I am literally in my hospital bed, right now. I had my tonsils removed and one nostril quarterised at around 11.30AM. Other than the odd cold and bout of SARS, Ebola and bird flu, tonsillitis is the only thing I ever get. It’ll hit me between 4 and 8 times per year - a real pest when I need to be at work. It’s sore, alright... but a stitch in time saves nine - a week or two of pain, plus a a few daws or a week off work is far less that the accrued discomfort and time lost if I didn’t have them out. Best of all, I can have all the jelly and ice cream I want!