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. Day 7 today, VERY VERY rough. Went to take the post op pain med and it burned my throat so incredibly bad. It made me cry it hurt so bad. I have been trying to eat but can’t. Everything hurts, and my ears don’t get me started on my ears. They are killing me from my jaw to my ear. I also get a numbing sensation in my lower lip every so often which is pretty weird. I am 31 year old healthy female and this has been worse than the birth of all 3 of my children.

  2. Last night was absolute hell. Couldn’t eat, couldn’t drink. Couldn’t sleep. Never ending PAIN. It was so sharp just swallowing my spit and when I tried a sip of water, GOD HELP ME. I could get down a few sips of warm broth but not much else. I heard honey works so I swallowed a spoonful..I felt the flames of Hell in my throat. NOT doing that again! Today is tolerable but I feel so defeated. Still can’t eat or drink. Weak and lightheaded. I’ve been relying on medicine that dissolves under the tongue and fought the pain to get down some oxy, just for some numbing relief. When does it end?? ?

  3. Hi Stormy. Glad to hear that you’re easing back into normal! For me it was thin pizza that I craved. Take care!

  4. Day 8, I’m back at work, eating still hurts, but pain is much more manageable. Taking Tylenol/Motrin as needed. Still white in my throat back there…

    I just want tacos now.

  5. Hi I’m on day 8 I’ve changed my meds so many times as the pain in my throat and ears is unbearable. I’m on oramorph and soluble paracetamol plus antibiotics as Doc Says there infected. I’m managing iced water and small soft foods.I also have ice wrapped in a towel on my neck as this helps the pain. The worse thing for me is when the meds were off the pain kicks in so fast you think you’ve been stabbed several times. I’ve still got white scabs and two , I think scabs at either side.How much longer with all this pain.

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