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Old 07-20-2009, 03:25 AM   #5
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Re: Post Tonsillectomy: coughing, hiccups, severe ear pain!! HELP!

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Originally Posted by jacluv85 View Post
i'm new on here so please forgive me if i posted this in the wrong area!!

i had tonsils taken out AGAIN 8 days ago. last night i didn't sleep at all, i wanted to but for some reason i couldn't. i think it was because i'm so hungry and everything i eat hurts. even popsicles, jello, pudding. i've managed to eat scrambled eggs and mac and cheese the first few days but now everything makes me sick to my stomach.

this morning i had what i call and episode. my ear hurt so bad!! I have NEVER felt pain so bad in my life. I was crying to my mom holding my ears, pulling my hair, pacing the floor, and praying to God. then i couldn't breathe. it hurt my throat to breathe, so i put my head over the sink and ran hot water. for some reason the steam eased up the pain in my throat and nose a little bit and my ear slowly let up. i'm on gen. vicodin but i still feel like i'm dying.

the doctor said by this time next week i should be better....was he serious??

oh and anyone have any idea what i can eat?? chicken broth (made with the bullion cubes) is what caused my episode this morning.

good luck to everyone else going thru this nightmare!!!
Hi Jacluv85
sorry to hear you are going through so much pain, it will get better I promise, the pain is part of the process unfortunately, its because of the trauma of surgery, it causes swelling which effects the nerves. Use heat packs on the ears. From what I have read it helps.
Any way I guess I will find out as I am having mine out on the 17th Aug.
Take care chin up, keep taking pain killers
Linda