I'm doing ok during the day...still have stinging, but it's tolerable, and still taking x strength tylenol every 4-6 hours. It's the night times that are really hard. When you lay down, all the pressure goes to your ears, and the pain is very intense. Very hard to sleep, and when you wake up in the middle of the night cause the meds have worn off, you can hardly swallow the next round of pills. I'm still having to put ice packs on my neck and heating pads on my ears when i wake up at 2am. I did, however, sleep longer periods last night, so that made me happy. The pain in my legs from being bedridden for so long (atrophy) is still there...I'm not walking all wobbly anymore, but last night while sitting in bed watching American Idol, my legs were really sore, and I could hardly concentrate...drove me insane. Hopefully that'll go away sometime soon. I might need to see a chiropractor or do accupuncture or something like that as well if it doesn't go away soon! Saw the dr yesterday for my post visit, and he said I was healing well, but I'd probably still have pain for about 2 weeks, and I stil risk bleeding in that time too, which shocked me, cause I havnt bled once yet, surprisingly. He said the reason I felt more pain then most people is because my tonsils were larger, so they were deep rooted and they had to cut wayyyy back into my throat...I have the gaping holes to prove it! lol I asked him If I would be fully healed before my next surgery (hysterectomy) next month, cause they'll be putting a tube down my throat, and he said yes, and that I'd have "MORE ROOM" back there for the tube to go down now..eek! lol
I have more energy now, and went to the grocery store yesterday, and to my appt 30 min away, but still verrrry exhausted, and a full day like that really wore me out. Dr said I might be trying to do too much too soon and to take it easy. The thing that hurts most during the day is yawning...I hardly EVER yawn, but for some strange reason the past 2 days i'm yawning over and over again all day long and it hurts my jaw and stretches my wounds and I'm writing in pain....yesteday i had an hour where every 10 seconds i'd yawn..it was horrible!!! Also, i've developed a tickle in my throat..probably from talking so much, and then it makes me start to cough, which freaks me out cause coughing causes the bleeding. It happened several times at the store, and I didn't have any gum in my purse, so i was swallowing like crazy and in the aisle freaking out with tears running down my eyes, cause i started having coughing attacks...no bueno!
Anyways, today is a new day, had a weight watchers smoothie for breakfast, and for some reason it hurt realllly bad , so i dont know if it was from the cold or some ingredient in it. For lunch i'll have some warm soup i made yesterday, and probably soup again for dinner. I dream of the day I can have bread, tortillas, and crackers again!