I suffered from tonsillitis terribly as a child, thankfully I have grown out of it as an adult and still have my tonsils. My eldest son had his taken out a few years ago as he had recurrent tonsillitis, to the point that antibiotics became ineffective. He still suffers from the occasional sore throat but thankfully nothing like the pus riddled one in the picture above anymore!
I was extremely ill with chronic tosilitis as an infant and small child.As soon as I was well enough I had to have them removed.This was actually a life saving operation in my case! My son had the same issues and also had to have his tonsils removed very early in his life. For both of us,this was such a positive change for our lifestyles as soon as they were gone!!
That image is grim! I've not got mine, I suffered from chronic tonsilitis as a child, but didn't get them removed as I was having enough surgeries on my ears at the time. Instead, I had them removed last year after having 6 bouts of tonsilitis in one year. It wasn't a great operation as an adult and if someone suffers from chronic tonsilitis as a child I'd definitely recommend having them out when you are younger.
I had tonsillitis many times as a child so had my tonsils removed when i was 9 years old. My health improved after the operation so i think it was good to get rid of them. I felt 'ripped off' because i had been promised liberal servings of jelly and icecream but didn't get any!!
Oh, donjo! I was 28 . . three bouts of inflammation in a row, never happened before, doctor said, "OUT!" so they are gone. I caused quite a sensation as I healed up so quick and was eating salmon sandwiches the next morning as they mucked up my meal. The nurses nearly had a fit as, of course, it should have been mush. Well, I am a model patient and I ate what I was given. Whooops.
Hi Rice Paper, your words brought back I, too, was served a wrong meal night of op! Think it was steak, until charge nurse whisked it away! Doubt I would've eaten it anyway, as my 'horse sense' would dictate it was a 'forbidden food', after throat op! I just wanted heaps of red jelly, & ice cream! I think they brought that to me very quickly! Lol!
No. I had mine out when I was 14. I didn't mind having them out. My doctor gave me about 6 courses of antibiotics and I was right for a couple of days and then it would come back again. I was missing a lot of school, so the doctor decided that I had to have them out. I was so grateful to have them out. I was so sick of being sick. My daughter has had tonsillitis a few times, and I said to the doctor to take them out, but they do not take them out routinely as they used to. It would have to be an absolute emergency thesedays..
Yep, still got mine. Surgeons don't remove them as routinely as they used to. I think people don't realise that tonsillectomy is not as "small" an operation as was once thought. Big money spinner though.
Yes mine are gone. They were removed when I was 14 or 15. Mine resembled the ugly ones in the main image and were often sore and ulcerated.
My adenoids( they are tonsils too) were removed at the same time. Made my nose suddenly slimmer and stopped my frequent heavy nosebleeds, that would ruin my clothes.
I had a lot of ear nose and throat problems as a child and had them removed when I was 5. All I can remember is uncontrolled vomiting after and the nurse getting angry because she had to change the sheets. My daughter had the same problem and had hers out at 5 also. They give them toast now instead of icecream and jelly. I asked why and they said it catches all the scabs on the way down. Sounds yuk