Tonsillectomy: Day 6

by - October 23, 2016

It's been almost a week since my tonsils and adenoids were removed and I thought I'd give you guys a little progress report. I've been on basically an all liquid diet with some soft foods like pasta and muffins, but nothing tastes like it's supposed to and it hurts to swallow anything. I've probably lost five pounds so far and wouldn't be surprised if I'm down by 10-15 by the time I'm back to feeling 100 percent.

I obviously expected my throat to be sore, but it's so much more than that. Here's a list of everything that hurts - tongue, uvula, jaw, neck, ears ... basically my entire head. I've been taking hydrocodone for pain and Benadryl to slow down the river of snot running down my throat. Last night was the best I've slept since the surgery, but sleep is the enemy because when I wake up my mouth and throat are painfully dry.

They say the second week is worse than the first because that's when the scabs start to flake off, so I've got that to look forward to still. So in the meantime I'll keep drinking blue gatorade and taking it easy.

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    There must be a better diet program than this one! :) Seriously, I didn't realize you would be in that much discomfort for so long after the procedure. I'm sorry you need to go through all this but, when you are are finally healed, it will be worth the sacrifice. Take care. Take it hour by hour and day by day and it will get better. I'll be thinking about you, dear friend!