Have to agree with Zazz.. my mother in law had it done, and has worse problems now than ever. I did see something the other day though where they go
through the side of the cheek and drill a hole to relieve pressure. Way less invasive and less problems afterwards. I'll try and find what it's
My wife had to have sinus surgery about a year ago. It wasn't a huge deal - outpatient thing. The recovery took just a few days and wasn't too
horrible. It's done from inside the nose and so there is no external incision which would leave a scar.
Since then the severity and frequency of her headaches has improved substantially, but it's not perfect.
In short, in her case it was worth it, but it doesn't fix everything.
The pain is pretty intense. I feel like someone is taking a hot ice pick and stabbing above each eyebrow. Almost like the menigitis migraine I got.
It gets so bad I feel naseaus.
Is this kind of pain normal?
And is there anything I can do in the meantime.
Another 2 weeks to see teh doc feels like torture.
Well I am looking at surgery fast approaching, Thursday morning to be exact.
I understand that for sure Thursday after the surgery I will be rather useless due to the drugs and being put under and all. I will do my best to
relate my experience throughout the following days though.
I will also do my best to update on further infections and there length and how often they occur compared to beforehand.
It has been a few days now since I got back from my surgery. I feel pretty good. Never got the black eyes and have had no pain what so ever. I have a
little stuffiness here and there but I think that is mainly due to the fact that things are getting out that were there before and I am healing up
I do think I am breathing better overall though. At this time I am excited with my new sense of being able to breathe better and hope things continue
to get better. I am very happy at this time that I have completed the surgery.
Again I did not have polyps or a septum issue I just needed larger drainage channels. For anyone in the same situation, I would recommend the surgery
to them (at this time anyway).
I went today for my follow up and go back in about three weeks or so. Things are great at this point healing fine and I can breathe all the time daily
now even with some slight stuffiness due to the healing process. I swear I am sleeping better as well.
So far though the surgery is worth it. I still recommend it.
I had this surgery done five year's ago and the worst part for me was the bruising afterward's aswell as the removal of the gauze and debri,clotted
blood and such from the sinus's.
I would recomend it to anyone.I breathe alot better now.I catch less cold's every year and i dont have as much of a problem with my allergy's as i
did before surgery.
So good luck!
i'd also see a chiro/osteopath beforehand and have them check out your upper cervical vertebrae. especially the atlas/skull junction. this will have
a bearing on the efficiency of the sinuses. many headaches are caused from this area also. even if your sinus problem is not caused by tension from
the muscles in the upper neck, the operation will go smoother. and if it is, then after adjustments, you will get some immediate relief. thats my
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