I had them out shortly after my oldest turned one. It was awful. I wound up almost admitted after the surgery due to dehydration. My tonsils were crazy pitted and nasty before the surgery.
I was fortunate to have my parents available to help care for me and my baby. I sometimes wonder if the recovery would have been easier if I hadn't been nursing as well.
Eta: I've only had strep once since the surgery, so it was worth it to me.
Anjuli, recently separated mom to Bubbles, my 5.5 year old wild man, Squidge, my almost 3 year old daredevil, and Lou, my 7 month old newbie