This blog is a bit different from all the others as I am writing as a patient-to-be. My wise ENT doctor, Alexis Lane, has agreed that my enlarged and cryptic (in the “multiple caves” sense, not in the “short” sense) tonsils are to be relegated to the bin of lost body parts. Now, you might think I would feel relieved to be rid of these recurrent sore-throat, chronic tonsillitis nightmares that I have experienced since the age of 6, and I am. But as a holistic doctor by nature—I don’t LIKE intervention--especially when it comes to my own body. Yet I have always let reason rule and, tomorrow morning, I am going under the knife. Tonsillectomy is fairly routine in children, but in adults it is more tricky and MUCH more painful.