Re: tonsillectomy question
Unless it is clear you're going in for a tonsillectomy and an adenoidectomy then they'll only take your tonsils out. You will definately know if your having both out!
As for liquid pain medication - In the UK they just give you Voltarol tablets which dissolve in water and dispersable paracetamol. Not sure if you live in USA though!
I'm on day 10 after my surgery and I was planning to go back to work on Monday but i think may have to take another week off, it could be because i had an iffection though. My throat is healing nicely and i'm back to a normal diet except acidic things like orange juice because that stings my throat due to the new skin. Still getting loads of phlegm and my voice still sounds so nasal which is why i don't want to go back to work yet!!
I woud book 3 weeks of work just in case you have any complications - hopefully you won't though.
Hope this helps.