I wish I’d had my tonsils out when I was smaller, it would have saved a lot of bother. I think it’s pretty rare to have tonsils removed these day, especially in an adult, so unless they go really bad I suppose I’m stuck with them.
My throat has been giving me problems all year, every month or so my throat feels rough and the glands around my neck swell up. At worst – and this past couple of weeks have been most unpleasant – I feel like my sinuses are about to explode. Or maybe the back of my head disintegrate. Or similar. And this is all caused by my tonsils, it appears.
A visit to the quack-shack¹ revealed that I have Cryptic Tonsils, which in English means ‘bloody big holes in the tonsils’. I had visions of deeply unpleasant things going on, but it seems fairly harmless, if uncomfortable.
I googled ‘tonsils’ to find a picture, and there are some nightmare tonsil pictures out there, so I don’t think my tonsils are all that bad.
¹ The doctor’s. Dr. Maurice is not a quack, btw. Taken from an episode of Brass Eye when someone describes an expensive Harley Street practise as a ‘top-whack quack shack’, which amused me.