Over the past few years, I have had some problems with my tonsils. I used to get strep around 4-5 times a year, I always got really bad allergies when the seasons changed, and every time I got sick, my tonsils would swell up. The logical solution to fixing this problem was, of course, to get my tonsils removed. Thinking I was clever, I cleared about two weeks of my summer up to have the surgery done and to recover.
Do not, I repeat, do not get your tonsils removed during the summer. I had no idea how bored out of my mind I would be and I've only been recovering for 3 days. Not only am I bored out of my mind, but since I am on heavy painkillers, I can't go outside or even drive anywhere. Every time I look out the window, birds are chirping and the sun is shining, but I can't go bask in summer's glory.
The boredom isn't even the worst of it. When you get your tonsils taken out, the surgeon cauterizes, or burns, the open capillaries in the back of your throat to prevent bleeding. After a few weeks, the scabs created by this process will peel away, revealing a tonsil-less throat. This is probably the most painful experience I have ever been through. I cannot express enough how badly I just want to bite into a cheeseburger right now. I haven't eaten anything but popsicles in the past 3 days and I am absolutely starving.
Hopefully, though, this process will be worth it and I won't have to deal with allergies or strep ever again. My only piece of advice if you have to get your tonsils taken out, is to do it during winter. That way, you aren't intrigued to go outside and will want to enjoy a nice movie and a warm bowl of soup inside anyway.