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. Day 8. Never felt better yet, I have no headache or any pain other than my throat which is hardly even noticeable right now. I’m able to eat cup of noodles with ease, no pain involved. I’m glad my recovery is looking great.

  2. Post op day 8
    Yesterday felt a little better but last night the pain was unbeatable and my ear canal feels swollen.
    On antibiotics as Dr thinks I have an infection.
    I’ve not eaten solid food since before operation and I know I’m not drinking enough as it hurts so bad.

  3. Day 8: Yesterday broke me for the first time. After being awake all night I wept into my husband wishing it were over. Then over the course of the day I lost 90% of my scabs and by nighttime I was able to eat pizza and then I slept. Thank god. I slept. I slept from 9 until 12 then woke up did the whole routine (panadol and water, pop in gum and have a hot shower, jelly, softest/liquid food i can find, ibuprofen, fill the hot water bottle back up, more water, fill the humidifier back up, water again) this is a nightly routine I’ve been perfecting to make my life and pain as manageable as possible after sleep. After that I fell back to sleep and slept for a solid 6 hours. Didnt even wake up to take my oxycodone at 3 which my body has done automatically since the surgery no alarm needed. Longest solid sleep since my surgery! Woke up because of my husband waking up at 6 and quickly did my routine although the desperation has gone. My throat feels like a desert not like hot knives. So after the routine I look down my throat and it’s still slightly patchy but there’s so much pink in there! And the white patches are no longer thick. They are like a small mold cover.
    At the point where the scabs begin to fall off I wholly recommend switching out your neck ice pack for a heat pack and chewing gum. Im so attached to my hot water bottle right now it’s constantly snuggled against my neck.. with it there and when I’m not moving at all the pain completely ceases. It’s incredible.
    I’m certain that i’ve made it through the worst pain day. For me the bad pain lasted maybe 18 hours and it was bad. Your ears feel like they’re going to burst, you feel like you’re throat is constantly constricted and you’re choking, the pain to swallow, oh the pain, just get yourself a spit cup for the duration. The meds had trouble even taking the edge off.. ice cubes and gum were my best friends. But after that it gets better really quickly. I went from worst pain to best I’ve felt in under 24 hours so hold onto that knowledge when you’re going through your difficult day.

  4. Day 8. recovery, age 50. I didnt expect to be still in so much pain. I little speck of white stuff came off yesterday and the pain was horrendous. I went back to my pain killers I proudly ditched the day before. Seering ear pain comes and goes. I slept a little only to wake up to a very dry and painful throat. I’m tired, starved and pray this is over soon.

  5. Day 8 and pain wasn’t too bad until I ate. Then searing burning pain. Throat still looks white. Does the pain stop once all the scabs are gone? Can’t imagine they will be gone in 2 more days. Longest recovery ever!

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