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On day 3 after having tonsils out

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Summerwood1 Wed 23-Mar-16 21:50:54

Has anyone had their tonsils removed. Day 2 yesterday was great,was talking and eating Okish but today has been really painful. There is a thick yellow coating where the tonsils used to be I'm assuming this is normal after the op?

Cocolepew Wed 23-Mar-16 21:54:02

Day 5 and 10 will be hellish. Dont know why but they are.
Keep on top of your painkillers, take them regularly, don't wait until you are having pain.

Summerwood1 Wed 23-Mar-16 22:05:06

Thanks ,I'm taking them as much as I can codeine,ibuprofen and paracetamol together 4 times a day but really could do with 5 times a day to cover the pain but that would be exceeding the dose.

Cocolepew Wed 23-Mar-16 22:10:56

If I remember correctly I think I kept this up for at least 10 days then started to scale back.
Dont forget to eat rough, hard food so the scabs get knocked off <boak>

Summerwood1 Wed 23-Mar-16 22:18:36

Yes I have been eating crackers and cheese today,took about an hour just to finish them!

Cocolepew Wed 23-Mar-16 22:25:09

I lived on Mini Eggs and crisps. I put half a stone on blush
Good luck! It's worth it in the end.

lougle Wed 23-Mar-16 22:27:24

Try alternating the paracetamol and codeine with the ibuprofen 2 hourly. That will give you a more even coverage. So 8 -P&C, 10 -ibuprofen, 12 P&C, 2 ibuprofen,etc.

Summerwood1 Wed 23-Mar-16 22:33:03

That may be a very good idea,I shall try that tomorrow as I've had all doses for today. Thank you.

hollinhurst84 Wed 23-Mar-16 22:37:17

Salted crisps work well, the crisps scrape the crap off and the salt doesn't do any harm either

Summerwood1 Wed 23-Mar-16 22:42:46

Salted crisps... I shall stock up!!!!

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