Saturday, July 29, 2006

Recovery Day 3 - Part One

Well, it's 5:21 AM and as you can see I'm up for my medication at 6:00 AM. I still have a throbbing headache, my jaw bone hurts, if that makes any sense. My throat if fine as long as I don't swallow or move my tongue. Moving my head can cause my throat to hurt too, mostly when it stretches the neck to one side.

I don't know what to expect today but I hope it's a better day than yesterday. I'm going to try and get more sleep today and at some point I need to eat something other than ice cream.

Let me know if you have any ideas. The hot and cold packs on the neck and around the jaw felt good but didn't seem to have any lasting effect on my situation.

I'll check in later today and let you know how I'm doing.

That's all for now.


  1. I have to say, I am REALLY surprised to hear that you could eat as early as you did. I didn't have anything but apple juice until day 4. And until yesterday, for some weird reason, anything cold (like ice cream) would set my tongue and throat on fire. (I'm on day 11 right now) That's probably why I've lost 12 pounds...

  2. Hello. I am on Day 3 of my recovery from the same operation, and I was wondering if you had any side effects from the Codeine? Because so far, I haven't been able to go to the toilet since the night after my operation and the doctor told me that Codeine can cause constipation. I'm just worried about it, because this would just make my recovery even worse! Thank you so much!

  3. I am currently on day 3. I am 27 yrs old and have been putting this operation off for 7+ years. I started hemorrhaging on Monday so this operation happened very quickly early Tuesday morning. Reading your post has made me feel so much better. I seriously thought I was going to die last night between the throat pain and the excruciating headache. I still haven't been able to eat anything. I'm doing good to drink enough to stay hydrated. I hadn't heard of using cold packs so I plan on doing that now. Thank you do much for sharing your experience.