I'm sorry, I don't have any experience with this, so don't know what the recuperation period is like, or how long it takes. I am 52, and just recently saw a allergy specialist for testing, she recommended and referred me to a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, as she said my tonsils are too big, and due to the fact I have sleep apnea, she thinks they should come out. Huh? Tonsillectomy at 52, are you kidding me? I'm waiting to be referred to the specialist, so I may be asking you questions, if I need to get them out. Lol. My 5 year old nephew had his tonsils and adenoids out, and tubes put in his ears, 5 days ago, and he's doing amazing, he woke up from surgery and asked for a bagel. Lol , but he is young, and I hear it's harder when you are an adult. Hope you have a quick recovery, and feel better soon.