Saturday, March 16, 2013
I have a high tolerance for pain or discomfort so I usually pay no attention to whats going on and suck it up. But this year, after being sick for 3 weeks, I just haven't felt 100% and I've been having a lot of acid reflux, coughing, headache and sore throat so I went to the ENT doctor. He ordered a cat scan and the results came in. I have a sinus infection, a deviated septum and large tubes in my nose. On my right side I have a headache over my right eye, pressure on my right ear and nose. I also saw the gastroenterologist nurse and they have me scheduled for an EGD, rotorooter down the throat to the stomach to look around. She mentioned possible H-Pylori which is a stomach bacteria that remains undetected unless biopsied.
So there you have it. Now, I can allow myself to feel bad. The doc put me on an antibiotic regimen for the sinus infection and suggested I have surgery for the deviated septum.
How, at 65 on Tuesday, have I gone all these years with a deviated septum? I know that my right nose always feels more stuffy than the other side and I snort and cough a lot, especially lately. Hubby has been complaining about the coughing for years but I just ignored it and him. It became such a normal thing that I didn't know what to complain to the doctor about. When we went to Disney in January, my son mentioned that I coughed the whole time I was there but I didn't pay any attention to it. It was such a normal thing for me.
It has also been suggested that I lose weight to help with the acid refulx and I agree. But this year, I have so much acid churning in my stomach, it makes me feel like I am hungry so I eat to quell it. Please Lord I hope they don't put me on Prednisone. I know I was old when I registered at the surgery center and was asked for my medication list. I couldn't even remember them all. I've been carting my MIL's med list around with me for years but now I get to have one too.
So there you have it. I am signing up for that deviated septum surgery when I get better.