Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stuck on a tonsil

I just finished eating some strawberries, blueberries and kiwi. Now, I have a strawberry seed (or kiwi seed) stuck on the top of my left tonsil.

I've tried swishing water back there.

I've tried reaching my finger back there to scrape it off.

It's still there, tickling my throat in a not-so-funny way.

Things get stuck on my tonsils all the time, especially popcorn and seeds. Do you struggle with this?

Well, you are probably fortunate enough to have normal sized tonsils whereas I have the extra-large sized version. Hubs thinks they're gross and mentions it when he looks in my mouth, which is more often than you'd think. He's a dentist almost a dentist, you know.

I am very fond of my tonsils, though, because they tell me when I am sick. They get white spots on them and grow even larger so that I can feel them touch the roof of my mouth. Hubs really thinks this is gross.

Back when I was a kid (Great. I've started using that phrase already), they weren't so casual about taking out tonsils. Or, at least in small town Pennsylvania they were so casual about it. I remember going to the doctor for tonsillitis all the time. But, I had to have it 7 (I think) times in one year before they'd yank out the silly things. I got it 6 times. The tonsils wanted to stay with me.

Now, I hardly ever get sick. Maybe it's cuz I still have my tonsils. Do you have your tonsils?

Man, this seed is really aggravating.


Steph said...

Oh my you are hilarious! I had my tonsils taken out in 2nd grade - don't remember much about it. I don't get sick very often either - esp not throat stuff.

Shanle's said...

i, too, got my tonsils taken out when i was about 4 or 5 years old... hardly ever get sick (knock on wood). you should talk to lynsey about her tonsils... =)


Leslie said...

Still have mine too Heather! That was a great story!

lynsey said...

Haha...you don't want to know! But I feel your pain, Heather!

Laura said...

did you get it yet?
i still have my tonsils but i don't really notice them much. i think you're going to make justin gag just reading this. :) he has overly sensitive tonsils!

nebraskawhit said...

Hey Heather! I had the SAME problems with my tonsils. I was getting sick all of the time. Had white "puss pockets" as they called them stuck in the back of my throat constantly. The doctors told me that they had had so much infection in them over the years, that the crevices in my tonsils were really deep. They, too, told me that I had to have strep so many times in one year before the insurance would pay for them to come out. Not true. I decided to go to another ENT doctor (in the SAME office) and he said that the deep crevices with the puss pockets in them was enough to warrant them out! So in August of 2001, I had them out. I am telling you, it was the most horrible recovery of my life. I missed a week of work and still didn't feel right for about 6 weeks afterwards. But I have been SOOO much healthier since. It is major surgery when you are an adult, but I wouldn't have changed it for the world. I am so much happier and healthier now that they are gone! Dr. Terry Olson, you should go see him! He's awesome!

jnet said...

still have my tonsils....i had strep throat alot...i could tell as soon as it was coming, i had it so often. i had similiar experiences as above, but as time has gone by, i don't get sore throats very often any more, and don't notice the gross stuff on the tonsils like i used to.