Tuesday, October 2

Yet Another Surgery

Well, I'm having surgery (again) today. I haven't talked about it on here in a while, as it's been almost 2 years since my last surgery, but unfortunately, my nose is still all kinds of screwed up. I've talked about it a little in the past here and here, but here's a quick overview of the issues I've had with it.

I've never been able to breathe normally. I have/had vasomotor rhinitis, which is "a condition that involves a constant runny nose, sneezing, and nasal stuffiness, which is not caused by an allergy or infection. The cause is unknown." It's basically a hyper-sensitive nose.

The one thing that my last surgery fixed (for the most part) is this. My main trigger was always water- if I swam, washed my face, or had water anywhere near my nose- I sneezed like a crazy person (like 40 times in a row). It was intense. So my ENT reduced my enlarged turbinates and that really seemed to help. I still have the symptoms occasionally, but it is MUCH better than it used to be. Cold weather is probably the main trigger now. 

But my other issue is a deviated septum. This will be my 3rd surgery on my nose, and it is still completely crooked. The first surgeon made it even worse, the second surgeon fixed it temporarily but it eventually moved back, and I'm hoping this is the last time I'll have to do this. I found a really great ENT out here, and he is the first person to suggest that I have a CAT scan. Well, he was stunned by the results. He actually said "I don't know how you're able to breathe at all- your septum looks like it's about to collapse." He told me that my septum looks like an 'S' because it leans to the left in the front, but curves and leans to the right in the back of my nose, so it's really blocking both sides. THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE! 

I am so tired of having these surgeries and not being able to breathe, so I'm hoping and praying that this surgery is a success and I can put it all behind me! 

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Jess said... Best Blogger Tips

good luck with your surgery! I'll be praying for you and thinking about you. I'm having my back surgery tomorrow, so I definitely understand how you feel about just wanting it to be done and fixed. XO

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

poor girl! I hope this surgery fixes things once & for all!

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm glad you finally found someone good to do it!! Praying that all goes well and everything is fixed!!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

So thankful for answers finally! Praying today goes smoothly for you :)

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope your surgery went well!!! If I can help at all during your recovery, please let me know! :) Saying prayers for you!

Amanda C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope this surgery fixes your breathing problems. I will pray for your speedy recovery.

Legally Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

Sheesh. I didn't realize you were having surgery! Hope it went well and that Doug is babying you through recovery. :)

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

Ughhh...I didn't know you were having another surgery! I would have sent you a care package! ;) I hope everything went flawlessly! Miss you.

Kira said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh man, I hope this surgery went well and that it fixes your issues!

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I hope everything went well during surgery love!! Wishing you the best!

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