I recently had some work done on my throat. My tonsils are gone, uvula gone, and some soft palate gone as well (apnea). This was four weeks ago. My throat was fine after a couple days. Hell I ate pasta the day after surgery and sure as hell could have eaten meat if my mother was not so adamant about not doing it.
Make sure you get some good meds and you should be fine. To cut through mucus build up I found that hot liquids like tea helped a ton after eating any dairy or after taking down a protein shake, which was basically 50% of my meals.