The other week, I started getting that dreaded feeling in the back of my throat, the one that said there was nothing I could do about it, but I was going to wake up with a sinus infection. And I was right. I woke up with a stuffy, pounding head. I called into work, called my ENT and crawled right back into bed.
A little back story. A few years back my co-worker noted that I always sound stuffy, and she suggested I see an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor. I went in 3 different times, in 3 consecutive months and each time I was handed a script for antibiotics and sent on my way. The fourth month, I was furious. We talked about my now chronic condition, and the ENT suggested I get a CT Scan and see an allergist.
I went into the hospital and got some images of my head taken, they diagnosed me with extensive chronic pansinusitis. Otherwise known as inflamed and swollen sinuses. I went to the allergist and after two allergy tests we determined I was allergic to cats. I have had cats my whole life, and at the time had a cat, Garfield, that was my best friend. There was no way I was getting rid of him, so I loaded on the drugs, and was able to keep my sinus troubles at bay.
That was until last year, everyone I know had sinus troubles last year and I was no exception. So the other day when I was back in the office, the doctor suggest that I get a minor surgery done to go in and clear out all the ick and open my sinus cavities back up. Better sooner than later. My surgery is scheduled for tomorrow, and I am more excited than nervous. I am really hoping that this will be the end to my chronic sinus infections!
I will be in good hands in the OR that my own mother works at. I should be done by noon and if I have any energy I will post an update.
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