I can give you some advice. I too had this done as an adult. Healing sucked, but I haven’t had strep throat since (it’s been a decade), when I do get a sore throat it is less severe (my sore throats came with BRUTAL refered ear pain) and basically you are going to be glad you had the surgery. Do you have any sinus/breathing promblems? My doctor recommended dixinf my deviated septum and opening my nasal passage some while he was doing the tonsillectomy because I had always had a bit of trouble breathing through my nose at night. I am glad they were bundled. If you have any nasal issues you might look into that, then you don’t have to have another surgery later.
Tell your doc you are nervous. He will give you a Xanax or something for the day of (or maybe even earlier). It will help. Ask if you can get whatever perscriptions you will need written early so you can have them filled already and ready to go.
Don’t eat anything red while you are recovering. It will make it hard to tell if there is more inflammation. Gatorade was good. Frosty’s from Wendy’s were heaven. Pasta was not good. Basically really soft food. Or just ice cream you know? You will definitely miss chewing. I felt ok eating stuff the fiesf day, but the day after my throat started hurting more and all ocecream and soup for a week or something.
DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR THROAT WHILE IT IS HEALING. it will freak you out and the scabs look fucking terrible. Don’t do it. Never pick a scab. That can cause bleeding.
The most important thing (besides don’t look down your throat) is to keep a good schedule for your pain meds. My doctor could not emphasize this enough. It sounds like your mom and husband will be around to help? They need to be 100% on board with keeping the schedule. The pain is really bad, but if you keep on the schedule it will be ok. This means someone will have to set an alarm, wake up in the night, wake you up, and give you meds. It doesn’t matter if they are tired, or you are sleeping so peacfully. They need to fucking do it. If you at the pain meds wear off before giving you the next dose it is fucjfuc terrible, and just do not do it. Stress how important that is to them.
When you start tappering off the perscription pain killers I recommend liquid cool burst Tylenol. https://www.amazon.com/Tylenol-Cold-Mucus-Severe-Daytime/dp/B005IHVP7C/ref=pd_sim_121_1/141-0498187-1135949?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B005IHVP7C&pd_rd_r=182688bf-18d5-11e9-a5cf-b183fdaf236c&pd_rd_w=QK3d3&pd_rd_wg=dee2s&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=X4F9PC54GS02BQZPPJ58&psc=1&refRID=X4F9PC54GS02BQZPPJ58
Get a few bottles. It sort of cools the throat and is amazing.
Pain meds give me super vivid dreams. I discovered I should not watch law and order or Criminal Minds because they gave me nightmares. I ended up watching a lot of romantic comedies.
Do you have a recliner? I slept in that, and basically stayed in it for a week. It was much more comfortable.
Both times I have had surgery I have gotten my period soon after. When it wasn’t scheduled, so maybe have supplies on hand. Also I was so out of it from pain meds I ended up putting two tampons in at some point. So like, careful what you do!
Good luck, you will be great.