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My tonsillectomy - day 10

Today is Saturday. And last night, I finally managed to sleep.

I still woke up a few times during the night, but I think I must have slept for 3 hours straight, then another 4 hours. 240 more words

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My tonsillectomy - day 8

Is it wrong to expect things to be better after 8 days? Is that so unreasonable?

I don’t really have much to say about today. More pain – especially the ear pain is getting to me. 89 more words

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My tonsillectomy - day 6

Honestly???

Seems like I’ve overdone it yesterday. Too enthusiastic eating. Too much activity. And my biggest mistake – having a shower.

No one told me this at the hospital, but after doing a bit of google research in the middle of the night (that’s what you do when you can’t sleep, right?) I found out that apparently you shouldn’t have a shower or wash your hair for at least 7 days after the surgery. 423 more words

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My tonsillectomy - day 9

Dare I say it? Dare I?

I think I can finally see (feel) some improvement.

The night has been horrific again. I read somewhere that sleeping in a sitting position may help because it can reduce swelling, so I tried that. 465 more words

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My tonsillectomy - days 4 & 5

Day 4 – are you kidding me?

I knew that this was going to be painful, but I wasn’t prepared for this.

Ice cream for breakfast with ibuprofen. 187 more words

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My tonsillectomy - days 2 & 3

It’s not fun. I tell you that much. My throat hurts, I can’t talk anymore and the morphine and all the glorious things keeping me pain free yesterday have definitely left my system now. 207 more words

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My tonsillectomy day 1 - surgery

I had the surgery done on a Thursday. I was told to arrive at the hospital at 7:30 in the morning, but handily they weren’t able to tell me when exactly my op is going to take place. 603 more words

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