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Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 08-25-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: last minute advice for adult tonsillectomy?

dls... glad to hear everything went well, and you're doing good :)
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-29-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Tonsilectomy

"Some of my scabs have fallen off so hopefully by tonight or timorrow ill be done." not to burst your bubble, but you have a long way to go. I still had scabs after 3 weeks... However, the more you...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: How do you know the worst is over w/tonsillectomy?

I took liquid tylenol, I never took the liquid percocet the dr prescribed me... I had the bad ear pain also... Took the tylenol 10-15 mins later the ear pain was gone... and no constipation :)
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-26-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: How do you know the worst is over w/tonsillectomy?

I had no pain after day 7, none at all not even any discomfort.... You may be good to go, still take it easy, for another 2 weeks or so though... Otherwise looks like the light at the end of your...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

I cant believe you don't have a post op appt I have never heard that before...

As far as the scabs, i still had some left in the tonsil area for awhile, i havent looked recently by last time i...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-19-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: TONSILLECTOMY questions and experiences

The worst is when sleeping and waking up, your mouth gets dry, felt like swallowing glass to me. I do not miss that lol. Do you have a humidifier? it helps somewhat...

The light is at the end of...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-18-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

if all goes well then you are in the last stages of the pain.. the night of Day 7 morning of Day 8 was it for me, nothing after... I mean I know its different for everyone, but I am keeping my...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-17-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Tomorrow will be day 28... and i can gladly say, i am back to normal :) Eating normal, except for anything to crunchy still afraid of that but otherwise everything else goes down fine...

My ears...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-17-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

How are you feeling today?
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-17-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: TONSILLECTOMY questions and experiences

I hope the journey for you gets better soon...

As far as the scabs coming off, Mine started coming off on day 5, and everyday after a little more, I was no longer in any type of pain from day 7...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

Nope, my dr hasnt even suggested it as being an option right now... Thankfully my ears are crackling like crazy and for a few mins one of them unblocked, so I know my eustation tubes must be trying...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-15-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

That's awesome! The pain will decrease over the next week or so if you are doing this well with eating and drinking.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-14-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

Sounds awful lol, I stocked up on Carnation breakfast drinks... Just make sure you wait to have dairy until maybe tomorrow it causes a lot of mucus but if you can handle that, id say drink it. What...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-14-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

don't gargle, just let the water and ice chip rest in the back on your throat... switch to liquid tylenol, i couldnt take the percocet they prescribed it made me sick... liquid tylenol worked great...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-14-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My tonsillectomy :/ morning of day 6.

Im sorry that things havent improved on day 10, should be any day now... keep drinking, and try oodles of noodles, get down as much as you can, also some protein type drinks... take it easy.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

For your first 10 days, stay in bed as much as possible...

The problem is, so many different Dr's give different instructions... but what worked for me, and kept me pain free after 1 week, is...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

I'm doing great, still have had no pain, eating normal, the only foods I can't have yet are anything crunchy or with sharp edges, otherwise I'm good...

I am waiting for my ears to unblock though,...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

Your Uvula will stay swollen for awhile, I am on Day 23 and its just now finally going back to normal. My worst nights for sleeping because of it was days 1-4 or so... I woke up a lot, not being able...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: day by day account of tonsillectomy age 20

Its strange to me how some Dr's tell patients to eat right away, Mine and my paperwork said only fluids and Popsicle's until Day 3, then I wwas able to start cool soft foods... for a week, then after...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My tonsillectomy :/ morning of day 6.

I'm not sure about the scabs because mine started to come off on Day 5, and at that point i didnt notice until i looked at my throat with a flashlight... and then the rest came off while i'd eat soft...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,828
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: catheter during tonsillectomy?

I replied on my post too, but no they don't... so as I said just insist they let you go, or else you may have an accident like me... I was in the OR for 45 mins, and really had to pee before, but...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Hope your surgery goes well... and No i did not have a catheter before surgery so if you need to pee make sure they let you empty your bladder before. I had a previous surgery altho it was a 3 hour...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-13-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Friday the 13th Tonsilectomy

Glad everything went smoothly and to eat potatoes already? awesome! lol. Potatoes didn't work for me, I lived on Oodles of noodles from day 3 and on...

keep us updated!
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-11-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,562
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Tonsillectomy: Not bad at all!

Glad to hear another positive story! as was mine and I am on day 21... I had no more pain after day 7, and the scabs coming off I heard was the worst, I had no added pain, didnt even know they were...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-11-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My tonsillectomy :/ morning of day 6.

