I had the tonsilectomy when I was 37 and it was the best thing I did for myself. Stoped alot of my other problems, including feeling like I had the flu all the time. Don't be afraid of the operation, although it is somewhat painful a great surgeon will give you lots of drugs/ pain medication/ anti nasea/ to go home with and I never threw up anything. It takes about 3 weeks for your throat to heal. But it was worth it. I highly suggest it, if you are having chronic health problems.