Hi I'm 24 and I am currently on day 5 (when counting the day of the operation) and I can see that I'm eating slightly differently to you all. I'm english but are having my tonsillectomy In germany as the medical system here is brilliant.
Anyway to the point, since the day after my OP they got me to eat bread rolls, crackers and hard foods (normal food) and the pain when trying to eat these foods is insane. On a scale of 1-10 on the pain scale I've been around 6-8. 10 being the worst pain. The back of my tongue on either side hurts anytime I eat and of course the obvious area is so painful. I was told by my doctor that the more I eat crackers, biscuits, bread and other foods like this, the quicker the recovery.
Coming on to the scabbing I am inquisitive and I like to look and it's not a nice thing to see in the back of your throat. These huge white mucus looking scabs. I am too very scared about what happens when they fall off! I have yet to find out.
The only advice I would give is just constantly hydrate your throat. It may lesson the urge to cough therefore minimising the risk of bleeding.
It's really demotivating when on day 2 you feel great and then day 4 and day 5 is hurrendous! It really is a roller coaster of pain. Apparently from day8-9 onwards the pain should ease off. But if you guys are only eating soft foods it probably will be longer as it's the hard foods that scrape the scabs off. Sounds so disgusting I know.
We can do this. Try to stay positive and eat what you can. Use those painkillers and drink lots.
Get well soon everyone :)