I've just been booked in to have my tonsils out on Sept 1st ! I've been told to have 2 weeks off work so as to avoid infection (shame !) and also to lay of blowing the trombone for a few weeks. I'm over 30 and have heard it can be a nasty operation for adults Has anybody on the forum had their tonsils done 'later in life' rather than as a kid ? Any advice on how long it is before I can play again.....I have a show the last week in Sept and hope that I dont have to dep it out ! and finally..............does this mean I'll be able to blow even more air through my Bass Trom ???? (Cos I'm only a quiet player - haha... NOT ) !!