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To the other side of Recovery!

When I was 9 years old, a good friend and classmate lost her life during an adenoid operation.  I remember being told “they’re like the tonsils” so i acquired a lifelong fear of tonsillectomy. 152 more words

February 20, 2015

Written by Xiteng Yan (Class of 2014-2015)

When I arrived in the surgery wing last Friday for the 7AM lecture, I saw only the residents sitting at the table. 890 more words

Tonsil-less at Twelve

My children and grandchildren still have them; but there are not many my age that are still in possession of their tonsils. For some reason, they were removed when we were children. 185 more words


This blog entry is about having my tonsils whipped out as an adult (professionally you understand, not in some weird S&M game gone wrong)…

A few months back I was brushing my teeth when I noticed that my right tonsil was MASSIVE (like Sheffield Wednesday).

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How to Survive an Adult Tonsillectomy

So, I’ve been MIA for a while now. I really haven’t been able to post anything within the past 3 weeks due to having my tonsils removed. 3,484 more words

Adult Tonsillectomy

Attorney For Jahi McMath To Fight Brain-Dead Declaration; Decision Could Cost Family Millions

(CBS SF) — The attorney for an Oakland teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications during tonsil surgery said he may go back to court to compel the state of California to rescind her death certificate. 277 more words


Did I Lose My Mind to a… Sink?

Serratia marcescens… What in the world is that? An Italian dish? An exotic island town? Neither. It’s the name of a bacteria that you’ve probably never heard of—a bacteria that had taken up residence in my tonsils. 691 more words