Help ease my post tonsillectomy pain!
May 25, 2011 6:52 AM Subscribe
Post-Tonsillectomy Question: Any tips on making swallowing liquids/solid foods easier, sooner?
posted by smitt to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 28 year old male, and I'm on day 9 post tonsillectomy. Well, actually, I had a tonsillectomy, UPPP (removal of Uvula), nasal septoplasty, and a turbinate reduction. The nose stuff has been a breeze, barely noticeable compared to the tonsillectomy.
So yeah, it's day 9, and I've barely moved beyond fluids (water, gatorade, vitamin water) to solid foods. Actually, I wouldn't even say I've gotten to solid foods, I've been able to handle scrambled eggs, but noodles were too much for me.
My surgeon loaded me up with painkillers, but I stopped taking them on around day 6. The reason I stopped taking them was that the only real pain and discomfort I feel is with regards to swallowing, and the painkillers literally do NOTHING to address that pain. So anyways, I'm done with the painkillers (percocets made me have crazy-person dreams, LOL).
So, to anyone who's had this surgery done, do you have any suggestions to help me out here? Do I just have to wait this out?