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  1. #1
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    Nasal Surgery On Thursday

    So, it's finally here. After struggling for years with allergies and nasal polyps and sinusitis I am finally having the surgery. The docs will be pullin out the bloody polyps with some gadget and then i have to get injected once a week with allergy shots and the chance of success with doing both things is about 90%. People who have had this surgery say they can taste food they never could before and their quality of life is like never before.

    I am super excited about this, so keep me in mind on Thursday.....I hate being put to sleep but I know it is worth it!!! yes1

    Thanks guys

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    adam:

    Just curious... Have you had problems with sleep apnea to go along with the nasal troubles?? Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacguy55 View Post
    adam:

    Just curious... Have you had problems with sleep apnea to go along with the nasal troubles?? Best of luck.
    Nope I have not. It is basically allergies to everything on this planet which have led to, over the years, sinusitis (continuous sinus infections) which are part of the cause of the polyps. THey told me they can give me allergy shots but if they don't do the surgery and start from "ground zero" there is no point.

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    I've really wanted to have that surgery. I went to a nose specialtist a few years ago and he was kind of shocked with how bad of a shape my nose is in. Between the majorly deviated septum, the turbulents are all jacked up, and, well, it's just all bad up there.

    He told me I'd feel like a new person after surgery, I'd sleep better, have more energy, not have as bad of allergies as I do, and all sorts of good things. I was completely sold on it until I asked how much. With my previous insurance it would have been like 8k out of pocket. I'm sure it's worth it, but I can enjoy a lot for 8k lol. I'm going to check with my new insurance and see what it'd run, I'd still love to get it.

    Be sure to keep us updated on how great it is.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    Quote Originally Posted by amickracing View Post
    I've really wanted to have that surgery. I went to a nose specialtist a few years ago and he was kind of shocked with how bad of a shape my nose is in. Between the majorly deviated septum, the turbulents are all jacked up, and, well, it's just all bad up there.

    He told me I'd feel like a new person after surgery, I'd sleep better, have more energy, not have as bad of allergies as I do, and all sorts of good things. I was completely sold on it until I asked how much. With my previous insurance it would have been like 8k out of pocket. I'm sure it's worth it, but I can enjoy a lot for 8k lol. I'm going to check with my new insurance and see what it'd run, I'd still love to get it.

    Be sure to keep us updated on how great it is.
    WOW, our insurance is awesome. It is $250 out of pocket for surgery and for the weekly allergy shots I will owe $2.10 a week so I can handle that.

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    I had the surgery 2.5 years ago. I had continuous sinus infections and polyps, but no allergies to speak of. It was certainly worth having the surgery, I can now smell again, and yes food does taste different. My wife said I stopped snoring for about a month but that did not last.

    The important thing is to do the nasal rinse every day, before my surgery I could not even do that it was so plugged up.

    Kevin
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    I have 5 sinus surgeries they told me same thing allergy shots did nothing to help my nasal passages are wider than a freeway but still have drainage. now figuring out it allergy to foods is the issue, wheat mainly

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    Best of luck, I am excited for you! Definitely post how it went!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klrogers View Post
    I had the surgery 2.5 years ago. I had continuous sinus infections and polyps, but no allergies to speak of. It was certainly worth having the surgery, I can now smell again, and yes food does taste different. My wife said I stopped snoring for about a month but that did not last.

    The important thing is to do the nasal rinse every day, before my surgery I could not even do that it was so plugged up.

    Kevin
    that is great news, I am super excited, like I mentioned my only fear is being put to sleep which is silly I know. I love hearing stories like yours, makes me feel like I am doing the right thing. Immediatly after surgery I have to do the rinse and take steroids to keep inflamation down and then do allergy shots so we are attacking this from all sides!!! Was it painful in recovery after the surgery?? Could you tell a difference immediatly?

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    My Uncle recently had this done, completely forgot about his...
    Most painful experience of his life! lol just kidding, his went fine, said he was sore the next day a bit, but not bad.

    I occasionally do the nasal flush (even with out the surgery) and it does work pretty good, but I must admit I'm not very good about doing it regularly like they recommend.

    When I was put under for my wisdom teeth I must admit it was kinda fun. I remember the "count down from 10"... thinking I was going to fight as hard as I could and make it to the lower digits... Yeah, I made it to 9 and I was out.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    Well guys it is 2:34 AM and I am awake due to basically sleeping all day from the anesthesia and loritabs

    The surgery went off without a hitch. I am already breathing better with all this gauze up my nose than I was yesterday morning before the surgery. The doctor told my wife after surgery that my sinuses that run between the sides of the nose and your eyes were so clogged that he couldnt even find the opening to them. He went in and cleaned them completely out as well as the ones under the eyes.

    I am so optimistic and thanks for all the encouragement!!! (this is me pushing my polyps off a cliff LOL)

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    this is a good source of amusement for insomniacs.

    good to hear all is well

    what happens if you have to sneeze?

    had nasal surgery done several years ago to correct bone growth............not sneezing was the hard part.
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    It never amazes me to find things here...Tuesday the 25th I went to the local ENT guy and am scheduled for the same swollen turbulents, sinusitis, polyps on 9/8. Glad to know I'm not alone. Looking for relief.
    adamste81, keep us posted . I'm curious how it turns out for you.

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