Just keep your throat moist by constantly drinking water, sucking on ice. I carried around a glass of ice chips and glass of tepid water for the first few days or so. I felt GREAT the first day 'cuz the ENT actually painted the back of my throat with some sort of topical pain killer. So I was thinking -- hey, this isn't so bad. But then I'd start waking up in the middle of the night/middle of napping 'cuz my throat would be soooo dry and sticky.
A couple of nights I doused my poor husband with water in the middle of the night. I'd grab the glass of water off the nightstand, take a drink and fall back asleep, only to be awakened by a shout.
I also kept a bag of ice on my throat for the first few days, too.