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    Hubby had his out as an adult...it was pretty painful after a few days unfortunately. Just keep up the pain meds, especially overnight.

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    I also had mine out as an adult, and agree that it was very painful. Mind you, it was well worth it as my health improved out of sight afterwards.


    My best advice would be to keep up the pain relief as it is much easier to keep on top of it that way rather than waiting until it is it bad before taking something. I also found difflam/cepacaine gargles very helpful (the ones that contain local anaesthetic) to numb the throat a little between doses of pain killers. Lots of sleep and not too much talking also made a difference.


    I don’t want to scare your DH too much. Yes it did hurt, but all of us that had it obviously recovered in time and lived to tell the tale. I certainly don’t regret getting them out - I actually wish I had done it sooner!

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    I had mine out at 19 and whilst it was painful Im going to go against the grain and say it honestly wasn't too bad.
    If you can keep up the pain meds, and I was even given numbing mouthwash he'll be fine.
    I couldn't, as they made me so nauseated and I would rather be in pain than have nausea! So sure I was sore, but wouldn't say debilitated for very long.
    At about day 7 they scab, which makes it pretty painful - but on some risky advice from a friend I had a decent meal (not soft) to 'scrape' the scabs off. Which, left me crying in pain at the dinner table but feeling 100% in the morning!
    It is so so so worth doing, I never knew how good I'd feel without my "big ugly tonsils" as my ENT described them!

    That being said, mine we're cauterized off which I was told was a bit more modern than the old cut and stitches, and my ENT seemed to think that made for a better recovery. (He still did both however! Just told me I got 'lucky' with the hospital I had my OP at, he used the newer technology there.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManchesterLass View Post
    I had mine out in June. It was hell. By far the most pain I have ever been in. The pain doesn't hit until a few days post op, but is excruciating for a week or so. Then when you feel you can't continue it suddenly improves. Ive had a 4th degree tear and a c section and neither came close in terms of pain. I'd still do it again though as I was on antibiotics every couple of months due to tonsillitis.
    This, (except for the births) was my experience when I had mine out last year. First couple of days are ok but then it really hits and is so painful. I've never experienced pain like it and at the time really regretted getting it done but looking back I would absolutely do it again.

    On a positive note, these are things that worked for me.

    Taking the pain relief on time - ie waking up to have the does due at 4am rather than waking up at 6 in terrible pain

    Alternating panadol and nurofen rather than taking both at the same time

    Start taking something for constipation early - the drugs will make him constipated

    Keeping my mouth/throat moist by sucking ice or sipping water.

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    I had mine out at 37, my specialist warned me about the pain and said day 5 (I think) would be the worst and that I would probably need to come back to hospital for some strong pain meds. I took nothing more than panadol for a few days and really didn't find it that bad at all.

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    Thanks so much for sharing your experiences ladies 🙂 So sorry you all had to go through that by the sounds of things..... I had no idea it was that bad! I wonder why it seems to be such a worse recovery than a child having had the same op?! 😧 I wasn't sure if I was going to go ahead and get my DH to read all of you replies and just sensor/read him some bits but he saw it come up in our email and read the whole thing at work! Oops....nothing he hadn't read about already pain wise, but he picked up a few pointers for the recovery so thanks again. I've definitely opened my eyes now so I can be a better wifey/nurse 😉😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladydee View Post
    Thanks so much for sharing your experiences ladies 🙂 So sorry you all had to go through that by the sounds of things..... I had no idea it was that bad! I wonder why it seems to be such a worse recovery than a child having had the same op?! 😧 I wasn't sure if I was going to go ahead and get my DH to read all of you replies and just sensor/read him some bits but he saw it come up in our email and read the whole thing at work! Oops....nothing he hadn't read about already pain wise, but he picked up a few pointers for the recovery so thanks again. I've definitely opened my eyes now so I can be a better wifey/nurse 😉😊
    I think adult tonsils hurt more because they are larger and have a much bigger surface area where they join.

    Another thing that happened to me was I partially lost my taste for about 6 months, this is because they stretch the tongue out and it damages taste buds. I was beside myself about this, crying a few times and my dr said one day without realising it will just be normal again and he was right.

    Oh Mr Ladydee, I hope we haven't scared you to much, I really would do it again even though it was very painful. There were a couple of good bits about it - it's an excuse to eat/drink whatever whenever (icy poles for breakfast) my fav was that little risoni pasta with melted butter because it just slid down! I also lost 7kg in 3 weeks so it might be a good pre Christmas trim down.

    Good luck and make sure you let us know how you get on.

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    He survived! 😀 Day 2 and he's doing ok. I cooked him mashed sweet potato and baked salmon and he ate it....slowly but not too bad. Today he said it hurts to swallow but still not as bad as when he has the actual tonsillitis. Let's see what this "day 5" has to offer....😬

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    Oh dear....well, his throat started bleeding and the ambulance just took him to hospital! I made satay chicken skewers and rice with steamed veggies.....maybe the chicken did it?? It was very tender as the sauce had a bit of soy-sauce in it which is a tenderiser but I'm still thinking it was that.....😕 I stayed home with our two kids so just waiting on a text/call to see how he's doing.....😟

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    I hope he's ok and back home soon. I was advised that this can happen and they just cortisise (sp). They also told me to try and eat a normal diet. Don't blame yourself

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