24 Year Old With Tonsillectomy Concerns

good tonsillectomy experience
good tonsillectomy experience

Hello everyone! I am currently 24 (about to be 25) and have been struggling with mono/tonsillitis/tonsil stones since I was 17. Antibiotics have never helped, and I’ve actually bee using supplements (congaplex, andrographis, and thymex) when I get sick. I am scheduled for a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy on the 31st, and I am absolutely petrified after reading most of these stories the last few weeks. I also have Ehlers Danlos syndrome and I don’t heal fast or well. I had my wisdom teeth out when I was 15 and threw up blood for hours the first day. I also could not eat solid food for about three weeks after. It was quite an extensive recovery for me. My brother, as well as most of my peers, seemed to bounce back within a few days to a week. Anyway, I’m super terrified to go through this experience, but I am hoping that a few weeks of misery will prove to be worth it to not get sick near as much, or have to pick those nasty stones out of my mouth every day. I know no one can predict the future, but for the people that did bleed, what was the main cause? Not enough water/ice intake? From what I gather, a humidifier and ice packs are a must. I’m not really sure what I should stock up on for food. I am 5’8″ and weigh 118 pounds and really scared of losing weight and having to go back to the hospital. I live 30 minutes from the closest hospital. Has anyone had a bleed and been okay traveling that long of a distance? I very appreciative to have this forum as I think it has mentally prepared me for what is to come, but I cannot seem to take my mind off of the painful recovery. I keep asking myself it’s it’s worth it or not. I will be sure to update you after my surgery.


  1. Yes, I had mine tonsils out and adenoids shaved on the 31st in the morning. I was given anti nausea meds as well as a patch, but that didn’t stop me from throwing up nine times. I haven’t been able to keep anything down but ice chips, water, and apple sauce. I tried frozen ensure, but it burned. I just now had a few bites of over cooked pasta which hurts some, but it’s nice to have some food with substance. I have had my humidifier on as high as it will go since surgery which seems to help a lot. My pain is pretty high, but definitely manageable. I’m hoping I’m over the worst, but as you stated most people have rougher days between four and seven. I am taking oxy and extra strength Tylenol and children’s liquid Tylenol. Please keep me updated!

  2. Am I correct in seeing that your tonsillectomy was July 31, 2018? If so I also had a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, septoplasty and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty on this date. I’m doing really well right at the moment, but from seeing other people’s experiences all of this may radically change. It’s a little early to tell, but I may have found a product that may be a game changer. It’s called Alo Crisp Fuji Apple and Pear Aloe Vera Juice. It has pieces of aloe in the drink. I just kind of squished the pieces in between my tongue and the roof of my mouth and swallowed it. I didn’t even know this stuff existed until I saw a different brand at Walmart. My thought was since aloe is good for burns maybe it will help calm the throat. Aloe has a lot of great benefits. I’ve been doing some other things as well to try and combat the pain. I definitely have the humidifier going and an essential oil diffuser going right next to it with DoTerra Serenity Essential Oil. If I can get through all of this with minimal pain I’m going to write my story to be published on this site My ENT gave me great painkillers right off the bat so that has definitely helped as well, I’m sure. I hope your surgery went well!

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