A Date with the OR

By this time on Monday, I should be in an OR in a deep sleep and on my way to *hopefully* fewer sinus infections.

I am having 3 of my 4 sinuses operated on. I’ve always gotten sinus infections, but recently I’ve been getting them every month or so. A CT scan showed that three of my sinuses — the maxillary, frontal and ethmoid — have openings that are the size of the point of a pencil. That means that when they swell and get infected, they completely close, whereas normal sinuses will still have an opening to enable everything to drain. Since my openings completely close, nothing drains, which explains all my infections and the constant pressure I have in my head.

I’m kind of nervous. I always get a little antsy when it comes to anesthesia because I always worry that I won’t wake up. But, the hospital where my surgery will be done is excellent, and I was very impressed with the pre-op workup that included blood work and an EKG. And, the ability to breath and not feel like my head is full of crud will be worth it.

Only 46 hours to go….

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Amber says:

    Hope the surgery goes well and you’re feeling much better afterwards.

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