I am on day 21, and I have been good since Day 7... I however drank A LOT of water, and ate oodles of noodles... You gotta make sure you drink, and eat. The only meds i took was liquid tylenol and...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-08-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

I am now on Day 18.. Yesterday I went to a cook out and had a hot dog, chicken, with potato and macaroni salad, and it was delish! I am very thankful I never went downhill after day 7, not many scabs...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

The quicker you can just get it done and over with, the better. One less thing to worry about, and to be done with the tonsil infections. Let me know how it goes.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-05-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Post Op day and first day back to work...

Work was ok, felt tired juust from being so lazy for 14 days lol. Post Op appt went well, Throat is healing fine. My Dr is a very serious quiet man, He...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-04-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Day 14.. I survived the first 2 weeks :) On the menu tonight is PIZZA!! Plans for a cookout got cancelled so the next best thing is what I have wanted since day 1 lol... Hopefully my throat thinks...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-03-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Day 13- Never thought i'd almost be at the 2 weeks mark, seemed to take forever to get here, but it's here and I feel like I am back to my normal self. Still have some scabs left so I can't say i am...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-02-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Im doing GREAT! On Day 12 and still NO pain, went to a concert last night had a really good time... hoping to start trying some normal foods soon have a cook out to go to on Wed...

You'll get...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-02-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

You are very welcome.. I am 31... and yes it is a tougher recovery. My Dr warned me that I would be in pain for atleast 3 weeks because my tonsils were very very large. But the pain only really...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 07-01-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Day 11- so far same as the past 4 days. I managed to eat a bowl of soup with a turkey sandwich last night.. still some scabs left so i am just waiting for the rest to come off, but weirdly enough I...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-30-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Glad to hear you are doing well! The turning point for me was day 5, everything after had been a breeze. Just eat what you can, it thins out the scabs, keep your throat moist also. Oodles of noodles...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-30-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

Day 10- So far so good... I was able to eat a whole bowl of chicken salad last night and this morning I had some scrambled eggs and roast beef hash.. Feels good to finally get full. and again 0 pain,...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-29-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By LaurieJ31981
My Positive Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy story

I had surgery on 6/20/12 and although I am not completely healed yet, I figured I'd share my first 9 days, and update until full recovery...

Surgery Day-
Had to be at the hospital at 815am, Went...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-28-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Can scabs after a Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy come off to soon?

I panicked for nothing... I am now on Day 8 and everything is going well... Some scabs have come off, but still a lot to go... Minimal pain, but I am sure I am not in the clear yet.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-28-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

Day 8- I only woke up at 230am with some feelings of razor blades not as bad as usual but bad enough to take tylenol... went back to bed around 330, woke up twice inbetween then and 10am, and no...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-27-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

Im good right now, and sooooooooo excited i found a pizza place that has chicken soup, i wont eat the chicken probably to rough, but the veggies and there is angel hair pasta in it, mmmmm sounds so...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-27-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

Oh great lol, some are gone looked with a flash light today, but my throat is a little more tender today then usual, not bad i can deal with it... my left side is the worst, thats the side that my...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-27-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

Ok good its not just me then lol.. Most of the scabs on my Uvula are gone now, and last night i def swallowed something... and surprisngly, i did wake up at 230 in pain, but when i woke up again...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-27-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,151
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Help, I've had a ear problem for a year

I was put on Nasonex but it did nothing... If the fluids are not being released from your ears, they may need to dig deeper and put a scope up your nose and look at your adenoids because if they are...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-26-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

Ya I dont thinks its thrush its not on my tongue or anywhere else, and what is on my Uvula looks the same as the other white scabs... i think i am ok lol we'll see anyway
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-26-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,151
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Help, I've had a ear problem for a year

I have a very smiliar issue... Mine havent been blocked as long, but I am going on 12 weeks with blocked ears, always asking people to repeat themselves and it seems like i cant hear them the closer...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-26-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

hmm now i dunno if its Thrush, i know when i first came home from the hospital and looked at my throat I had two white things on both sides of my uvula, but they also look similar to the white things...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-26-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

I just looked and some of the white on the left side of my uvula is gone, I feel like i am healing better then most... I am eating, not a lot but i do get oodles of noodles down, trying egg salad in...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-26-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: Had my tonsils and adenoids out on 6/20/12

I noticed a little bit of the scabs coming off, is that normal for day 5 and now day 6? its sorta like one of the white things on my Uvula started hanging down and its just hanging there, no added...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Re: chronic tonsillitis help

the sooner you just get it over with the better... I am on day 5 post op, no its not a good time, but you have to think of the long term out come.. I am 31, and i did read everything and was...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 06-25-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By LaurieJ31981
Can scabs after a Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy come off to soon?

I am on day 5, and I just noticed that on my Uvula some of the white that looked like it was in place, is now kind of hanging down the side of it, i dont feel it but i noticed it when i looked and...
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