I got my tonsils and adnoids out on the 29th on march, so I'm on day 4 I think. I read a lot about different peoples experiences before having it done, and gave it a lot of thought. About half the posts I read said people wish they had never gotten them out, and the other half say it sucked, but they're glad they did it. Well so far I'm glad I got them out. I've had some problems already but I just thinking how worth it it'll be when i'm all healed. The doctor said he could see that my tonsils were big when he would look in my mouth, but he he got back there during the surgery they were 3-4 times bigger than he thought they'd be on the inside. When he finally got htem out he said he squeezed them and a ton of infection and puss came out. He had to scrape the holes and the back of my throat really good just to make sure he got all the infection out. He said he wasnt' planning on taking out my adnoids, as with most adults they are shriveled up and dead, but he had to take my out because they were big and infected too. So my surgery was on a monday and that night and most of tuesday I was very swollen and not sleeping or breathing good, but not in too much pain. By wednesday morning all I had eaten in the past 3 days were 2 mushed up popsicles, and had been taking 2 percocet every 4 hours on the dot. I started feeling queasy from all the pain pills and no food in my stomach, and I threw up a ton(mainly all the water I'd been drinking). Doing that dislodged the blood clots that had started forming and I started bleeding really bad. Bright red blood and some clots too. It took about an hour for the bleeding to stop. My mom called the doctors and they had me suck on some ice chips, which helped stop the bleeding. So most of wednesday kinda sucked because my whole face, mouth, and neck were so swollen from throwing up, and I was in horrible pain. I was terrified of taking more pain pills until I ate something with more sustenance like applesauce, that I hadn't had a pain pill since 1 am wed morning and it was 3pm wed afternoon before I finally got more down after forcing some apple sauce in me. Wednesday night was ok though, compaired to the day. Thursday was ok for the most part, started eating more applesauce and some pudding. That night I bent down to pick up a pillow off the floor and I started bleeding again. Smae thing, it took about 40 min to stop the bleeding, and had to suck on ice chips the whole time. My mom called and talked to the doctor himself(since it was past office hours). He said you're not suppose to be bleeding like that and if i bleed one more time then I have to go the ER and them call him so he can take me back into surgery to fix the problem. He said I have to keep my head above my heart, which is kinda to remember to do. But it is now friday night and no more bleeding as of yet. I did wake up with a bad headache, and a sore neck and back from sleeping in a recliner the past 4 nights. Yes this is a painful surgery to have, but even with the problems I've had so far I would still have had it done. It will be so very worth it in the end. I'm just crossing my fingers and really hoping I don't start bleeding again, for I'd rather not go back under the knife so soon. So if your thinking of having it done I would get it done and over with now. You're only going to get older and it will only get harder the longer you wait. And if you've had it done and are still in the healing process just hang tight. I'm sure it will get better before you know it.