What Are Tonsils and Why Are They Taking Mine?

Tonsil Surgery Plush - Tonsil Plushie - Tonsillectomy Plush - Adenoid Plush - Stuffed Tonsil Toy - Cute Funny Tonsil Gift Tonsil surgery may not be fun, but it sure is common! There are a half-million tonsillectomies every year in the US! This is far less than it used to be, however.

tonsil plushie stuffed tonsil cute funny tonsil surgery gift

Because tonsils are one of the organs you can live without, surgeons remove them to help solve sleeping problems, reduce infections and keep tonsils in creepy jars in their basements. Sorry, that last one is not true. I'm lying. Anyway, it's one of the most common surgeries for kids under age 15.

funny tonsil removal gift design tonsil surgery humor

Tonsils and adenoids can be very crafty. Have you heard of tonsil stones? Technically, they're called tonsilloliths, and are made up of bacteria, dead cells, mucus, and other junk that can collect in the grooves of the tonsils. This buildup can happen due to stress, but the most common reason is tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils). Anyhoo, these mouth rocks cause pain and need to be removed.


tonsil pin funny surgery recovery gift idea tonsils removed pin button

What do tonsils do? Tonsils trap germs in your mouth. These blobs of lymphatic tissue battle bad guys! There are four types of tonsils: adenoid, palatine, lingual and tubal. Exciting spots such as tonsillar crypts and Waldeyer’s Ring make your mouth sound like it’s straight out of Tolkien. It's an immune system hero!

how tonsils work infographic cute funny modern medical chart

The tonsils are supposed to trap bacteria and foreign stuff, but when they are inflamed, they are puffier. This puffiness can cause grooves in the tonsils to close up, which means any bacteria or foreign stuff would get trapped, until it's big enough to poke out of the groove. That's when you see them and get grossed out!

Tonsil plushie tonsillectomy pillow tonsilitis gift pillow surgery recovery tonsils removed stuffed toy tonsils
Need tonsillectomy gift basket ideas? Your tonsillectomy care package should include soft and fun foods, and of course a cute tonsil plushie! Give your surgeon a cute tonsil lapel pin for their white coat, badge reel or lanyard to bring on the post-op recovery grins. Enjoy that ice cream!

tonsil plushie care package surgery recovery tonsillectomy funny gift humor

Fun fact: our plush tonsil is #7 tucked between “25 Placenta Recipes” and “Edible Farts” on Buzzfeed's list of "20 Irresistibly Weird Products to Buy on Amazon." Awww, thanks, you guys!

Related Posts

Last Minute Funny Mother's Day Gifts
Don't know quite how to thank mom for all she's done for you? And all her uterus has done for you, too? How about a c...
Read More
All About Your Knees: Kneed To Know
Your knee is the largest joint in your body. This articulate fellow is where the femur, the upper leg bone, meets the...
Read More
Eye-Catching Funny Eyeball Gift Ideas for Optometrist, Optician, Eye Doctor
What are the best eyeball gifts? Look no further! Feast your eyes on our eyeball plushie, eyeball stickers, eyeball m...
Read More

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.