Preparing for Tonsillectomy
I’ve put together a collection of items that I think will help make your recovery from adult or child tonsillectomy go more smoothly. Having been through it myself, and read the stories of thousands of patients, I’ve learned that recovery can be very difficult. The items in this collection can help ease pain, allow you to sleep better, stay nourished, and keep your mind off your discomfort.
I’m a big fan of Amazon, so I went ahead and found each item in the Amazon store and created a link. Amazon is nice because, A. it’s secure, and B. shipping is fast. I also feel confident buying through them because of their return policy.
Take a look through my tonsillectomy shopping list. You may already have some of these items. Get them out and have them ready. If you don’t, consider buying them here. If not, try to find them locally. In my opinion, a humidifier, ice shaver, chewing gum, throat spray, and neck pillow are among the most important items to have on hand.
If you would like to add your own suggestions, please do so in the comments section at the very bottom of the page. Thank you!
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I can’t say enough about the benefits of a humidifier!
A neck pillow will help you sleep in a chair and avoid the pain of bed sleeping- This is huge!
Chewing this icy gum will help with ear pain
This stuff takes the edge off. I used it before eating or taking medicine
Jell-O, tonsillectomy’s best friend!
Sooth your throat while staying hydrated- win/win!
A reader favorite, an old friend
Ice is your friend! These let you position it where you need it
Stay nourished, stay healthy
I practically lived on this stuff