Hi, I am 15 years old and on my 4th day of having my tonsils taken out. And I am in such horrible pain. Days 1-3 were spent throwing everything up, even my pills, and crying because of the pain. But day 1 when I had them taken out wasn't too bad because of all the meds I was on from the IV in the hospital. Day 2 was so bad I was in the ER over night. Day 3 I thought I was getting better because I could finally talk without my voice cracking and I could actually move my neck and sleep. But moving onto day 4, I am in complete misery. I am crying because of how bad my pain is, I can't speak, and I can't swallow, (not even my spit). I recommend drinking liquids like Gatorade or water or apple juice, but not orange juice or soda. Don't chug it but take sips and don't skip throughout the day. Drink through the night also and try eating some soft foods like apple sauce or oatmeal, ice cream, chicken broth or even jello. But make sure if you eat foods that can be hot, to make sure it has cooled down a bit before you eat it. Everybody heals differently, so I am not saying you will feel like this also, but you could feel some of this. I hope all goes well with your tonsillectomy.