Post # 1
Alright kids, I’m leaving for the hospital soon to go get my tonsils out. I’m a little scared (hear the recovery is a bitch), but after yet another sleepless night where I couldn’t breathe through my nose and was gulping for air – I know it’s the right decision.
Wish me luck!
Post # 3
Send you good thoughts. Get well! (and eat lots of ice cream, it’s the only good part about that)
Post # 4
Thanks tks. I’ve been napping and drinking water all day, and I don’t feel as horrible as I expected to (knock on wood). I’ve heard the second day can actually be more painful though, so I’m not counting my chickens yet. Mostly I’m trying to find a balance between pain relief and not being too loopy from my meds. And when I’m a bit less nauseous, I will totally be all for that ice cream!
Post # 5
Hang in there! I went through it and while it isn’t fun, just remember you’ll never deal with the problems you’ve been having anymore. Enjoy lots of ice cream!! 🙂
Post # 6
Hope your recovery goes well (I can vouch for it being not very fun but I promise its all worth it in the end)! Spend lots of time on WB distracting you from the pain!
Post # 7
I’m glad everything went well! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Post # 8
Good luck! I had mine out a couple months ago. Make sure you keep ice on your throat for the first few days, and then heat after that – it really helped me! I survived on banana pudding, jello, oatmeal and those Ensure nutritional drinks. Day 5 was worst for me… as painful as it might be to eat, it’s WAY WORSE to let yourself get so hungry you get nauseous and want to throw up. Dry heaving on an empty stomach with a raw throat is NOT fun. I also recommend setting alarms through the night to wake up and take your pain meds – so you don’t wake up in the morning having gone 8 hours without them!
Post # 9
Thanks for the helpful words ladies! I’ve been hanging in there, trying to eat and stay hydrated. Unfortunately, I think the pain meds are making me nauseous, so it’s a fine line between agony and throwing up, but I’m doing my best. Luckily Fiance is doing phenomenally with his nursing duties, which is so sweet. Unfortunately, the house is a total mess, because every time he cooks me something he leaves everything out. But I’m trying to go with the flow and enjoy being babied.
Post # 10
I’m glad you aren’t feeling too badly. I hope that he can start learning to clean up after himself though!
Post # 11
Glad you are on the mend and the FH is taking good care of you. Still sending you good thoughts.
Post # 12
Hi – Just wanted to wish you good luck. Oddly enough, I am getting my tonsils out on Monday! Glad to have a “no more tonsils” buddy.
Post # 13
I had my tonsils out last spring. It wasn’t as horrible as I had anticipated, but it was pretty bad–mostly because I was pushing myself to be “better” faster, and because I had it in my head that recovery would take 7-10 days.
It took 3 weeks for me to recover (I went back to work after 2 weeks, i don’t recommend it. I work with middle schoolers so my work is pretty high energy–i probably would have been OK in an office setting). My voice wasn’t normal for about 2 and a half weeks (I sounded like I was hearing impaired). I couldn’t eat normally for about 3 weeks either.
I was OK if I laid low and kept taking painkillers (even if I felt like I didn’t need them!!!). It was pretty boring (and it’s when I got addicted to weddingbee!!!). I somehow got the idea that if I didn’t take the painkillers, that meant I was getting better and getting closer to having my old life back. BAD IDEA. Keep taking the painkillers. I would be sobbing, in pain, and somehow unable to connect that whole scene to the fact that I needed more medicine.
For anyone getting their tonsils out, feel free to PM me. You MUST remember that it does get better, you will get through it! I was worried that my voice would never be the same, etc…it just took longer than I expected to get back to normal! And I haven’t had strep or a sore throat ONCE since I got them out (I used to get strep 4 times a year).
Good luck @eupenmalmody and @Miss OBG!
Post # 14
Had mine out when I was 24. Just a note, get a humidifier for when you sleep at night. Helps not dry out your throat, and is therefore a little less painful.