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My "nose job" Septoplasty

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Long time ago...when I was 6-7 yrs old...I got hit by a baseball when playing ball at school...right in my nose between my eyes. It broke my eyeglasses in half! Back then you just had a swollen nose for a while and you never went to the dr for that. Well I started having earaches...bad ones where a blister formed on my ear drums in both ears, but especially my right one. I've had so many ear drum ruptures, I've lost count of them. I know I had at least 9 before I turned 12 yrs old. Since then I have at least one every 1-3 yrs, sometimes 2 in one year...so yes, I've lost a lot of hearing and have been wearing hearing aids now for 3 yrs. We have moved a lot so my drs have changed and about 6 yrs ago they finally started thinking it was allergy related and 5 yrs ago I had surgery on my right ear...mastoidectomy. For the last 2 yrs I've been getting allergy shots which have helped a lot, but not stopped the ear ruptures.

My current ear specialist looked in my nose and said my septum was very crooked and that I couldn't breathe right...I hadn't noticed I couldn't breathe very well, probably b/c I had this problem since childhood. Well yesterday I had surgery on my septum, Septoplasty where they break the middle bone behind the nose and take out a little section and reposition it so that it is straight. It will help my ears to drain better when I get any sinus drainage so henceforth should stop all these middle ear infections...at least that's the plan!

Yes, my nose does hurt, but it was all done on the inside so there will be no visible alterations to my face...that's a plus!

Sorry for the long post, just wanted to tell you guys what's going on with me!
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  • BARBIE176
    Oh, my, you've been through a lot. I hope this helps resolve the problems.
    298 days ago
  • DIANNEMT
    Oh, I hope that makes a BIG difference!!
    309 days ago
  • MOONGLOWSNANA
    Wow! You have finally found a doctor who could help you with your problem! I am sorry that you suffered so much for so long. I hope you heal well and that all is improved for you from here on out!
    310 days ago
  • 50YEARSAWIFE
    Take care.
    310 days ago
  • JINLYNN
    So glad to hear that your procedure went well. I am praying that you will have a quick and uncomplicated recovery.
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    311 days ago
  • _RAMONA
    Oh my goodness! What a trial you've lived! I sincerely hope this second surgery helps many things.

    Has being Paleo made any difference to your sinuses... it certainly did for me, and my daughter. Also, have you ever tried oil pulling? The first thing to improve were my sinuses and my ears. You can read about it and all the resources I found here:

    http://www.sparkpeople
    .com/myspark/team_messageboard_
    thread.asp?board=0x56367x570794
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    I hope all heals up well!

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    311 days ago
  • SUSANYOUNGER
    Good luck hope it works
    311 days ago
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