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How Much Did You Lose After Tonsillectomy
Expect BAD pain: This is one of the most painful surgeries to recover from, and anyone who tells you otherwise either 1) hasn't had it or 2) doesn't perform it. With that said, if you need it (recurrent strep or chronic sore throat or sleep apnea), after this recovery there can be a significant improvement in quality of life, making surgery worth it. It's easier to get over as a child (have less scar tissue). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much time after adult tonsillectomy will my taste come back. It's been three weeks, and I still can't taste anything.
How about never ? : Smoking is one of major risk factors for head and neck cancers. Sucks having a voice box brosef! terribad way to go! in all seriousness, take this opportunity to quit. It's just not worth it! by the way, I do admire the courage to ask when you can smoke to a forum full of doctors ;-). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsillectomy: Prepare by having realistic expectations about your recovery. You well need to be out of work for 1-2 weeks minimum. Sore throat will be expected. Have lots of liquids particularly icy liquids as hydration is essential. Soft diet, and advance to regular as tolerated. Your doctor will likely prescribe pain medication if Tylenol/ibuprophen is not adequate. Expect low grad temps, bad breath. ...Read more
Anything you want: I tend to not restrict diet in any way. Some ents say to stick to a soft diet but that is more of an older way of thinking. If there was something more difficult with your surgery your doctor may give you specific instructions on what not to eat- obviously follow that. Be sure to stay hydrated. Beyond that, hot, cold, dairy, bubbly, juice, bread, chicken, pizza, you name it... Chow down. ...Read more
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