Having my tonsils out on Monday, Oct. 11th, my son's 18th birthday! I am 40 and have had bowling balls in my throat since I can remember. I have had countless sore throats and tosilitis. I have sleep apnea, my ears ring all the time, my left nostril is constantly blocked and I had a bout with strepp that they hospitalized me and put a trach kit next to my bedside. My tonsils were so swollen that they thought it might close off my throat and I would asphyxiate! I will let you folks know how I do.