Tonsillectomy Day 8

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Tonsillectomy Day 8

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

 Day 8

A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their eighth day of recovery

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Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Crying. Just… Crying

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : So I woke up this morning with a dry throat. I wasn’t able to sleep more than 30 minutes at a time without coughing. Even while drinking water, my throat has been so dry, it’s like it just isn’t staying moist. I got so fed up, I asked my mom to go buy me a humidifier today. I know I’m a little late, I should have had it from the beginning, but I guess I thought I really didn’t need it. My post-op appointment is in 1 week and I really can’t wait. I definitely have a few questions to ask him! So, I finally got the nerve up to look into my throat, and even though it was a little hard to see, I do see a lot of gray areas. I thought I lost more scabs than I see in my throat, so I was wondering whether or not all of the gray areas are scabs, or if some of it is not scabs. I was told that it is all scabs, so I guess the scabs are going to take longer to fall off than I thought. So, I thought I was doing really well today and then all of a sudden my throat started squeezing really tightly when I swallowed. I slept for about an hour and woke up and it was gone. After talking to my dad who has dealt with panic attacks his whole life, he confirmed that he has had the same thing before and it is in fact mini panic attacks. Great, panic attacks – that’s all I need! I had one in the afternoon and then another one at night. The best way for me to deal with it is to sleep through it.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : day 8..I thought someone had tried to bite off the back of my tongue and tried to scrape the white spots off with a nail filer…Also my feet were swelling, and I began to have a migraine and vomit, I was afraid i was going to rip my stitches..they had become so big me and my bf had named them “shrek ” feet

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : day 8 today and I felt terrible when I woke up! The pain was like a bruised/burning pain. I also feel like I have hay fever(which I don’t). However it’s now lunchtime and I feel considerably better. It feels like day 7 which I can cope with. Hoping day 10 will be the major turnaround day. I swear this feels like the longest recovery!

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Day 8. 33 yrs old. Thanks for the info on the swollen tongue and the marks on it from my teeth. That makes total sense!! My throat feels much better, but the difficulty in eating seems to be coming from the underside of my tongue and my jaw. I will continue to take it easy in hopes that everything will continue to heal up. Im down 12 pounds. Its going to be hard not to put all of the weight back on. I’m starving!! lol

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Days 8 – today – Pain has slowly begun to decrease, however, it’s remained at about a 3/4 for the last two days. However, my body has slowly begun to feel better. I feel like a human again. That’s a refreshing feeling.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Days 8-10–able to eat a little bit more everyday, but it was different every day. Pudding and mac & cheese were good one day, bad the next. Chicken noodle soup was also good, couldn’t eat anymore jello 😛 Throat still sore, still doing the Advil/Tylenol rotation. Waiting for scabs to fall off, but throat still all white.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Day 8, Ok I am feeling much better. Last night was rough. I had taken my pain meds around 11:30 PM , and around 12:15 my earache was unbearable. I had a problem eating yesterday. I just wanted to eat a Popsicle. I got down on my knees and prayed to God to let the pain go away so i could eat. A few minutes later, the pain in my ears subsided (Thanks God!). I ate 2 Popsicles.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 :Day 8- while I felt really crappy all day long I stayed home all day & rested and this evening I feel just a lil better.

Tonsillectomy Day 8 : Recovery Day 8 (post-op day 9):
Had another relapse of pain today on my right side and into my right ear. At this point I am just so exhausted from lack of sleep and lack of proper food. I had my post-op appointment with my surgeon today. He said i still have a ways to go but it is beginning to heal. He said my tonsils were extremely large and that the tonsil beds (where the tonsils were) that are now left behind are so massive that it will take extra time to heal since there is so much damaged tissue back there from the cauterization. I was able to eat some of a baked potato today with cheese and bacon.


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  1. I woke up today and I feel good. For once I’m relaxed and the pain is a deep soreness. No more sharp sensations in my throat, only a sore ache/swelling toward my actual tonsil areas. I’ve been able to nap properly, eat soup and Mac & Cheese (Hallelujah!), and even a few Cheeto Puffs in tiny bites & let it melt in my mouth. I did find a trick for the pain & hydration.. cold Chamomile tea with honey! (Steep in very warm water, I put mine on for 1 minute, stir in honey, then stir in ice cubes until comfortably cool. I leave the tea bags in for the herb’s max effect.) My lord, what a blessing. Wish I’d found it sooner. I drank tons, which is huge because regular water still hurts too much. That and warm broth are a Godsend. It’s very important that you gently chew your food into the tiniest possible pieces! Even if it’s soft, like soup noodles (the smaller the better). This way I was able to consume an entire can with minimal increase in discomfort. The chicken pieces, though, are tricky. Sometimes I pushed it aside completely. I also added some Turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties and let it soak on medium-low for 20 minutes. Make sure the soup has cooled to lukewarm before consuming! I don’t know how some of ya’ll can eat toast and cereal.. lord have mercy on your scabs. 😩

  2. Day 8 of Tonsillectomy
    Since yesterday have an annoying ear ache / throat ache on the right side of my face only. Its so annoying . Through feels as though its burning sometimes but one i pop in these pain pills the pain is gone and that is my window to eat so i dont turn into a skeleton . Ive lost about 4 pounds . But today is a better day. Lets see how tomorrow gets . they do nottt give you enough drugs honestly. Im sure they know how painful this procedure is … smh Doctors 😒

  3. Day 8 of recovery – I enjoyed reading everyone else’s experiences on here. Doctor’s and websites aren’t able to tell you exactly what a healing/recovery process will be like so I am glad to know that what I am feeling right now is normal. I’ve been told to never use google medically but for a general idea of things I think it can be useful. According to google pain is supposed to subside after day 7 so I was expecting to wake up with less pain than yesterday but that was not the case. Of course the mornings are the worst. Yesterday there were certain points in the day where I felt almost “normal”, I was able to eat for the first time in 5 days however, it was still painful. I was also talking without any pain later in the day. I’m expecting the mornings will continue to be painful for a while but I will feel better throughout the day quicker possibly?

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