Tonsillectomy Post Op: Day 7 and Day 8

Day 7:

I woke up feeling pretty well. My mom had texted me saying that I got the okay from my ENT doctor to resume eating normally, to whatever is tolerable for me at this point. Which is a big freaking relief! I’m about to get a cheeseburger and some fries or something. This eating scrambled eggs and rice thing just isn’t cutting it. I need real food!

Pain levels aren’t bad. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say my pain is a 1 right now. I’m still smiling, so that’s good.

I ended up eating almost a whole pizza by myself today cause I was so hungry and pizza is so good. It was my first real food in a week and I was so happy omg xD

And even though it’s only day 7, I feel like the scabs are already falling off, especially in the areas where the scabs are thinner. Like around the edges. You can see the slightly red and raw skin under it.

Here’s a photo from today:

I can’t wait for this to be over so I can get back to life. I actually miss work a bit and want to go back.

Well, I miss the money. lol

Day 8:

I noticed that one side of my throat is healing a lot faster than the other side. Not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that the side that is healing slower was the tonsil that was really infected and swollen for a year; and the other side didn’t get as much infections and it’s healing super fast. A lot of the scabs are falling off on that side and it’s starting to look less and less gross everyday.

I took the last of my prescribed liquid pain meds today, and that concerns me a little because I can’t get a refill on it, and I’m still having some throat pains. And they’re painful enough where I do need to take the meds so I can get through the day better and actually be able to eat and swallow. I try not to take them if I don’t need them, because I’m basically anti-medication and I will avoid taking drugs at all costs, if I possibly can. But when it starts wearing off, I can actually feel pain in my throat and it’s pretty unbearable. It makes swallowing anything, even water or my own saliva, so difficult and dreadful.

I did pick up some pain medication for babies, meaning it’s a liquid, and even though it’s not as strong as my hydrocodone, I’m hoping that it will help take this pain away so I can eat.

And if anyone is wondering, I had steak with onions and mushrooms, over some rice today for dinner. And it was delicious. I’m so freaking happy that I can eat normal foods now. On occasion, it does hurt my throat when I’m swallowing my food. But I just need to take smaller bites and stop eating like someone’s gonna take my food away from me.

Omg and yawning hurts sooooo bad! I feel like I’m stretching out my throat but it can’t even stretch cause it’s too painful and still healing and has scabs back there so it feels like it’s pulling apart. So I just try to do that awkward closed mouth yawn so it doesn’t hurt as much.

Here’s a photo from today:

One response to “Tonsillectomy Post Op: Day 7 and Day 8

  • nicolegroenewald

    Thank you for posting pictures I haven’t looked at my throat since day 2. It’s now day 5 and I am having trouble swallowing the scabs shocked me and I almost called my ENT on the after hours line. You saved me from the embarrassment because apparently this is normal! Thanks! Also you’ve given me hope it will get better because today is the worst day yet. Thanks for sharing!

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