HMMM, I want to be fair and warn you that my recovery was HELL, but if you absolutely need the surgery then I don't want to scare you off.....
Personally, I have a pretty high tolerance for pain and only agreed to have my tonsils out after multiple boughts of them being big as golf balls, oozing white chunks, and 105 deg temp. At that point I wasn't really given an option. Recovery really sucked and you should now that up front. I was off work for 2 wks (and could have used another) and then couldn't run/workout without my neck/throat swelling for like 4 months.