I’ve had sore throats in the past. They’re bad. I’ve had tonsillitis quote a few times, especially in my late teens / early 20’s, that’s worse. But unfortunately I can categorically say that having a quinsy is another level of discomfort.
I’ll let the internet explain what it is if you so desire to know, suffice to say with a stay in hospital it’s really knocked me of schedule lately.
On a side note, we’re privileged to have the NHS. Its under funded, overwhelmed and generally beaten about. But on the whole it’s full of good, honest, compassionate people who work beyond their remit, hours and wage to make things better.