... Hey guys,
REF: 22 year old female, day 5 after tonsillectomy
I wanted to post my positive experience with my tonsillectomy. As many of you would be searching online for answers and comfort before undergoing this surgery, you have probably freaked yourself out to the point where you're up late at night convincing you will not go ahead.
My day started off with my... (0 replies)
... every few days. Sleeping is still an issue for sure, but slowly getting better as well. I just never expected that this thing would ever be the issue it is. Yes, yawning is rather painful for sure, so I try to not do that as much as possible. ... (23 replies)
... Hey there im on week 5 today and im still having problems :( i seem to have a cyste like thing on one side and the other day it felt like i was starting up with tonsilitus again :( i was so worried, so iv been staying away from people. I was in the drs 2wks ago and was talking to a guy who was my age (44) when he had his done and he said that, it takes a lot longer because it... (23 replies)
... yawning was the worst!! and I was definitely tender for a good 6-8 after.. Sounds like everything is looking great for you!! (2 replies)
... So after mulling over for months, on July 3rd, at 32 years old, I finally got an electrocautery tonsillectomy (my first surgery ever) to cure tonsil stones, coughing fits, itchy ears, and cryptic tonsils.
ATTENTION: My experience wasn't too bad. After reading almost every tonsillectomy entry that exists on the web, I was definitely scared, and I tried to make myself feel... (1 replies)
... Yes, yawning still hurts me. And now I'm doing it! Arg. But not as much pain anymore. ... (23 replies)
... I'm on 30/500mg Co-Codomal. Which is 30mg Codeine and 500mg Paracetamal.
Yesterday, I had Ice Cream - although some people say this creates Mucus, but apparently it only feels like it does and it actually does not. Though this was sore on my throat.
I recently tried Chicken Soup with bread. I finished the soup, but the bread was unable to eat the crusts. It got stuck in... (23 replies)
... drink most anything, but I still have an awful sore throat when I wake up in the mornings. I'm exhausted throughout the day and yawning is still painful. But I'm nearly to the end of this mess, so that's good. ... (168 replies)
... So you don't think the yawning could cause a scab to pop and start some bleeding? ... (168 replies)
... adpace ~ It does get better, it really does. :) I think it was close to three weeks before I felt any semblance of "normal". Unfortunately for the majority, rough is the norm for this recovery. LOL about your "lusting" after real food. I totally get that, there were many posts where I was dying for a cheeseburger... ;)
As far as the yawning, as painful as it is, I... (168 replies)
... I will never take swallowing, eating, yawning or even sleeping for granted again. ... (168 replies)
... I am in the same boat as you this yawning all the time is crazy and it does hurt. One thing I was afraid to do was sneezing and I did last night and it wasn't as bad as I thought. ... (168 replies)
... One more quick thing I forgot - Yawning is incredibly painful right now, but suddenly my body seems to want to do it constantly (despite the fact I am finally getting a pretty good night's sleep every night). I can't seem to stop most of them. Any tips on dealing with this? (168 replies)
... I don't think yawning would damage your throat, but, yes, yawning hurt. So did sneezing. However, for some reason, I never needed to do either until I was completely off my pain meds. ... (11 replies)
... I'm 58 and had my tonsillectomy on July 23. My ENT, his assistant, and many HealthBoards posters had me believing that it would be a horribly painful recovery. ... (4 replies)
... Yes the yawning!!
For some reason I don't remember having to yawn up until a couple of days ago and it hurts!! I think I'm on the up side here, crossing my fingers! Last night I took the loratab, this am when I woke up my throat was sore but I took two advil and it has worked really well :) I think I may be able to go back to work tomorrow, I would be out 2wks tomorrow... (15 replies)
... Good luck! You'll do fine :) I'm glad to hear my posts are helping someone out there! I was hoping they weren't just going by unnoticed!
Anyway I'll continue with my daily update. Tomorrow will probably be the last day though, I think I'm almost completely healed!
Day 6: Throat was very dry and uncomfortable when I first woke up which is expected of course. After it was... (27 replies)
... Koolizzy 222: i am curious as to how you are doing. I am on day 8, lost majority of my scabs day 5 and now just have whats left. I have deep pockets on the sides which make eating impossible. Day 6 I tried mac and cheese and it was a nightmare. Only got 3 bites down and noodles were so lodged in my pockets it was painful to eat and i had to get them out, Qtips and tweezers... (57 replies)
... Well, I was feeling a lil bit better except that I kept yawning and feeling ripping pain. ... (57 replies)
... Well, I had my surgery on the 17th.. it felt like my scabs took forever to go away..when they started to, i couldnt drink ice cold water because it irritated my throat, and couldnt eat certain foods. So thats probably why your having trouble with it also...on the 28th I didnt need meds anymore, and I ate a full meal that night. Yes, sometimes I did feel like food got stuck... (57 replies)