Friday, July 28, 2006

The Day After - Part Two

The Second Half

Well I got through day 1, it is 1:12 AM on Friday, I woke up because the pain is starting to come back and I'm due another dose of medicine in about a half-hour, then I'll be able to go back to sleep.

The pain is like the worst sore throat you've ever had. If you get them as often as I did then just think about your worst case and you know exactly what I'm talking about. The only good think is that I don't feel like I'm swallowing my tonsils every time I swallow. Everything in the back of my throat feels bruised and that Uvual is still swollen and making it difficult to sleep on my back.

To add to the pain, it now feels as if my tongue is bruised or swollen in the back of my throat too.

The pain at this point, with the codeine warring off is about a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst I've ever felt.

My mouth has more saliva that normal, which is a pain because I either have to swallow it, which hurts, or spit it out, which also hurts. I find that drinking cold water seems to help, but swallowing the water hurts so it's a catch-22, your damned if you do and damned if you don't. The one thing that seems to feel the best is eating ice cream or frozen yogurt. I can even swallow half a spoon full at once without a lot of pain. The large cold chunks feel good going down, just make sure you mix it up like soft ice cream. I haven't tried eating the cold hard chunks and I don't want to.

So, the second half of the day was pretty much like the first half. No more or less pain at anyone one point except when the Codeine wears off. Stay on schedule and try to drink as much cold, ice cold, water as possible. Just sips at a time you don't have to drink fast. Eat ice cream or frozen yogurt and you get through this too.


  1. I had my tonsils out yesterday and it hurts like hell. Im 17 and the pain med's they have given me are useless. They gave me oxycodone and told me it would take the pain away and knock me around so too take one tablet at a time. I ended up taking three as well as 2 panadeine forte and it hasnt made a difference. My uvula is swollen so i cant sleep or else i choke on it and i can't swollow or spit saliva becuase of the pain. I didnt belive people when they said it hurts as much as childbirth but now i do..

  2. Thanks for these posts! I had my tonsils out today and was kinda freaking out because my uvula was so big.