Ummm, yes it is all true. I'm sorry to break it to you. I had my tonsils removed in 2010 at 29 years old. Everyone warned me of the pain.
They weren't kidding. And I have a high threshold.
BUT- it was completely worth it. I decided to have them out when I ended up in the ER during a shift, severely dehydrated, tacky at 130 and about to go down.(yes, I called out that night, but guess what they were short and begged me to come in, the nursing supervisor was doing rounds, looked at me and said "endorse your patients, you are coming to the ER with me" I was getting infections every week.
As nurses we worry about everything that could go wrong. But, I was getting strep so much, I was worried about endocarditits! There is a chance of rebelled, which I knew happened to someone, but it was easily fixed. I didn't bleed at all. And I have been the healthiest in my life since having them out. I only get sick once a year, instead of once a week!
TOtally painful, completely worth it. And, well, I couldn't take the vicodin Q4 act like they told me, because after 3 nights, I was taking care of a 2 and a 1/2 year old alone......