Re: Tonsillectomy recovery
The week after surgery will be hell, at least it was for me. Just like you the day of my surgery wasn't bad at all, days 3 to 7 were pretty horrible for me. I had a very hard time swallowing too, but you have to force yourself to drink so you don't end up in the hospital like I did for dehydration. A word of advice would be to sleep in a chair, make sure your heads elevated which I'm sure your already doing. Also wake yourself up during the night to drink, you might be in more pain when you wake up because your throats dry. I got my tonsils out on the 24th of last month and I'm still recovering. It takes 2 to 3 weeks to recover but week 1 is the worse. A humidifier might help you too. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask, I'll do my best to answer them. Good luck!
Last edited by MikeZero25; 07-05-2013 at 04:10 PM.