Everyone that I talked to before getting my tonsils out told me that it was the worst surgery they had ever had.. & now I’m starting to believe them. My mom’s friend said she would rather deliver 10 babies without pain medication than to ever go through a tonsillectomy ever again. I’ve never given birth, but I have always imagined it being the most painful thing that I, as a woman, would ever have to go through. Apparently not.
On day 2 I was extremely exhausted. I didn’t get more than 3 hours of sleep the night before and I was having a terrible time taking my medications. I had laid in my mother’s bed for a solid 24 hours before having a mental breakdown. I was upset because my brother was “subtweeting” that I needed attention. Normally this wouldn’t have bothered me, but when you’re in a ton of pain, you can’t talk, you haven’t slept or ate anything for 24 hours, & you’re drugged up.. it was a huge deal.
Pain scale: 7/10
Day 3 is kind of a blur looking back.. I almost had to go to the ER because I couldn’t swallow anything, therefore I was getting dehydrated. Then to top it all off I started throwing up. Yesterday was probably the worst day I’ve had so far. I actually felt like I was dying. I’m so thankful for my mom though. She basically force fed me my meds, but I needed them and felt so much better afterwards. I even got like a 25 minute nap in & then later actually got some alright sleep (meaning more than 4 hours)
Pain scale: 10/10
Today has been awful. Mornings are the worst because I wake up and my mouth us so dry from sleeping with my mouth open. Plus I was in a lot of pain because I was an hour late for my meds. (Not that the sleep wasn’t worth it though) The biggest problem today is the nausea. Zoloft doesn’t seem to be doing the trick on keeping my meds down so awe had to go get a suppository. (Joy) Also, I am convinced that the liquid pain medication is handmade by the devil himself. It’s like trying to choke down battery acid.
The most annoying thing is the scabs in the back of your throat. They taste AWFUL and I can feel them every time I breathe or swallow.. only making me gag even more.