I just had mine removed yesterday and I'm 30. It's not all that bad, at least not for me. I'm on liquid vicodan,hydroxyzine,and ceflex. Just remember to take your meds and drink a lot of water. The drinking will work the muscles in the back of the throat and make it feel better. By the way, I'm also able to take care of our 2 & 3year olds. Just can't talk very well.