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Old 07-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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Re: TONSILLECTOMY questions and experiences

Originally Posted by missspring View Post
Day 8: Well, I'm on day 8 (including the day of surgery) and still not feeling all that great. Last night I managed to eat a bowl of Ramen soup, and again today I had a bowl. I am still having really bad pain though, particularly at night and in the mornings. I just woke up from a nap that lasted two hours, and when I woke up I was in excruciating pain again. I've started taking the Lortab at a 1/2 dose every two hours instead of a fulll dose every four, because it was wearing off too quickly and with my extremely high metabolism I was chewing through it in only an hour. Still pretty painful when swallowing. Looking at my throat, there's a little more pink but still a LOT of white. When will the pain end??? Pain: 7-8 (9-10 during worst points)
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 the tunnel i promise... I didn't think it would finally get there but it does. Just keep resting, and doing as much as you're able to do with eating soft foods and drinking.