I am sorry you are having trouble. Tonsil removal for an adult is a big deal. Check with your doctor, but I doubt that surgery that isn't essential will have to wait. I agree with TheDiva about the salt water. Also sniff salt water up your nose and spit it out. Use non-iodized salt, about a teaspoon in a glass of warm water. I have been using a netipot and am very happy with that. They come with packets that you mix with water. you fill the pot with the solution and lean over the sink and tilt your head and pour the solution into your nostril so that it pours out of the other nostril. Sounds yucky, but it washes out a lot of what causes unpleasant drips and sore throats.
at 3:27 PM on Apr. 7, 2009