So today hasn’t been as bad as yesterday. Have I been super lucky and got over the worst of it?
I don’t want to count my chickens so I’ll see how it goes over the weekend, but if I’m still relatively comfortable by Monday I’m going to go ahead and presume the difficult bit is over.
Again this morning was the worst part of the day but only around a 4/10 compared to yesterday’s 6. I’ve had no resting discomfort and maybe a 2/10 for a couple of twinges whilst swallowing.
When I had my tonsils the right one was enlarged constantly and that’s the side which is giving more discomfort; when there is pain present it’s in the right side and goes into my ear which is probably the worst bit. The left side has been really well-behaved and the swelling there is pretty minimal now too.
My uvula is still a bit swollen, as is my tongue and the right side of my throat, but they’re all coming down by the day. Scab-wise they’re coming along nicely. I can see some thick bits, especially deep in the right cavity, but again there’s daily improvements in that area too.
The one thing I hope doesn’t stick around is this annoying cough that’s come along when I try and sleep. It’s an irritating tickle that feels like dry throat and kicks in about 30 minutes after I drop off. Overnight wasn’t too bad because the codeine I’m taking suppresses coughs but any little dozes I’ve tried have been pretty fruitless. So I’m quite tired now but saving the last dose of codeine for bedtime and hopefully I’ll get a solid 4-5 hours.
Overall still not as bad as originally thought but I’ll tiptoe into the weekend in case anything unexpected occurs.
I’m a bit apprehensive about tomorrow; supposedly day 5 is the worst pain-wise so I’m expecting it to be pretty brutal because the ear pain and general discomfort I’ve had today have been pretty bad.
It’s still at its worst when I’ve just woken up, probably because the area is allowed to dry out and time lapse between meds, but talking and drinking help. Eating is fine but I’m staying away from overly sugary things, nothing acidic, nothing sharp and nothing spicy either. Man am I looking forward to a lovely curry, it’s all I want in the world right now.
Overall though, none of this recovery process has so far been anywhere near as bad as some of my worst bouts of tonsillitis. The pain peaked today at a solid 6/10, which is a walk in the park compared to the shit I’ve dealt with in the past where a 10 wouldn’t even be half of the pain. So in that sense I’m super lucky at the moment and also super lucky to never have tonsillitis again (presuming all has been removed properly!) which is a massive relief in itself.
Now I need to conquer tomorrow, hopefully Saturday onwards will be a downward slope into comfort. It’ll be nice to catch up on sleep soon and not feel like death upon waking, that’s what I’m really looking forward to.