Re: Tonsillectomy - Bleeding & Recauterized
I didn't have any bleeding, so I can't comment on that subject.
I almost lived on mashed potatoes. They were so easy for me to swallow. I used instant mashed potatoes because they are so fast and easy to fix. I also bought some baby food to eat with the mashed potatoes sometimes. On days when it was more painful to swallow, I thinned the potatoes with milk or water. I also discovered that mashed potatoes and applesauce taste good together.
I started talking right away. I sounded kind of funny right after surgery, but that didn't last long. Talking never made my throat hurt and I did a lot of it.
If you feel you must clear your throat, do it very, very gently. But, I think I'd be afraid to try that if I'd had bleeding.
For the dry throat, just keep sipping water or chew gum. I chewed lots of sugarfree gum.