and I can say without a doubt this was the most painful of all. Waking up in the morning felt like needles in my throat, my ears were going to explode. I went to the kitchen to take pain meds, forced them down and it brought me to my knees. I turned the shower on it’s hottest setting and sat on the floor and let it burn my back to distract me from the pain until the meds kicked in. Slept for about 3 hours to repeat this routine. After that I went out to drive around and force down fluids and honestly getting out is the best medicine I feel great now. Day 7 have mercy

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