Some of you may have heard...but, at least for the last three years, if not most of my life, I have had trouble just breathing...I've also had some nasty ol' sinus infections...so sometime last November I decided enough was truly enough and I went to a Ear, Nose and Throat doctor who was very recommended...and after a month of antibiotics and a CT scan...all he could see was a "severly deviated" septum...
So the good news is...I get to keep my 40-year old tonsils and adenoids...and my sinuses show no signs of blockage or scar tissue...but I can't breathe because the darn inside of my nose is literally bent out of shape...ah, some of you new the figurative could be literal.
On Tuesday at 1:45, I'm going to get the septum fixed once and for all...should be a short surgery...30-35 minutes...but it does require general anesthesia...which I don't wholeheartedly look forward to...I know all will go well...and in a week...which is the expected healing time...I will be able to take a deep, cleansing breath like I haven't been able to take for most of my life...
And no, there won't be any cosmetic surgery...although the laugh lines (HA! a misnomer) are deep enough to require something...I think I'll stick to just fixin' the innards of the ol' nasal passages.
Wishing you that deep, cleansing breath....right now.
Edited - I am feeling 100% better post surgery...once the yuckiness of anesthesia wears off I should feel 100 million % better... The doctor said my septum was thicker than expected and was completely blocking my left nasal passage...and for the record I have no swelling, no black eyes...just like the doctor promised...once the tube things come out...boy, will I take that deep, cleansing breath!!!
Thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts on healing...without them this quick recovery would not be possible!!!!!