Sinus Surgery

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  1. Beezus

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    Just wondering if anyone here has had sinus surgery. I just found out I need it and will be having sinus surgery in December.
    I am feeling very apprehensive about the recovery....and a little depressed that it's my Christmas break, too.
    I know I need to have it done. I'm at the point now I am really sick w/sinus infections every 4-6 weeks. Bleh-- I just spent my entire Fall Break sick & in pain (& still dealing with it now).
    Sooo- what can I expect recovery-wise? How many days will I be completely out of commission? How much pain?
    TIA!
     
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  3. kinderkids

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    I will be watching your progress with this Beezus. I too am advised to get the surgery and have been putting it off. I have been plagued with painful sinus infections for years. I usually have an infection more often then I don't. I just have not wanted to move ahead with the surgery....guess I'm a chicken. Good luck with everything. I hope you have a speedy recovery and find a world of difference in how you feel. Maybe your story will be my impetus for having it done.
     
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    I haven't a clue but I hope this cures things up for you. It sucks being sick.
     
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    Both my sister and brother-in-law has had this surgery. Both say it was the best thing they had ever done and that the recovery wasn't all that bad.
     
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    Oh, great news!! I wonder how many days till I feel up to seeing the world. My surgery is just 4 days before Christmas...I'm a bit worried about that.
    Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes. Kinder- I will definitely keep you informed.
     
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    Is it deviated septum?
     
  8. Kat53

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    I too have chronic sinus infections. I'm currently on a 30 day round of antibiotics. My dad had the surgery and said it wasn't that bad. Did you doctor have to refer you to a specialist? I have horrible insurance and don't know how to go about even seeing if this would be a good option for relief for me.
     
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    I had the nasal surgery to correct a deviated septum so let me know if you want info on that experience!
     
  10. AMK

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    My brother had it. The first week he said was rough but then he was fine.
     
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    My husband had the surgery about 12 years ago because he had chronic sinus infections. He had his tonsils and adenoids removed when he was young boy. Our GP sent him to a Ear/Nose/Throat specialist. Aside from the sinus surgery, his uvula (that little punching bag dangling in your throat) was lasered to stop his snoring. The surgery was done on an outpatient basis in the doctor's office in a few hours. DH was pretty groggy when I took him home.

    The recovery from the sinus surgery was not bad. He had gauze packing in his nose that bugged him for a few days. Then, he had to flush his nose with saline for a few weeks after. The recovery from the lasered uvula was not so good. He had a really bad sore throat and had to drink liquids for a while.

    The sinus surgery was successful. He has had a few infections in the past 12 years, but nothing like before.

    He still snores. :p
     
  12. myangel52

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    My hubby had it last year, almost a year and a half ago. His sinuses were not draining properly, and he had back to back sinus infections for a long time.

    The first week was rough, but it was much better after that. He had a lot of frontal drainage, but that was because he kept bleeding when he shouldn't have (he has had that problem before, with dental surgeries and such). He had to flush his nose out a lot, just like Dzenna said. Ask the sinus doctor exactly what to expect, and you will get a very specific answer. :) Best of luck!! (Stock up on gauze and tissues)
     
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    I agree with asking the doctor about what you will need. I met a woman in the waiting room who told me what to have when DH got home: chipped ice, gauze, Coke (goes down easily, lots of calories). I picked it up while DH was having the surgery.
     
  14. scholarteacher

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    Just time for a quick response but more later. I've had 4-5 sinus surgeries--I've lost count. It hurts a little for a while--get some pain med if you can. But the recovery is quick. More later. PM me if you want to.
     
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    One of my cousins had to have this surgery when he was a child, but I don't know anything about how it goes or if he ever had any complications from it.

    I hope it goes well & you have a speedy recovery.
     
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    I'd like an update on your procedure too. I've considered having it done, but my doctor advised against it. He said that in his experience, more people experience problems from the surgery than benefit from it. It's interesting to see how many of you and your loved ones did well with the surgery. Hmm....
     

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