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    I think im going to have to have a tonsillectomy soon. I have read lots of information and leaflets about it and what happens etc, but im a bit scared and was wondering if other people would mind sharing their experiences with me, especially people who have had it done as an adult. Thanks!
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    Heya, I had it done when I was 16. It was the best decision I ever made, have had virtually no throat infections since (used to get tonsilitus once every 2 months). Was a bit painful for the couple of weeks after the op but just feels like tonsilitus so I was fairly used to it!! I found jelly was soothing though Hope this helps!!
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    I had a tonsillectomy when i was 7 yrs old, don't remember it much but remember that i got to eat lots of ice cream for a week cos i had lots of ulcers. Apart from that the operation was fine, got a few weeks off school to recover. It was definately worth having for me cos i used to get tonsilitus each single month and i think my doctor got sick of having to see me all the time lol so referred me to have a tonsillectomy.
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    Heya, I had it done when I was 16. It was the best decision I ever made, have had virtually no throat infections since (used to get tonsilitus once every 2 months). Was a bit painful for the couple of weeks after the op but just feels like tonsilitus so I was fairly used to it!! I found jelly was soothing though Hope this helps!!
    actually you probably still get the infections, its just that before your tonsils become so swollen in reaction to the infections that you had problems swallowing etc.

    Remember, tonsils are tissues that filter all the muck from your tissues. They help fight infections. In people with recurrent tonsilitus, its not them getting infected per se, but them reacting a bit OTT to an infection.

    Thats one reason why its now so rare to have the op these days (compared to back in the day when it was almost routine!)
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    Ah interesting, never actually knew that!
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    Yeps that's true, but since having mine out its saved me a lot of hassle!

    I had mine out last november (age 17) cos tonsilitus kept flaring up and was distracting as I was getting towards my final year/exams towards going to uni.

    If you wanna know any questions - can be gross, personal, or just simple stuff PM me! I remember most of my operation still lol
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    Had mine out in november, aged 17. Went ok for me. It was definitely worth me getting them out and it took a while to recover but im so much better without them I think lol.
    Anything you want to know, just ask.
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    i'm thinking about having mine out - i get tonsilitus every 2 or 3 months and its lasted as long as 6weeks before, and often gets mistaken by glandular fever by doctors cos it makes me that ill! how long does it take to recover from? i don't know whether it would be better to have my tonsils out at easter (earliest i'd be able to have it done) and be recovering during my final uni exams or to just get ill all through exams again, as i always do!! argh!
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    I went to docs around february and they said earliest I could have the op was November.

    It took me 2 weeks max to recover from the op
 
 
 
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