I had my tonsillectomy on January 8. Everything went according to plan (as far as I know).
Here’s a post-op photo (after the nurse cleaned the blood off my face — apparently I was crying blood, which would’ve been interesting to see).
I also had my septum undeviated (I don’t remember offhand what that procedure is called), which is why my nose is so swollen.
I had a really obnoxious post-op nurse who wouldn’t get me water, wouldn’t help me sit up, etc. She was hostile and uncooperative, and didn’t listen to what I was saying. I was happy to get out of the surgical center.
Recovering at home has been uneventful. I have to periodically squirt saline solution through my nose, which is unpleasant but not painful. I haven’t been able to get much work done because of drowsiness.
I’m sleeping a lot, and I have a hard time keeping my mouth from drying out since I can’t breathe through my swollen nose.
I’m mostly eating jello and popsicles, and drinking ice water. I’m looking forward to eating actual food again.
I took some video of the back of my throat after I got home from the surgery, but I haven’t copied it to the computer yet.