I'm 17 and had my tonsils out on August 10th, 2017. Up to the surgery I was reading tons of horror stories about recoveries and I begged my mom to cancel it. I've suffered with tonsil stones for a few years now but they never caused anything major besides bad breath. So far I'm on day 6 of recovery and I luckily haven't had any complications or excruciating pain. For the first few days I would only have an uncomfortable feeling when I would swallow but that was manageable by drinking water- I've almost polished off a 24pk of water by myself in 4 days! The only way i can describe the feeling in my throat when the pain comes and goes is the feeling you get when youre trying not to cry and your throat begins to ache- thats about as uncomfortable as it was. Days 5 and 6 became slightly more uncomfortable but by no means unbearable because I would get these sharp pains that would come and go where my tonsils were. I read that this is a sign the scabs are coming loose so this must be the light at the end of the tunnel! I've attempted ice cream, eggs, mac n cheese, Italian ice, and popsicles because I would get so hungry but an annoying sharp pain would return so I would end up taking a break or give up. Considering this whole recovery I've been more bored and annoyed that I can't eat rather than in pain I'd say that's pretty good. Any advice I would give to someone who's going to have this surgery is to drink water constantly even if it hurts the first few sips- once you get some water down swallowing hurts much less! Also keep up on your medicine- my parents were giving me liquid Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours- even through the night- and that helped so much!! I just can't wait to start feeling better and have more energy.