Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
and not getting strep throat ever again is just a bonus (used to get it multiple times yearly.)
Where'd you hear that? Your tonsils got enlarged trying to fight off the strep. They house the cells that fight off infections. Unless they get enlarged they're a nice organ to have.
My wife has had her tonsils out and she gets fewer sore throats than me but she gets sick more often.
Here's an explanation of what the tonsils do and why you're still susceptible to strep: