Getting Tonsils out at 28 years old!

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mala407
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   Posted 3/22/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
  I havent been on here in quite awhile, but I wanted to see if anyone had any advice on healing well after a tonsilectomy? Im 28 and getting them out this Wednesday. The main thing Im worried about is taking my regular base pain meds plus now more breakthru pain meds on a pretty empty stomach. Any suggestions on how to coat my stomach to take all my meds? Thanks everyone....
 
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   Posted 3/22/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Mala-
I had mine out at 32 and I wasn't able to swallow anything except liquids for about 10 days. Hope all goes well. Oh, in case they didn't tell you, about day 8 you probably will get some nasty ear pain for a day or 2.

Take care,
Bill

BethW
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Ask for liquid pain medication. That is SO important. Also, buy plenty of pudding packs. When my husband had his tonsils out, I bought a bunch of small Dixie cups and several boxes of Jello. I made them all and stuck them in the fridge before we left for the hospital. I didn't have to worry about it when we got home. Also, get some soup (vegetarian vegetable works well for this), prepare it, and then run it through a blender. Let it cool to just warm and drink it (you don't want to drink it hot- it will hurt.)
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my tonsils out at 30 and I lived on liquids and soft things for about 2 weeks as well as living on liquid narcotics. It was rough but very happy I had it done. Good luck with the surgery and I hope you heal fast.
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uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/25/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Boy!!!  I had mine out at 25 and I wanted to die....it hurt so freaking bad....but it gets better....just don't try to eat when it's numb because it will hurt later....good luck.
 
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