Hello everyone! I am currently 24 (about to be 25) and have been struggling with mono/tonsillitis/tonsil stones since I was 17. Antibiotics have never helped, and I’ve actually bee using supplements (congaplex, andrographis, and thymex) when I get sick. I am scheduled for a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy on the 31st, and I am absolutely petrified after reading most of these stories the last few weeks. I also have Ehlers Danlos syndrome and I don’t heal fast or well. I had my wisdom teeth out when I was 15 and threw up blood for hours the first day. I also could not eat solid food for about three weeks after. It was quite an extensive recovery for me. My brother, as well as most of my peers, seemed to bounce back within a few days to a week. Anyway, I’m super terrified to go through this experience, but I am hoping that a few weeks of misery will prove to be worth it to not get sick near as much, or have to pick those nasty stones out of my mouth every day. I know no one can predict the future, but for the people that did bleed, what was the main cause? Not enough water/ice intake? From what I gather, a humidifier and ice packs are a must. I’m not really sure what I should stock up on for food. I am 5’8″ and weigh 118 pounds and really scared of losing weight and having to go back to the hospital. I live 30 minutes from the closest hospital. Has anyone had a bleed and been okay traveling that long of a distance? I very appreciative to have this forum as I think it has mentally prepared me for what is to come, but I cannot seem to take my mind off of the painful recovery. I keep asking myself it’s it’s worth it or not. I will be sure to update you after my surgery.