Thinking of tonsillectomy - please answer my questions if possible!
Basically, I'm thinking of whipping them out and am trying to convince myself that it will make a real difference to my life. Just want to know whether anyone had a similar situation to mine below and if things improved after the surgery.
In my teen years, I had many bouts of the usual high-grade tonsillitis - high fever, in bed for five days, huge swollen throat, etc. As the years went by (I am now 26), I eventually realised that drinking was a big factor in bringing this state about, so a year and a half ago I quit drinking. As a result, I haven't had the 'bad' kind of tonsillitis since.
However. I very often have slightly swollen tonsils, get small tonsil stones, bad breath and feel much weaker than I think I should. I think I have this very often, especially when I'm in a relationship - where, I'm guessing, the kissing leads to infection for me. I have suffered with this for years now, thinking it was just my lot in life.
I suppose what I'm asking is: has anyone else had similar problems to me (not TOO extreme, but taxing your immune system all the same) and found that things improved considerably after surgery?
I would really appreciate any answers. This could be the biggest decision of my life and might change everything.