I am 23 and i just had a tonsilectomy 5 days ago. I am still unable and unwilling to eat anything. The procedure was painless and the first and second days I felt okay. But the days following are pretty bad. I signed on looking for some info on recovery. I was told not to eat or drink dairy products for the first couple of days because of the flem build up. I am having problems sleeping cause saliva sneaks back into my throat causing me to gag. It is very frustrating listening to eveyrone tell me what to eat and what to do. U need to heal at your own pace and if your not ready to eat right away, don't. I am sure I will be fine in a couple of days and I am sure it will have been worth it in the long run.