Tongue numbness 2 weeks after tonsillectomy?
I'm a 25 year old female. I had a tonsillectomy 13 days ago. The top of my tongue is still numb and my taste buds are off... I also have this feeling of a strange lining on the top of my tongue, that I can't scratch or brush off... it just feels weird. Anyone go through this? How long did it take you to recover?
I've had a very hard recovery, excruciating pain that brought into emerge twice. First, my pain meds weren't strong enough and second the swelling was so bad it was closing up my airway.
I have not eaten in 13 days... I have lost about 20lbs.(I've got some weight to lose, so this is not a problem).
I'm drinking lots of water, juice and eating popsicles.
For the first time yesterday, I was able to have some very liquidy pureed soup... it hurt going down, but I managed.
Even though I haven't eaten in 2 weeks, I am not starving... I only get hungry when I see commercials on tv with some delicious looking food.(but I'm pretty sure that's psychological)
Physically though, I'm not hungry... Is this normal?
Thanks for your input!