A day behind you and can also relate except I'm not touching any solids other than noodles and imitation crab meat. Those I chew very very well.
I'd recommend a head/neck wrap that you can put ice packs in. They cover your ears and feel so good!
Here's a link to the one I bought.
Take the time off. I'm day 10 and wished I'd talked myself out of trying to 'feel productive', what a crock.
Here's the thing. For the first two to three days you're going to be preoccupied with being able to sleep and eat. (get a pillow so you can scam some of the sleep you're missing out of that pillow.) You may be able to breathe through your nose, maybe not. You have to suss out your positions. Also, you're gonna have to find something to eat. Popsicles and ice cream ain't gonna cut it. (Have this on speed dial https://www.amazon.com/OKF-Aloe-Watermelon-Drink-Ounce/dp/B071G7Y99X/ref=sr_1_14?crid=2MLK0OJIAB47F&keywords=aloe+water&qid=1668122233&sprefix=aloe+wat%2Caps%2C304&sr=8-14 I've ordered three racks of it and drink it constantly.)
Which is okay really because in the third to sixth days the pain REALLY starts to settle in. Ears, jaws, teeth. This is where the 'Take your meds on time' people get their rep and they're totally right. Get your med game together. The more you're on top of it the less you hurt, and it CAN HURT.
My point is this thing will hi-jack you. It will hi-jack your mind. After you have your needs met and the drugs you're on aren't dulling your mind down to the neanderthal level of excellence go ahead and try to accomplish something. I wish you luck.
The best time I had during this whole thing so far was finding myself lying in bed about 4:30PM dozing, looking out the window and watching the new skies of the time change.
I guess my point is this procedure will take all of your gas. Leave some for yourself.
LotFancy Face Ice Pack Wrap for TMJ, Wisdom Teeth, with 4 Reusable Hot Cold Therapy Gel Packs, Pain Relief for Chin, Head, Oral and Facial Surgery, De https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FSCLPPI/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_3kiZo7tizkqHJ
The 4 ice packs are great because it takes 2 at a time so you can switch them out easily.
I had a whole write up but my phone glitched.
… I was eating thanksgiving dinner on day two. Ate solid foods the entire recovery.
Pain was a lot occasionally, but never heinous. I did keep up liquids (even though swallowing water was worse than eating solid foods) and kept a regular regimen on oxy and tylenol. At first it was every four hours, becoming 6 or so between by week’s end; 6-8, then 8-12 hours the second week. The last 5mg oxy I took was the morning of day 14.
I was doing errands on day 9, back to work doing movement and bodywork on day 12.
Really rest and recoup as much as you can. It’ll pay dividends. If someone can wait on you for at least the first week, that is honestly a huge energy burden off your mind and body.
I highly recommend a large supply of oral anesthetic lozenges-something like these.
Hey so I would suggest getting this. It’s a life saver and I still use it for reading in bed. It will help ensure you’re sleeping upright and ensure that you are comfortable. https://www.amazon.com/Lunix-Orthopedic-Comfortable-Adjustable-Sleeping/dp/B07ZP6SJDQ
I got this awesome Fibre supplement That is tasteless and dissolves completely. I can’t recommend it enough. It really helped me out.
Fibre on Amazon
This was super helpful for me. I basically lived in this thing for the first 7 days. You can freeze or heat up the packs depending on what you need.
If you can find this mix, get it.
This has been a life saver. It has a blend of 18 ingredients, very nutritious, and very soft to eat. Check the ingredients once to ensure you are not allergic to any of them.
I cooled it down before drinking and it has been keeping me full and healthy so far.
Get a pad that you can freeze and heat up. The cold was nice on my throat for the first few days and the heat felt amazing when the ear pain set in. This is the one I got and it worked well.
Sorry to hear this. I’m on day 9 post op.
Try ice packs around the neck/jaw.
This wrap was super helpful vv
For ear pain, I highly recommend this or one similar. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FSCLPPI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HT044PRVA6BR8BC3FX2A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 For pain when coming off of pain killers - slowly reduce your dose by half tab (splitting it) but continue to take overnight and early morning because this is when your mouth dries out and pain is the worst in the morning due to this. Pain in your ears when swallowing liquids and food is normal. I’m still experiencing that was well (day 8) but the ear pain is slowly getting better. This is because both your adenoid area and throat are healing. Not just your throat. So both take some time. I hope you have a good recovery. 😌
(They have cherry flavor as well)
I bought this and a heat pad. I would keep a cold pack on my neck and two hot ones on my ears. I was too tired to get up and reheat them in the microwave so I started hearing them up with the heat pad in the middle of the night. Face Ice Pack for Wisdom Teeth, Jaw, Head and Chin, 4 Reusable Hot or Cold Gel Packs, Relief for Mouth, or Oral Pain, Facial Surgery, TMJ Pain Relief https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GFW7QBD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_64W3ZVGMVSTN3TFBE3NE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Hey, I'm on day 6 too. I'd recommend setting an alarm every 3 hrs. Whenever I wake up though, that's when swallowing is the most painful. Then when I force myself to drink, the pain even gets worse. But I think it's something we have to do to keep hydrated and heal smoothly.
I think 2 things have been a godsend so far, and they wouldn't be what anyone would expect. The first one is the elevated wedge pillow that I got on Amazon. If I don't sleep elevated like this, instant pain.
Elevated wedge pillow: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLKLFLW/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_1MJMTVE25E7TFYR8P94N
The other is my warm blanket that I get under every time I'm in pain. When my head goes from the cool air to the warmth under my blanket, u can feel the pain in my ears and throat fade away in about 5-10 min, every time. If don't pull the blanket over my head, I always stay in pain. If I stay on my phone underneath my blanket, it keeps it even more warm under there lol. The warmer the better, until the pain subsides.
Lots of really great information already posted here, so I’ll just add one bit:
Buy this ice pack. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I wouldn’t have survived recovery without it. Offered so much relief and worth every penny.
Hey! So sorry you’re having a rough experience. I definitely felt the ear pain as well so I have an idea of what you mean. Im no doctor by any means so I can’t necessarily say that my suggestions will help! But I will say that I did try taking Tylenol Extra Strength Dissolve Packs and it also helped with additional pain. It’s like a powder that you pour right on the tongue and it seemed to work extremely fast with pain relief. I also bought this face icepack which could possibly help with the ear pain. Face Icepack
I drank a ton of liquids and Aloe Water which I honestly think helped with the scabs and the overall healing process. The dryer your mouth and throat are, the worst it’ll feel - ear pain included. I would give the Aloe Water a try as well! I know it feels like you may not be making any progress but you are! Take things day by day. I kept telling myself that by day 10 I should start feeling much better, and that kept me looking ahead.
Hope this helps and hope everything starts getting better for you soon!