Tonsillectomy pain for a long time now, and it feels worse than tonsillitis. Did I make a mistake?

10-14 days. At age 34, tonsillectomy is a very painful operation requiring narcotic medication. The average time for complete pain resolution is between 10 to 14 days, Additional time is required to get rid of tightness that resolves in about 4-6 weeks. I can not resolve the question of your making a mistake without knowing what symptoms you had prior to the surgery.