Has anyone on here had a tonsillectomy as an adult? How was it, how long was recovery? Is it as bad as some say?

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My dad’s an ENT, so not coming from experience but from what I know:

Tonsillectomies are not fun. In fact, my dad says it’s one of the worst surgeries to have as an adult...you should expect to be out /in pain for about 7 days.

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Thanks for asking the question OP. I may get it done myself to help with my sleep apnea. I have mildly enlarged tonsils.

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That’s precisely why I’m considering. I have massive tonsils and the docs I’ve talked to seem to feel that it’s likely I could get significant improvement from their removal

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I had it done at 32. Wasn’t fun, but I’d definitely so it again as my quality of life improved a lot. Ice cream isn’t such a good idea as dairy products cause phlegm and caughing. Lots of cold water, cold chicken soup. coconut water is recommended as well but I just didn’t like the taste. First six days were harder. I also had some bleeding after five-six days or so, it freaked me out and had to rush to the hospital. Looked scary but apparently it was just some blood clot etc doc fixed it quickly. Give yourself ~2 weeks to fully recover, but you’ll not regret it.

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Frequent tonsillitis (~5+ times a year) and tonsil stones. A lot healthier after the surgery, wish I’d done it sooner.

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I had my tonsils and adenoids both removed at 26. Like everyone else said, it wasn’t fun but it was 1000000% worth it. I’ve only gotten maybe 2 colds in the last 10 years now, after severe upper respiratory infections every 6 weeks before the surgery!

I stayed with my mother during the two weeks of recovery afterwards and was so glad I did because I was pretty pathetic. 😂 The first week after is the roughest. They give you horse pills (painkillers) which are difficult to take while your throat is still a bit raw. It took a full two weeks of liquid diet before I could begin to integrate solid food again - WATER, broth, Gatorade, etc. I couldn’t even tolerate Jello in the second week, myself. You will be VERY sensitive to temperature too.

I was thankfully not working at the time but I would absolutely recommend taking a full two weeks off to recover. (Perhaps time it before a holiday?) Even with WFH, I would not have been able to because I was in so much pain. You won’t want to talk at all the first week and the second is also best to abstain.

I basically slept for two weeks straight, stayed as hydrated as I could, and took pain meds when I could. It was a great diet. 😂 But really, it drastically helped my immune system and was worth every miserable day.

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Don't fall for the unlimited ice cream myth. I hear it's bogus from those whove gotten it, because while you technically can, you'll be so sore you won't want to.

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I just had it at age 27. Wasn’t too bad, had to take pain medicine and I definitely wouldn’t do it again, but 2 weeks and I was pretty much normal

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I had it done at 21 and while it was really rough, I'd do it again because my quality of life improved so much. Although, before surgery I was having near constant sore throats, etc. and post surgery the doc said my tonsils were even more infected than he thought and some of the worst he's seen.

Good luck with surgery! You'll make it through fine.

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Thank you :)

It was pretty awful for me lol the first few days were so painful and then about a week in I had bleeding and had to go back into surgery and get my stomach pumped (swallowed a ton of blood). However, it has been SO worth it I would 100% choose to do it again. So just watch out for bleeding and apply ice and avoid all hard food

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After recovering from mono, I was having tonsillitis / strep throat like every other month for a year (or at least the same symptoms). Not sure if it was a complication from mono but I was just constantly sick. Also would randomly lose my voice if I talked too much (aka most weekends). Surgery fixed all of that! I’ve been sick about 3 times since (it’s been 5 years).

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My sister got it and said she didn't think it was worth it. The pain was awful (said it felt like she was swallowing crushed glassed for days) and by the time her throat healed enough to eat solids, she was craving a hamburger so badly she was ready to put it in a blender. 😂 She had to take a lot of time off work.

Also, the doctor never mentioned this as a possible side effect but it really changed her singing voice. I don't know enough about music to explain it but her singing voice just sounded thinner ever since the surgery.

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I had it done at 21 following months and months of recurring tonsillitis and it was painful but not the worst. The #1 advice I have is to keep drinking water to keep your throat moist. Even set alarms at night so you wake up and drink water because the pain is quite bad if your throat gets dry.

Overall, would recommend. I know some people have it worse than others, but I really don’t think it was too bad after 5-7 days. fairly quick recovery.

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It is hell on earth for a month, but I dont regret it- long term health, hygiene, and overall w3ll being are permenantly improved after the sh*tshow.

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