Re: leave my tonsils alone
CHronic tonsil infections can cause respiratory infections, sinus infections, ear infections which can, in turn, cause asthma, loss of hearing, etc. I suffered from this as a child and was hospitalized numerous times, missed out on vacation trips and other family outings and finally came perilously close to partial hearing loss when,at age 25, my doctor finally told me "I don't care what your mother thinks. You need to have your tonsils out." It turns out she was like you - thought I'd out grow it, live thru it or maybe she just simply had Munchausen's and enjoyed the attention she got when I was sick, hospitalized, etc. So there I was at 25 having them out. The surgery from Hades....along with a couple of problems while I in the recovery room. Was I angry with her because of it? Oh yeah! Do I resent all the things I missed out on? Yes. Could all that have been avoided if she had just let them be removed when I would have had only a 24-48 recovery period as a child? Oh yeah.
If you don't mind living like this, that's fine. But why visit it upon your children?