Day 11 post tonsillectomy
After going through the whole internet and reading everything there is to read about tonsillectomy's i've noticed differences in the way we do things over here (UK) and over there (USA).
We only get given ibuprofen and paracetamol to take home after surgery and we certainly don't get given morphine in hospital and antibiotics (which i think we should get, given that I had bleeding on day 7 caused by an infection)!
Our doctors tell us to get back to eating hard food diet immediately - In fact I got given toast the morning after my op. where as you guys seem to live on really soft food for the first week.
I'm just wondering whether our way or your way is best for recovery? (I don't want to try and start an argument here i'm just genuinely interested what way people think would be best)? I.e. If you had to look after someone who had just had their tonsils out what medicines and advice would you give them for post op. surgery?
My experience: I got back to my normal food diet immediately, even though I have gone through some major pain (especially on days 5-7) I still stuck at my normal diet! I've heard getting back to a normal diet as soon as possible will reduce liklihood of bleeding (not in my case) and you won't notice descabbing pain as the hard food scrapes it off!
I'd like to hear your views!
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