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My recovery has been anything but easy... Age 18

So Iam on day 7 of Recovery, and literally eeryday i have gotten worse. I now can not drink water, because it hurts wayy too much. And i can barely open my open, and can not talk. I cant even take my pain meds, in liquid form, because it burns so badly! So I am in a lot of pain and losing pound by the day.

Being dyhydrated is no fun either. If I had known that the recovery wouldve been anything like this I wouldnt have done it.

If youre considering it really think hard, because it is a tough tough road that takes a long time to end..

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It's really important to be drinking water. Being dehydrated makes the experience worse. You should also try to eat.
I'm on day 13 of recovery and ate directly after surgery. I was never in too much pain to eat and I drank at least 2L of water a day. It's the most important thing; drinking that is.
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I will admit, this recovery was anything but easy, but my experience wasn't as horrible.

I'm at Day 12, and I only have a few scabs left in the sockets of where my tonsils previously were. The pain did start to bother me quite a bit between days 5-8, but if got progressively easier thereafter.

The night post op, I had about 4 or 5 cups of ice water, and had one about every hour throughout that night because the pain for me was excruciating and I couldn't sleep a wink because my uvula was so large. The second day, I did about the same thing, but was able to sleep, so I only drank at night when I needed to take my pain dose, which was every 4 hours. But in the mornings I would drink about 12 ounces every 2 hours. By day 5 I was only drinking with my pain dose and that was also the same day I stopped the pudding and slimfast. And that was probably the most difficult psychologically. The not eating. I was extremely worried about bleeding since I had not experienced any, so I cut out everything, but some applesauce and one day I had a little cup of soup.

The pain was at its worst in the mornings, but I'd say it was completely manageable. I still have not bleed any, and my uvula has returned to normal size. The only thing that's super uncomfortable is yawning. Hurts like heck. But I'm dealing. I still haven't returned to eating like usual,but yesterday, I did have half a slimfast, but that was about it. I don't think it has anything to do with pain, but moreso, because I've lost an appetite for food having gone without it for so long. a week is life changing, I think.

By the way, I was on Tylenol codeine, which most people says doesn't work well, but it's worked quite well for me.

Good Luck!
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