Yay, the tonsil/adenoidectomy went very well. I spent the entire day in the hospital. The refused to let my leave recovery until I ate or drank something. They brought my Sprite and as you can imagine, after having your throat ripped out, carbonation HURTS. I opted for a banana popsicle and they let me go at 5:00. It was very strange waking up half-naked in recovery, snot prouring out my nose thanks to the breathing mask, and seeing a bunch of people passed out in the same room. It was SCARY. I have never had an operation or even stayed in the hospital over night and I never want to do it again.
I spent the next week sleeping, eating pudding and dozing out of consciousness the entire day. I watched plenty of celebrity garbage on VH1 and enough cooking shows to cook almost anything you want to try. For some reason, though I could only eat a tiny amount of food and was starving to death for a week, the Food Network didn't make me hungry!
The pain wasn't too bad, I had medication in liquid form that tasted like pineapple. However, when my throat started to heal I devloped a disguting taste in my mouth that overpowered everything except red Powerade.
The doctor told me that I wouldn't be able to return to work for 2 weeks after the surgery, but here I am...a week earlier than expected.
You have nothing to hide when you're drugged up and half-way out of a gown in recovery.