I felt the same way when I went in for my tonsillectomy. It was my first surgery at age 36. I was so afraid of being put to sleep. But everything went fine! I had a great recovery and by day 5 I was feeling really well. The first day was rough because the pain killer made me sick. After two days I switched to liquid tylenol and did so much better. One suggestion...keep yourself as hydrated as possible. Drink lots of water. Make yourself swallow it . The more you drink the better you will feel. I got my water as icy as possible so it would numb my throat. You will do fine.. I hope you have a speedy recovery.