I am 19 years old.. and just had my tonsils and aedinoids taken out on the 28th of may. Im on day 7 so far, and I've had good days and bad. I was fine after the operation, had to adjust alot. ESPECIALLY since I smoke. I found that cream of broccoli soup worked the best for me, and my pain medicine. I only used my meds until day 5, and for the past 2 days I only use it if I absolutely need it. Also if you try to feed yourself more often, even if it hurts, you should. You get better much faster. Anyways, I cant say much, everyone copes differently. Goodluck to any one else!