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Thread: Nasal Surgery On Thursday
08-28-2009, 08:51 AM #14
I am on steroids for swelling, antibiotics, pain meds and a saline spray every 4 hours. I am not sure how bad your sinuses are but basically I had to live on decongestants and nose spray and now I hope I never have to use them again. I also am doing allergy shots once a week to help with that, dont know if you have allergies but if you do get the shots after the surgery....the success rate goes from like 85% to 95% if you do. (but only if you have allergies also)
08-31-2009, 10:41 PM #15
Getting the nasal tampons out tomorrow morning, i really hope this doesnt hurt and i cant wait to see how much better i can breathe once this gauze is out of my nose!!!
I will let you know how it goes, allergy shots start tomorrow also.
09-01-2009, 07:48 AM #16
My father had it done after suffering for years with problems.............he feels 100% better! Get er done!KX500......the original big green meanie
09-01-2009, 01:10 PM #17
Got the gauze out, not very pleasant. Said everything looks good, just have to keep irrigating the sinuses and taking allergy shots and I may be able to breathe now........first meal post-op was Taco Bell, yummy
09-01-2009, 05:28 PM #18
You sure you wanted taco bell with a new sniffer????
My husband has chronic sinusitis too along with seasonal allergies (pick the season, he's allergic to it) and frequent sinus infections. He's taking Singulair, Flonase and something else I can't remember along with over the counter stuff too.
He had one side 'rotor rootered' as he calls it, back in '99 or 2000 due to issues from an impacted wisdom tooth. He was better (on that side) for about a year or two. Recovery from the surgery wasn't really bad, for him anyway.
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09-01-2009, 06:09 PM #19
09-01-2009, 06:15 PM #20
Then we can say......................" Only ...The ........Nose ..............Knows.........
Of course you must First Graduate School, get a Job and a Nate Cert...and have twenty five years experience..........
09-01-2009, 07:39 PM #21
There ya go Roscoe
09-02-2009, 12:29 AM #22
How long are you supposed to do the sinus rinse after this surgery?
I have a bad feeling it's daily for life, but I hate doing PM work on myself."If you call that hard work, a koalas life would look heroic."
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09-02-2009, 07:43 AM #23
09-18-2009, 07:41 PM #24
Well guys just an update now that we are at week 3 post-op.
I can not and have not been able to for the past 6 days smell or taste. The doc says my swelling is worse than expected and is pressing on the olfactory nerve and the nerve is not firing, thus no smell or taste. I am now on MORE steroids and it sucks. Not tasting or smelling is very depressing but hopefully this will only be temporary!!!
Not too sure this surgery was such a good idea now.
09-20-2009, 06:05 PM #25
One week before I was to have surgery on my nose, my wife had an accident and she had her knee scoped. I opted to postpone my surgery until after she recovered fully. She has recovered and now I am rethinking, based on your experiences. please keep posting you "progress", as I will be .
09-21-2009, 09:53 AM #26
Well, I have been using these new liquid steroids that you have to shoot up your nose for about a week and my taste and smell have returned so that is a good thing.
I wouldn't say the surgery was bad, they say you have to wait 8 weeks for full results and full healing and it has been almost 4 weeks now so hopefully this is just the halfway healing point and in another 4 weeks everything will be better than ever ..I hope.