I'm 39 and had my tonsillectomy and uvulaetomy this am. I've been in health-care for 20 years and knew I was in for a very bad experience. I could not imagine just how bad though. The lortab sucks because it has alcohol in it and burns like hell. Anyway, I hope when all is said and done I say "I'm glad I did it." I had chronic strep and an enlarged uvula about the size of my thumb and it chocked me nightly.