Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Day After - Part One

Recovery Day 1

If you have ever had tonsillitis or Strep Throat where it felt like you were swallowing glass every time you tried to swallow, then you will be happy to hear that the pain in no where near as bad as that. I do have pain, don't misunderstand me. The pain is more from my swollen Uvula and the sides of my throat where my Tonsils use to be.

Ice Cream, Ice Water, and cold soup are what seem least painful to eat. I even tried a banana but that stuck to the sides of my throat and I don't think I'll try that again.

I'm still taking the Tylenol with codeine and that seems to be the best thing for the pain. Don't miss your dose if you plan on having the surgery.

I am still using the cold compress on my neck. I don't feel that much relief from the use of the cold compress but it does take my mind off the pain in my throat. I think what I feel is more a bruising where my Tonsils were and that's what is hurting when I swallow.

So the day goes on and I'm hanging in there. The pain isn't so bad that I wish I hadn't had the surgery but it is painful.


  1. Thank you for creating this blog! I found it on about day 8 of my recovery. I am a 33 year old female, and I had severe bleeding and hemorrhaging within the first 24 hours of my tonsillectomy. I had to go back to the hospital because I was losing a lot of blood and there was no way for me to stop it. The doctors couldn't really pinpoint what caused the bleeding to start, but I think it may have had something to do with waking up coughing and sitting up too fast in bed. Try to prop yourself up in bed so your head is not so far back (this also helps you not choke/cough as much, too). Be very careful not to get up too fast out of bed during the first few days after the tonsillectomy.

  2. I am 25 years old from Perth, the day after my surgery i ate toast for breakfast. I thought the hospital were nuts giving me toast but it was only lightly toasted and went down easily. Later on in the day i ate a lamb chop. It makes a huge difference to start eating a normal diet, the more you eat and drink the better you will feel but obviously don't over do it. I am now on day 4 and i am ready to go back to work except that it is the weekend tomorrow. The pain is definitely tolerable but just make sure to use your throat it makes it better trust me!