Sinus Surgery (3 Weeks)

I’m feeling great.  The only difficult part appears to have been the first 10 days.  Most of that was due to the unexpected bleeding.  I would have probably been feeling pretty good about a week out if that hadn’t happened.  All in all, I would say that the whole experience wasn’t nearly as bad as I was anticipating.

The surgery appears to have been a resounding success.  I can breath better than I ever could before.  As Dr. Dawson promised, my turbinates were a bit swollen at first, but they have shrunk down.  I can breath better now than I could even with judicious snorting of Afrin before.  I was worried a couple times, but it always turned out to be a clot or temporary irritation due to blowing my nose too hard.

I’m still seeing a little blood when I gently blow my nose.  Every day there is a little less.  I’m no longer coughing up things that look like they came out of a horror movie.  That’s probably for the best.  Emily was getting sick of me saying, “hey babe, wanna see something really gross?”  TMI…

In my 3-week post op yesterday, Dr. Dawson said I could go back to normal activities.  He just suggested taking it easy for a while.  No neti pot yet.

An unintended consequence of the surgery is that my neck and back feel a lot better.  I was doing a lot of stomach sleeping presumably because that was when breathing was easiest.  I can now sleep on my back (WITHOUT SNORING!) or my side comfortably.

My advice to anybody contemplating this surgery: do it.  Breathing at night is well worth a week of moderate discomfort.  Next checkin with the doctor is in another 3 weeks.

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