i'm 32 and on the 4th round of antibiotics this year, but have had tonisillits pretty much straight for the past 9 months! Been pretty mildly sore/pus-ridden for the past few years. I am wondering about people's pre-surgery states and how bad their tonsilitis was before they decided to have the surgery. My tonsillitis is almost always much worse on the left tonsil, which is enlarged. Only get a fever if i'm really run down, otherwise it's lowgrade pain.