i got my tonsils out 7 days ago day 1 was rough because I didn't really know what to expect so I was really scared before I went into surgery when I came out o surgery I woke up within 10 minutes and I was wide awake and talkative about 20 minutes later I was back up in the pre opp room getting ready to go home after the nurse checked out my throat and saw that I could drink water she told me that I could check out so I got my stuff together and I was on my way home an hour after surgery Day 2 I slept great through the night and I woke up with my throat sore but I took some vicodin and I was good to go the first 2 days I took vicodin every 6 hours but later that day I went to dinner and a movie with some friends I ate a turkey sandwich it was kinda hard to eat but I just had to make sure I chewed really good Day 3 I woke up my throat felt a little better well enough that all I had to take was some Tylenol I took it once in the morning and that was all later that night I went out with some friends again and we also went out to dinner I had a cheeseburger it hurt a little bit but it tasted good if u r going to eat food remember to CHEW and DRINK LOTS OF WATER Day 4 I was feeling really good my day was starting to get easier no more pain meds I have been drinking 8-10 bottles of water a day each bottle is 16 oz From day 4 on things got really easy for me but on day 7 I woke up with some blood in my throat it really worried me but after drinking some water it stopped and I went on with my day I honestly think I had such a great recovery because I drank tons and tons of water sooo if u take anything from reading this it would be DRINK TONS OF WATER AND DON'T DEPEND ON PAIN MEDS GET OFF OF THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE