Sinus Surgery
rose worcester UK

India

#22 Aug 15, 2007
had surgery aug 3rd .. you,re right its the most painful of ops .and yes John your symtoms are similar to what I ,ve been having ..my only thing now is the llarge amount of clots still coming out with nasal douche .. how much blood can you have up your nose?
Frank

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#23 Aug 21, 2007
Been 1 week since turbinate reduction/septoplasty. No big deal. Worst thing was the silly intravenous in my hand that hurt. Otherwise, can only breath through my nose. Don't care. I'd do this for a month if it means clearing up over a decade of sinus infections. Highly recommend it for those with blocked air ways, swollen turbinates...Go for it. DO NOT. REPEAT. DO NOT pay attention to prior, out-dated treatments lingering on the net. My doctor DOES NOT pack the nose, and has not for the past 8 years. Hardly any bleeding at all. I've heard from some folks in the past, that the PACKING was the worse thing they ever experienced. Well, they've phased it out for a very good reason. No worries!
Kelly

Parker, CO

#24 Aug 22, 2007
I had surgery August 7. I am better than last week but I still feel nausea. I feel like I still have a bad sinus infection pressure and sinus headache also very tired. I feel good in the morning and than get dizzy and sick to the stomach mid-day. Went back to the doctor Monday and he changed my antibiotic. Is this normal to still feel funky two weeks post-op. I think my family is sick of me saying I feel sick any suggestions? Would appreciate any help..
Annette

Temple City, CA

#25 Aug 23, 2007
Gosh you folks have me scared to death and I have had a brain tumor removal & total collectomy.

I have been sick for two years and on antibotics and steroids for two years and all that has not helped my condition.

I was never sick like this until I went to work in a new building that has had a lot of a/c and plumbing leaks. I have no doubt it is the sick building syndrom that has gotten me.

It sounds like I need to stay in the hospital the night after. I had been thinking about it and now I think I had better.
emailme if you like. [email protected]
FlorenceD

Montgomery, AL

#26 Aug 24, 2007
The ENT surgeon reduced my turbinate and did some coblation of my throat tissue and a couple other unpleasant things. Most of the 'major' pain was within the first 14-days. I had the surgery on 1 Aug, today is 24 Aug and I'm still having some 'mild' pain but nothing bad. My voice is still a bit strained but that'll clear up soon.
The worst part of this entire ordeal is what came out of my nose post op in week 3 when I blew my nose. It's soooo disgusting; it's like scabs the size of corn flakes, but three times thicker and much harder (yellow in color); they're smothered in mucus and dark red blood.
I remember the first time I blew my nose post op, that was the worst looking/smelling thing I've ever witnessed because it had the gel packing attached. I didn't know about any gel packing until I had a revisit to my ENT. Anyway, I thought I blew out some portion of my frontal lobes when that packing came out. Bad thing is, it has to come out twice; once for the left nostril and once for the right....absolutely disgusting.
But, with continued use of saline spray, the level of disgust has subsided to a tolerable level. One of the best ENT's in the world did my surgeries and I’m recovering pretty well.
Kelly

Parker, CO

#27 Aug 25, 2007
Flornece I appreciate you sharing this at least I know there is light at the end of the tunnel. I will be praying for you as well to get better.
FlorenceD wrote:
The ENT surgeon reduced my turbinate and did some coblation of my throat tissue and a couple other unpleasant things. Most of the 'major' pain was within the first 14-days. I had the surgery on 1 Aug, today is 24 Aug and I'm still having some 'mild' pain but nothing bad. My voice is still a bit strained but that'll clear up soon.
The worst part of this entire ordeal is what came out of my nose post op in week 3 when I blew my nose. It's soooo disgusting; it's like scabs the size of corn flakes, but three times thicker and much harder (yellow in color); they're smothered in mucus and dark red blood.
I remember the first time I blew my nose post op, that was the worst looking/smelling thing I've ever witnessed because it had the gel packing attached. I didn't know about any gel packing until I had a revisit to my ENT. Anyway, I thought I blew out some portion of my frontal lobes when that packing came out. Bad thing is, it has to come out twice; once for the left nostril and once for the right....absolutely disgusting.
But, with continued use of saline spray, the level of disgust has subsided to a tolerable level. One of the best ENT's in the world did my surgeries and I’m recovering pretty well.
Pam

Memphis, TN

#28 Sep 4, 2007
I am scheduled to have sinus surgery to remove polyps and to help with my asthma. The doctor stated he is going to pack it afterwards. After reading some comments, I am feeling a little different about the surgery.
Kelly

Parker, CO

#29 Sep 5, 2007
Pam wrote:
I am scheduled to have sinus surgery to remove polyps and to help with my asthma. The doctor stated he is going to pack it afterwards. After reading some comments, I am feeling a little different about the surgery.
Dear Pam,
I have been post-op 4 weeks now and I finally this week feel so much better. I think the old you'll be good in 7-10 days in reality for some of us is a bit longer. I am fininshing up an antibiotic and have most of my energy back. I m still not 100% but Im getting there. My best advice to you would be to expect time to heal and get lots of rest. I would wake in the morning feeling good after the first few days and did too much than I would feel bad and drained by afternoon. Don't try to do things too soon. If your body says rest by all means do it. I will be praying for you as you go through this. The first week is not fun but in time you will get better. Take care.
Aby

Sugar Land, TX

#30 Sep 7, 2007
My son had a septoplasty, turbinectomey and endoscopic sinus surgery 4 weeks ago for chronic sinusitis, asthma and really troublesome fatigue. He is back in college but his fatigue level is worse than it was. he is totally exhausted. His doctor says it should get better soon but does not give a time frame. i am really worried, Has anyone else has this level of fatigue a month after surgery? If so, any ideas on how long it can last? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
john

Brighton, UK

#31 Sep 9, 2007
well 10 weeks after surgey, i am now with a new ent.
a mri scan showed that i still have alot of congestion due to swollen turniates which are now irritating my other sinuses. i am back on more steroids and antibiotics and steroid nasal drops. i realy felt like i was gonn a pass out last week.i feel so depressed when im feeling ill after so long off work ect.
im hoping that my new ent will sort me out and will get me back to work.
i would certainly think twice before having sinus surgery, septoplasty
tony

Chennai, India

#32 Sep 13, 2007
try to avoid FESS as far as possible. it's a never ending road and complications are routine.
Simple herbal medicine will give solace. Try garlic pearls, ayurveda medicine and diets.
louise

Stanbridge, UK

#33 Sep 14, 2007
john wrote:
i had septoplasty and sinus surgery on thursday, i think its healing well, im using regular salt washes and have been given drops from the surgeon, also on antibiotics and steroids.
ive got a banging headache and feel realy blocked up!!! i can just about breath out of one nostril. and my nosrils are still dripping mucus and a little blood.
i realy hope that this clears up my sinus headaches ad pain. im a bit worried that this is only the start and not then end!!!
John : I want to ask you the name of the surgeon, did you have it done at Royal SUssex County
Why are you being given steriods.

AND HOW do you feel now.
best wishes , houise
audrey

Manchester, UK

#34 Sep 17, 2007
had sinus surgery in may 2007,pain was unbearable,blocked,bled two days after the surgery,i regreted doing it but now im relieved its over,took almost three months to heal complete,still heavy when i bed,can breath properly,the problem is my throat,sore ,very sore,nasal drip still there
Missy

North Charleston, SC

#35 Sep 21, 2007
It has been 8 days since my surgery- septoplasty & turbinectomy. It is not near as painful as having a baby or a migraine, in my opinion. It's just that the pain last way longer. I have a great ENT and he is a bit of a jokester and I now know he was joking when he told me I would be feeling better 2 days after surgery. The most pain I had was my throat. I have a very small mouth and air way so the tube must have caused a lot of irritation. Now that the throat pain is subsiding, I am able to feel the pressure in my face and my teeth really hurt. Thank god I have no packing or splints that have to be pulled out! Have to do lots of saline rinses daily, no need for the details. The good news is the problems I was having before surgery are already gone. I would do it again and the best advice I can give is to find the very best ENT in your area and don't let other peoples horror stories stop you, because everyone does not have the same experience. It would be ideal if they could keep you completely under for 2 - 3 weeks instead of waking you up when the surgery is over. I'm exhausted got to go lay down now!
Andrea

Augusta, GA

#36 Sep 23, 2007
I had tissue removal from the rt. maxillary to improve drainage and an unplanned deviated septeum repair.. think this was found and repaired when they went to open drainage spots in rt ethmoid. Can't believe how exhausted I have been...more so now (6 days out) than the day after! Also, having serious pain where eye and nose meet and major strain type pain whenever I move my right eye. Anyone else experience this? I am just grateful that I ahven't had the bleeding issues that others have had to bear....
Mick from Australia

Langwarrin, Australia

#37 Sep 28, 2007
I shouldn't have come on here to read this.....no doubt. My op is on Tuesday - joy.
Cas

Sydney, Australia

#38 Sep 30, 2007
Hi it is two months since my turbinate reduction plus rhinoplasty and septoplasty and removal of polyps.

The thing that has upset me the most is that one nostril feels like it gets twice the amount of air and it kind of aches. I would like the doctor to make the nostril smaller. I don't know if that is possible. I have had headaches for about a month now but don't know if it is connected.
Has anyone else had these symptoms?
Shelly

Richmond, VA

#39 Sep 30, 2007
I had septoplasty. turbinate reduction and balloon surgery on 9/25. The surgeon was highly recommended by a coworker. While in recovery, the surgeon visited me. He told me he cracked something near my left eye and that it will be red for awhile. I had a reaction to the painkillers so I'm on Tylenol~ no help whatsover. I'll be seeing the dr. tomorrow to discuss the 'cracked' something and the amount of pain I'm in. Delivering 3 children was a lot easier than this surgrey. My email is: [email protected]
Diana

Avon, CT

#40 Oct 1, 2007
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Is this different than Rhinoplasty recovery?
Andrea

Augusta, GA

#41 Oct 1, 2007
Cas wrote:
Hi it is two months since my turbinate reduction plus rhinoplasty and septoplasty and removal of polyps.
The thing that has upset me the most is that one nostril feels like it gets twice the amount of air and it kind of aches. I would like the doctor to make the nostril smaller. I don't know if that is possible. I have had headaches for about a month now but don't know if it is connected.
Has anyone else had these symptoms?
I have the same feeling! I actually could breath really well and without noise before the operation...now I sound like Darth Vader! And it's been two weeks. But I definitely have pain in one nostril like I am getting too much air..by the end of the day, inside that nostril feels really irritated like the intake of air repeatedly is rubbing it raw. Do you think we need more time for the mucus lining to build up??

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