Tonsillectomy Recovery Day 7

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

Day 7

A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their seventh day of tonsillectomy healing

I have assembled a sampling of various accounts and impressions of tonsillectomy recovery for each day. Below I share comments about tonsillectomy day 7. 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.



Please feel free to add your own experience with tonsillectomy day 7.

Tonsillectomy Day 7 Recovery
Tonsillectomy Day 7 Recovery

Tonsillectomy Healing Day 7 Recovery :  Light?  At the end of the tunnel?

  • Tonsillectomy Day 7 :Breakdown. Crying, laughing, sucked into YouTube. Is there no end?
  •  During the night I noticed a weird sensation in my ears. It was a hollow feeling, kind of like I have water in my ears and they tend to pop really severely when I swallow. Other than the ears, the throat isn’t bad. I tried eating blueberry pancakes for breakfast and I was able to get a few pieces down, but then it was uncomfortable, so I stopped. The last thing I want to do is rush myself. I’ve made it this far, I don’t want to do anything that will negatively affect my progress. The swelling is finally gone – I think. My tongue and the scabs used to be white – or so I was told – but now my tongue is like a grayish color. If that is normal, I’m not sure, but I’m not that worried about it. I know I’m still recovering, but I noticed a weird feeling when I was swallowing today. The water just kind of flows down my throat now; before it used to touch my tonsils. I know I don’t have tonsils anymore and that’s why; I’m just curious if it is something I will have to adapt to once I’m fully healed. I guess I’ll have to wait and see. My ear pain is still there but it is definitely not as bad as it was from days 3-5.
  • It’s been one full week as of today that I had my tonsils removed. I saw the ENT yesterday and he said I was healing very slowly. The scabs still have not come off and every day seems to hurt more than the previous day. This morning has been almost completely unbearable. I don’t understand how some of you say you eat toast. How do you choke that down? Everything hurts! Warm, cold, it doesn’t matter it feels like swallowing knives.
  • Day 7 you did it! I mean I could barely stand due to the pain. Trying to coat my stomach with Ensure that morning so I could take my pain meds was like aggressively shaving my throat with a million shards of glass. And the ears! Not the ears!
  •  day 7 post-op and am doing amazingly well. I thought I would share my tips to help some of you out! It really is important to drink, drink, drink! Every time I woke up from my sleep I would be in such enormous pain because my throat had dried out. Every time I wake up during the night I take a sip of water which I found has helped. Twice a day I have done a saltwater gargle with a teaspoon of salt in 500ml of water for 30 seconds. This apparently removes the bacteria and the salt is good for healing. The day after my surgery I had a tiny little bit of toast.Are you concerned about pain medicine addiction? Read more…

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  1. This is day 7 for me and it is the worse pain of my life! It even hurts to take the pain medicine and when I drink water I feel like there is a thousand knifes in my throat. I want to call the doctor but I feel that there is really nothing they can do. I just continue to stay in prayer and trying to make myself swallow. I’m am thankful to the various formes I have read, now I don’t feel so alone.

  2. Well today is day 7 for me and I finally feel like a normal human being. It’s my first day without narcotics! just ibuprofen. I think a scab came off as I was inhaling mac n cheese. One side feels different, but I’m not sure bcuz my mouth is too sore to open it all the way. No blood though so that’s a good sign.

  3. Day 7 is utter torture so far. At this point i’m so drained i’m tempted to just go back into the hospital. My throat got so swollen this morning that I literally had to choke down my liquid tyonel. I’m sincerely trying to drink, it just hurts so much . My ears have been tormenting me for the past four days, and by now i’m to tired to cry. I just stare off into space and wonder why any human should ever be put through this. Food haha, everything hurts. Jello hurts, applesauce hurts, mash potatoes drove me to tears. I have managed to get down roughly five spoonfuls of Ice cream, but today the pain is to much and I know I won’t be eating. And as far as liquids go its me and my sprite. I just want to get better and have this over with. I am tortured and so so tired of hurting.

    1. Sorry you are feeling so lousy. You are in the worst of it now- only a couple more days and it really gets better. About day 11 I started feeling much better. I’m now on day 14. I still have a little pain but NOTHING compared to a week ago. I hope the next couple days pass soon for you!

    2. Sandy, Are you out of pain meds that you had to take liquid tylenol? I hope you’re feeling much better now.

  4. Day 7 has been completely up and down. Some of the day I felt okay and some of the day has been unbearable. The pain is different though its much much sharper. Eating and drinking is painful. Im trying to time my eating approximately one hour after my meds. The hydrocodone is almost gone so I have been attempting to ration it and use tylenol in between. Sometimes the tylenol cant touch it. The emotional part is also a mind game. The constant sitting around and not talking. I also cant talk without having pain. I talk but for short periods at a time. I know im getting depresed and its just a nightmare that doesnt seem to ever end. I will be waiting and see.

    1. Jim- you are at the height of your misery – Lord! Day seven hurts like Hell, but you’re also TIRED. Tired from all the pain, lack of sleep, drugs, no food. hang in there my friend. it’s hard now. it won’t be for long.

  5. Day 7 has been the best thus far minus the ear pain. I also have that sensation in my mouth that you get when you open a jar of pickles and the smell hits your nostrils. (everyone I have explained this to gets it, so I hope I don’t sound crazy). The one aspect I didn’t consider was the emotional roller coaster I have been on. I feel depressed for some reason.. I’m very social so my whole world has changed. I suggest having a good support group. My sister was a life saver.

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