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
Tonsillectomy Day 8

-Greg Tooke 

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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428 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day 8

  1. Day 7, I’m 14 years old and I had my tonsillectomy on 9/4/18 and and my pain is increasing sense the first week, my scabs have been falling off which is super uncomfortable and I hate it, and my soft plates (the arch things I’m not sure how to explain search it up) are so red and irritated, and it hurts so bad that I can’t even eat or sollow water, and every time I do (sadly I have to force myslef) I cry becuase how bad it hurts, it feels like someone is burning and cutting the back of my throat and people sticking pencils in my ears also being super skinny already, loosing a lot of weight is not a good thing at the moment. The medicine I was prescribed doesn’t do anything just makes me pass out.. I really hope this heals very soon becuase it’s one of the worst pains ever and I really want to eat food! 🙁

    1. Awww, thanks for sharing. I’m 48 and had mines done on 9/14 and this pain is no joke. I’m happy you all tell your stories cause it helps me get through my days

      1. I also had mine done on 9/14. Woke up this morning and the pain is the worst yet…which I said yesterday too. Nighttime is the worst. I want to sleep but regret any long periods. I can’t wait for this to be over. Hopefully the turning point is soon.

  2. Day 8
    When I’m in pain, I shower (mildly hot water) and then after showering, I put an ice pack on my throat and near my ears. Relaxes me a lot, you should try it!

  3. 20 years old, day 7
    Woke up feeling better than yesterday
    Throat was dry, itchy and burning.
    Ate a bit of soup but it started burning so I stopped.
    Drinking water seems to have become easier for me.
    I stopped spitting all of my saliva, I can now swallow some of it.
    Drank a bit of milkshake for dinner, it burned.
    Still on pain meds (every 6 hours).

  4. Day 8 I’ve been weening myself off of the pain medication (hydrocodone/acetaminophen), and last night I decided to unset my “wake up for more pain relief” alarms. Well my body woke me up anyways, and my throat was dry and painful, so I took it at 2am, 6am and 10am. After that, I decided to just stop taking it. Rest of the day has been fine. About 7 hours after my last dose, I was able to have a good bowel movement. Food still kind of stings, but I took a nap and felt pretty good. Lying in bed I’m getting a bit of throat and ear pain, and I think I might break in the middle of the night for pain relief, but I’m going to try to muscle through it.

  5. Day 8- I had the worst night. To start with I haven’t been able to sleep, I have been going to bed around 12 o’clock to make my body and mind really tired. Anyway last night I went to bed around 10:30 and I have been drinking a whole bottle of water before bed which seems to be helping a little. So the first time I woke up was around 11:30, I woke you crying in pain my partner was so worried and just gave me some pain meds, which was hard because I couldn’t swallow anything so it made it worst. Around 12 I felt it start working to I tired going back to sleep. The second time I woke up was around 2:30 and the same thing happened again so my partner got me some different pain meds which didn’t seem to work. So I tried putting ice-packs on my neck and weirdly enough it actually was helping a lot! I have actually been doing this since day one and it has really helped me out. Now I was wide awake obviously being so cold. I didn’t get back to sleep until 5:30-6. And it now 8 o’clock in the morning so I haven’t had much sleep. Thank god I took 2 weeks off at work.

    Yesterday I had a pretty good day, I went for a drive and had a meeting then did some shopping. So I felt like it was only going to go up from there.

    On day 4 or 5 (sorry I can’t remember) I felt so horrible, I was throwing up and a few of them had blood in it so we were worried. When my partner got home we decided that I needed to go to the hospital. They put me on the pain relief meds and some liquids because I was very dehydrated, they also put some numbing cream on my throat which was AMAZING but it only worked for the night. I was allowed to go home that night.

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