post op tonsillectomy.... is this normal?
I am 22 and male, from the UK. For the past 8 or 9 years, i was getting tonsillitus every 4 - 6 weeks without fail, in the past few months so bad that i couldnt move for days, totally bed bound.
I had tonsillectomy on Wednesday, and yesterday was not too bad, but today, i cannot speak, my tounge is really swollen, the pain when swallowing is absolutely horrendous, worst pain i have ever experienced (and i have experienced some excrutiating injuries!) and my jaw, ears, head, neck, back all ache a lot, i am also suffering from a mild fever, and feeling very run down.
Is this normal after a tonsillectomy? The surgeon told me that both tonsils were roughly the size of a golf ball each, and "disgusting" and that i had no alternative but to have them removed, as eventually they would have ended me by either infection, or in terms of blocking my airway.
Any advice is appreciated.