I had intra-oral surgery with left-sided tonsillectomy on 8/20, so 1 week ago.
I’ve been whispering some the past 2 days. The pain has been intense but lessened some the last 24 hours. Tonight I’ve been trying to talk.
My concern is that when I do attempt to talk above a whisper at all there is a catch in the back of my throat. I can get the “he” sound out for “hello” for example but then it goes kinda wonky like there’s a stick (maybe a scab?) restricting my tongue. I don’t know how to explain it😩 My tongue seems so awkward and it makes me sort of gag and cough. It hurts so I don’t want to push it. So is this normal? No bleeding, no fever, I can’t open wide enough to see anything yet.
I will share details of the surgery later (in houston tx). Can someone just reassure me this is ok and can wait until my follow up on 9/5?