Hi i am a 25 year old female who had her tonsils taken out on july 25th. I was also very scared myself. I am not going to lie to you, it was the most painful thing i have ever went through. I am still recovering from it. Drink lots of water and gatorade, that will help and make sure you take your pain medicine, that also helps. The main thing is just to try to drink and eat as much as you can, even if it's just applesauce or pudding. It will be rough, but you will get through it. Good luck and let me know how it goes!