Thank you for your well wishes with my throat surgery 🥺❤️‍🩹 I am getting some questions so I thought it would be nice to do a FAQ here for you 🥰 😱 What surgery did I get? I got a tonsillectomy where my throat doctor removed my tonsils! He used a burning hot spinning scooper looking knife to cut out my tonsils and the surgery took a total of a huge 11 minutes 🤣 It left the surface of my throat area scalded in order to prevent the large exposed cut skin from bleeding so my throat now is covered in burn scabs ❤️‍🔥 🤨 What are tonsils? Tonsils are little (or big) round attachments at the back of your mouth that help you absorb any infections in your body in order to protect the rest of your body from getting infected. There are many sizes of tonsils from not visible to completely blocking the airway and some may be more susceptible to recurrent infections and are advised to remove their tonsils to prevent unnecessary recurrent tonsil infections. 😥 🧐 Why did you get the surgery? Did you need it? From grade 1 to 4 of tonsil sizes, my tonsils were grade 3 (I notice that my son Galahad’s tonsils are also grade 3 size) and ever since I was young, I had a hard time eating due to swelling in my throat and tonsils when I ate and I grew up pretty malnourished and underweight because of both this and neglect. I would also always get disciplined or in trouble with my mom or babysitters for eating slowly, sometimes over an hour, and had created a bad relationship with food as well. My tonsils would frequently swell during meals, and sometimes randomly bleed as well. Because my tonsil issues were not life threatening (infections or blocking airway), I did opt to have this surgery done electively for my sanity and for health reasons for the rest of me outside my tonsils. It was not covered by the Canadian health insurance and I paid $3000 to have it performed. I learned this week that my brother had this same surgery done when he was 4 due to recurring tonsil infection so maybe the size and issues are hereditary 😲 -continued in comments-

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