Just taking 2 paracetamol and 2 nurofen together every 6 hours and it’s working well. On day of surgery I had ice cream, jelly and mousse. Here i am 3 years later and i just had my first sore throat since surgery and life didn’t stop. Strep throat is an infection of your throat, and sometimes tonsils, that's caused by bacteria. Before my surgery, i spent hours here, reading comments from day 1 to 10. // < ! Since I’ve started the forum, the description of post tonsillectomy throat has been one of the most common discussions. My medication makes me sleepy but I’m slowly feeling better so I’ll probably be off them soon. I really had no idea what my tonsils were supposed to look like. Our Mission. If a piece of Popsicle breaks off, put your face down. However this morning I woke up gagging as it feels like I have a massive clump in my throat! Try to relax. A warning:  These tonsillectomy pictures may not be for the faint of heart! (Edit) Respond to this On December 2, 2012 at 9:46 am Norma said: Hello all . I hope you are well. Tonsillectomy and Pain Medicine Addiction, Depressed After Tonsillectomy? Please find below the deyailed sign and symptoms of tonsil cancer: Life threatening tonsil cancer symptoms include: If you are wondering what does tonsil cancer in the throat look like, below is the tonsil cancer picture and images to explain: Throat Tonsil Cancer Pictures” width=”633″ height=”637″ />. Adenoids are small tissues located at the back of the throat. Slept well last night! It was quite informative both preop as well as post op. Although the specific cause of tonsil cancer is not known yet, but several risk factors have been identified, including tobacco and alcohol use. Tonsil Cancer Symptoms, Pictures, Treatment. You won’t be able to get it out with your tongue like you may have done before the surgery. But one, who is using the combination of smoking and alcohol use yields an even greater risk than using either substance alone. It’s nice to know what my recovery should look like. Even now, trying to touch the roof of my mouth with my tongue hurts. There were a couple hours where all I did was sip water and watch the Food Network. On February 6, 2013 at 11:34 am Jess said: Hi Amanda! I just wanted to say that I am 51 years old and I just had my tonsils removed and let me tell ya it hurts .. Good luck! When will the white looking stuff leave the back of my throat? As of now chloraceptic is my best friend. At times the pain has been nasty but most of the time when I keep on top of my meds it’s ok. I’ve been able to eat things like pancakes and avocado and sorbet. I woke up and had a (literal) reptile-like tongue. Of note, these 5 children’s age ranged from 1 to 3 years (1). Tonsil cancer is cancer that occurs in one of the three types of tonsils of the throat. Idk if this line of thinking is correct or not but my hopes is when the white stuff leaves my throat it won’t hurt anymore. Your doctor needs to do more follow up with his patients. Nurses had to give me lots of morphine to heal the pain. All I keep reading about is how painful it is x help!!?? Bear in mind though, the people with easier recoveries rarely post about their experience. It looks as though my scabs are still there, just really thinned out, & taking their time coming off. Next. The white you see is that scabs that formed. It’s not going to be pleasant for a while, but you’ll get through it. i just had to wake like 3 times a night to drink a little bit of water to keep my throat moist and keep up with my pain meds. I can’t seem to find anywhere that people say what happens after week 2. Hope all are well. It lessened after that point, but even towards the end of the third week moving my tongue in any way, whether to swallow or try to feel around my mouth was painful. Red Swollen Tonsils are very common in case of a cold virus infection. As of now chloraceptic is my best friend. ———————————————————————————— Previous Comments on Tonsillectomy pictures: On February 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm Kimberly said: Just had my tonsils removed yesterday. Tonsillectomy patients often peer into their throats and wonder, “is this normal?”  What they see is never pretty. Tonsillitis in babies leads to very red tonsils. I’m so scared! I am drinking lots of fluids even doing hot and cold to help relief some of the pain in my mouth .I don’t fell like I am getting enough sleep these days as I would before I had the surgery .Please help if anyone has any ideals to help me with the pain that I am feeling . if you don’t, it might not be a bad time to try them. I am just about finished taking all the medications that the doctor has prescribed to me .and I am not feeling any better . It is about as bad as your worst case of tonsilitis. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Patients with stage I or II cancer may not need any more treatment than this, although radiation may be recommended since a single remaining cancer cell could grow into another tumor. This includes old age over 50 years, chewing betel quid (paan), compromised immune system due to conditions such as HIV/AIDS. All rights reserved. I hope this helps anyone else reading this! It also depend on your particular situation. You are not alone. It sounds weird, but staying as hydrated as possible helps. Nothing to worry about though, as I am eating normal and they are slowly coming off. But one thing i forgot to mention about the meds, Make sure you wake up in the night to take them!also to hydrate, nothing wose than your throat getting dry. ESP when I freaked out on day 6 when I woke up feeling like death, worse than any previous days post op.