It has been 3 weeks since my surgery. I still have a lot of pain and swelling on and off at incision site in my throat. The surgeon did tell my daughter that he had a hard time getting in there is what she said he told her. I have called his office and they said this is normal. As long as I am not running a fever and there is no discharge from the site. I found when I wake up its not to bad . but by the evening. It is very sore and swollen, also my incision looks terrible. I think he did a crappy job of cutting me open. I have to keep ice packs on both front and back of my neck . Has anyone had this problem and if so how long until it gets better. It has been 18 days .