I am wondering how you all feel about tonsils? Do you still have them? Did you have them out before or after you got sick? Do you feel that not having them has helped or hurt your immune response? Do you feel that still having them in has helped or hurt your immune response? Do you feel it's just totally irrelevant? If you got them out, why? Has it been suggested that you have them removed but you resisted or refused? I have been thinking about tonsils lately, they are a rather controversial organ and there seems to be no real consensus on their merits or detriments. I know a guy in his mid 30's that just got his out and he is hoping it will stop every infection he gets from moving promptly to his chest. He's otherwise healthy though I think, but I am interested to hear how it ends up working out for him. When I was a child and I was going to the toxic mold infected school (which was unknown at that time) I has swollen tonsils nearly constantly. Doctor after doctor urged my parents to have them removed. My pediatrician called them "kissing tonsils" cause they were always so huge. My parents always demurred thinking that they were a needed organ and I should keep them no matter what. I generally feel like that was a smart decision on my parent's part. After I was out of the mold school I stopped having problems with them. But now with my wacky immune response my tonsils swell unpredictably in response to allergens, chemicals and who knows what. Sometimes to the point that it feels like my throat is closing. But it is not and I can still breathe clearly through my nose. It is a disconcerting sensation to say the least though. I have been told that even unswollen they are larger than normal. I am really interested to hear what others think about their tonsils or lack thereof in light of this disease. Probably with all the stuff going on in the UK it will take a while to get this discussion going, but I figured I'd better start it while my brain was in "go" mode.