i tell u, growing up really is a pain ! The number of experiences we kids go through is not funny.
If tonsils weren't enough, there is a set of another equally annoying gland at the back of our little throats called ADENOIDS. I hear, their REAL purpose in our bodies is rather questionable (like that of appendix, gall bladder, tonsils). I assume hence that they are there for filling up empty pockets of space in our bodies, where God couldnt fix anything else.
Coming back to the point, i recently had a stint with 'Mr. Swollen n Infected Adenoid' and also majorly blocked ears due to accumulated wax overtime (eeeeeeewww) ! So i had real high fever and almost 5 days of terrible time sleeping / eating / breathing.
The first ENT we went to asked us to go for a surgery to remove the adenoids immediately. The news terrified my parents beyond belief n literally drove my mom up the wall with stress ! However, good sense prevailed and we consulted a better (more good-looking) ENT - Dr Nidhi Dhawan. She said no surgery was required n that I would overtime get better as adenoids shrink with age.
I am much better now (Alhamdulillah) and back on my feet for more mischief n chaos around the house.... the stress of which my mom is more than happy to deal with :-)