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yay sinus op at last!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I finally have a date for my operation. 4th September 2014.
Soooo excited, at last I might get relief from facial pain, I really don't know how to react if this doesn't fix it.
It is funny though when someone you know gets an infected sinus n they are like 'you feel like this everyday?', it's nice to see some people actually get it. So sick of feeling tired when you wake up after 8+ hours of sleep, exhausted during the day n finishing the day being tired.
I'm not entirely sure if part of that is due to diclofenac or the its just the pressure near my eyes of the sinuses being inflamed. I can go 1 day without too much pain if I forget the diclofenac cause I find other things to do, but more than that then it takes nearly a week to get it back under control.
Anybody want to let me know, if you have had endoscopic sinus surgery (or any sinus surgery), what your pain levels were like after? Dr told me it won't be too painful.

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LINDA7668 8/17/2014 9:11AM

    I had sinus surgery about 10 years ago because of recurring sinus infections. It was one of the best decisions I have made. I rarely get them anymore, although my allergies do still bother me.

As far as pain or discomfort, I was uncomfortable right after the surgery and whenever I did something I shouldn't have like bending over. Trying to sleep sitting up due to the spacers wasn't pleasant. But I think I stopped taking my pain meds two days after the surgery. Overall, I don't remember much pain.

If they put spacers in, I would suggest that you make sure to put a box of tissues in your car after your follow up appointment. I had a lot of drainage when they took mine out.

Best of luck to you! I hope the surgery helps you as much as it did me.

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/17/2014 7:03AM

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Sinus op

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Okay so I have had my two pre-op appointments but still no actual date yet (hoping for it to come next week. Fingers crossed.
So my op is opening my Ethmoid and Maxillary sinus openings using FESS.
Has anybody had this before?
Just wondering if anybody knows how long I should be off the gym for, got told to ask specialist but it might be 4-6 weeks yet if you google it says 2 weeks?
Hoping its my miracle cure so I can feel energetic and relatively pain-free and don't need diclofenac anymore

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RAWN13 8/9/2014 6:22PM

    FESS is Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, sorry was lazy to not put it in full. I'm thinking when they say ' exercise' its possibly lifting like normal (basket of washing, bags of groceries n walking'?
I think doing weights n trying to beat yesterday's calorie burn in cardio doesn't count then eh?

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LINDA7668 8/9/2014 8:15AM

    I haven't heard of this procedure, But I did have sinus surgery a few years ago and am very happy with the outcome. I still have some allergy related problems, but those are easy compared to the constant sinus infections I was getting. As far as the gym goes, I would listen to your doctor. I was told that I could do whatever I wanted after a week. But the truth of the matter was, I wasn't healed completely.

Best of luck with your surgery!

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Results. . . At last!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What a mission to get stuff done with my sinus!
It's taken months of nagging the drs n being pushy with the hospital ( by ringing n asking where my appointments are) and finally I have gotten back to an appointment with my ENT specialist after my CT scan ( the most disappointing 5 minutes of my life, thought that would be exciting!)
Yay nothing scary or unusual in my sinus, just normal narrow drainage that she wants to enlarge, she only recommends it as she thinks I will get a good result, which is good enough for me. So now it'd be within 2 months n hoping I won't have to take pain relief everyday!
Scary tho, had pre admission check n blood pressure was way high n they checked again n it went higher still. I'm wondering if that's because I'm on paracetamol/codeine for back pain since I'm on diclofenac anyway. Would that raise my blood pressure? Last time pre-diclofenac my blood pressure was on the lower side of normal.

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DMEYER4 7/10/2014 6:59AM

  good luck. so happy you finally got results

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So I get to be a bridesmaid!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Last thing I want is my fat arse (and potentially the rest of me) in a photo!
Sigh looks like I better use this as my motivation for losing a DECENT amount of weight.
at least it isn't till September next year, but still.
She has picked out her wedding dress and wanted me to hand over measurements for my dress. lol not likely! I WILL be skinnier if it is the last thing I do! Well not literally THE last thing I do but you know. . ..
I told her she would need to get me another dress if we look at dresses before January lol.

And so it begins. . . . . .


Yay more progress on my sinuses

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Yay 16 days until I get a CT Scan on my sinus.
Lol I am so excited, I just know I'm annoying everyone.
You should see the looks I get at work when I do my countdown of "Yay! Only . . . . days till my scan", I'm sure to get someone asking if it's for a baby because of how excited I am.
Yep I am weird, I get excited for medical appointments! Only because FINALLY something is getting done & (fingers crossed) it might get fixed.
Oh yea I don't think I updated on my specialist appointment? Oops, well looks like one side of my nose was a bit tight for the camera & she started going on about surgery and we have 2 different ways of operating. I'm guessing that if they don't find anything else that there might be an operation? Numbing didn't work either, felt the camera nearly getting stuck!

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MINDBEND 5/9/2014 3:17PM

    I've been thru 2 sinus surgeries so I know what it is like having sinus issues. Sinusitis was horrendous for me. The surgery is not bad at all though. Good luck!

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