Nasal polyp removal
diane

Kelowna, Canada

#163 May 31, 2009
Ryan wrote:
Im getting Polyps surgery on Friday and im worried about the side affects. I have totally lost my sense of smell but i can taste. I was wondering how long it will take for me to smell again after surgery. Also how long will it be until i will be able to go outdoors and be away from home. I was also wondering how long i will be in the building for before and after surgery? I have not been able to smell for 6 months or breath. I have had to breath out of my mouth for the longest time. I cant wait to see the results of my surgery. Life SUCKS not being able to breath. I was just wondering how long it will take for me to feel completely normal again and be able to smell and breath. Also how long will the nose bleeding last for a week? or longer? PLEASE anyone get back to me if you know anything about this. I would be VERY appreciative . Thanks, Ryan
Hi Ryan i had my surgery, it will be 2 weeks on tuesday, and i have not felt this good in a long long while, i can breath, i rinse my nose with the sinus rinse 4 times a day (to remove the clots) then it will be 2 a day, i did not bleed after the surgery, and if you look back at what i have written in my other posts, you will see that i had splints in, once they are out you can breath again took me a while to get used to breathing through my nose, im still getting used to it, after they are out you can start to taste and smell,
i love the fact that i can breathe through my nose no more dry tongue, so Ryan things will be so much better for you after the surgery you will get your life back.. take care and good luck....Diane
boris

Belgrade, Serbia

#164 Jun 1, 2009
Ryan wrote:
Im getting Polyps surgery on Friday and im worried about the side affects......
hi Ryan,
About the smell - it will restore as soon as your nose starts to ventilate well.
Traveling - you will be able to travel in very short time (less then a week). I had personally long flights in 3 weeks after my first surgery and long bus/train trips in a week after my second.

Cheers
Ryan

Chester Springs, PA

#165 Jun 1, 2009
Thanks to both of you ill post if i have anymore questions
Ryan

Chester Springs, PA

#166 Jun 1, 2009
Diane,
Where you able to be out of your house the next day after your surgery, or did it take a couple of days to feel up to going out?
diane

Kelowna, Canada

#167 Jun 1, 2009
Ryan wrote:
Diane,
Where you able to be out of your house the next day after your surgery, or did it take a couple of days to feel up to going out?
hi Ryan yes i would have been able to be out and about for a while, just after the surgery i was on heavy duty drugs for the pain, so i could not drive, also i had my daughter go shopping for me, i had splints in my nose and a bit of swelling, so being a woman i did not want to be seen like that,(vanity) plus my body just went through the trama of an operation, so i rested to get better, slept on and off during the day,(drugs) watched tv, and made myself some good suppers, also what will come in handy is some ice cream or sherbet, i found enjoyed that, it was nice and cool....there is a better life after the operation, just you wait and see, take care :DIANE
Ryan

Chester Springs, PA

#168 Jun 3, 2009
Thank you so much.
Sue

Northampton, UK

#169 Jun 13, 2009
I was diagnosed with nasal polyps in April. My left nostril is completely blocked and the right nostril is partially blocked. I was given steroid nasal drops and an antihistamine. My GP said that this was the first course of action but I would probably need to see an ENT consultant as the drops would only improve my condition by about 30%. Needless to say, eight weeks later, my condition is worsening. As well as not being able to breathe or smell, I snore, wake up several times with a dry mouth and a sore throat and sometimes find it difficult to talk to my class of 6 year olds! The strangest problem I have is drinking and eating. Everytime I swallow, I find myself having to 'gag' as it feels like I have a blockage or lump at the back of my throat. It's worse when my tongue lifts to the roof of my mouth. I was also told at my diagnosis that my soft pallete on my right side had collapsed. Anyone else suffered with talking, drinking and eating? I'm seeing my GP again on Weds 24th June.
diane

Kelowna, Canada

#170 Jun 13, 2009
Hi sue,
the same thing happened to me, awful, i could not talk right i always sounded like i had a bad cold, drinking and eating was awful also, i became a recluse, being single i did not want to date, and i always felt sick, i gagged a lot esp in the mornings, every day was a chore because i could not breath, i also found that the nasal drops did not work for me, they made things worse, my nose would block worse, i would get a bad headache and sometimes my nose would bleed(slight)... there is nothing good about this problem, i tried everthing to make things better, if you look back on this blog you will see the things that i tried.. i have had the surgery and life is great i can breath and taste and smell, and i can speak and sing..
im sure you will see your ent soon and i see that you live in the uk you have great doctors and surgeons and i dont think you have to wait as long for surgery, i wish you well let us know how it goes with your doctor on the 24th.. bye diane
Ryan

Chester Springs, PA

#171 Jun 16, 2009
I just had my surgery a week and a half ago . I am starting to be able to breath and i get my sense of smell back yesterday. It is WONDERFUL. I was in bad shape the first couple of days out of recovery. I couldnt sleep and had terrible headaches. I threw up blood 3 times after surgery due to swallowing too much blood during surgery. I was supposed to be in the hospital for only 6 hours. By the time i got out it was 12 hours later. I almost had to stay the night. All of this was caused because of the extent of my polyps. They were very large and i had a lot of them. Also i had a virus and had tons of puss and mucus in my sinuses. It took them 2 and a half hours to remove all of them. A surgery that usually takes an hour to and hour and thirty minutes. After going through all of that horrible pain and suffering, i feel better than i have in a whole year. Its great. Nothing works in the end except for surgery so make sure you get it done. The Nasal spray made things worse for me too. Nothing worked except surgery. There could be A lot of blockage in your throat from the mucus jammed all back there. But the best bet is to get surgery! hope everything goes well,
Ryan
diane

Kelowna, Canada

#172 Jun 17, 2009
hi ryan
glad that you have had your surgery, you will start to feel better day by day, and feel healthier also with getting rid of all that guck from your nose and throat...take care: diane..
shelly

Gravenhurst, Canada

#173 Jun 17, 2009
I'm still suffering and reading these forums is making me more anxious to have my polyps removed. My surgery isn't booked yet, but is scheduled for the end of 2009 in Toronto, ON. Seems so far away, but it is good to read people can breathe, something I'm very much looking forward to. I used the sinus rinse for over a year and YES it made me feel "more" stuffed and bothered my ears. I've recently stopped rinsing daily. I constantly sound stuffed-up. Sometimes an antihistamine helps. I'm taking large doses of Vitamin C, which I think helps too, but I'm a long way from feeling good. I'm happy for you folks that have had the surgery with good results. I welcome any suggestions. Thanks, Shelly
Anna

Makawao, HI

#174 Jun 19, 2009
Sue wrote:
I was diagnosed with nasal polyps in April. My left nostril is completely blocked and the right nostril is partially blocked. I was given steroid nasal drops and an antihistamine. My GP said that this was the first course of action but I would probably need to see an ENT consultant as the drops would only improve my condition by about 30%. Needless to say, eight weeks later, my condition is worsening. As well as not being able to breathe or smell, I snore, wake up several times with a dry mouth and a sore throat and sometimes find it difficult to talk to my class of 6 year olds! The strangest problem I have is drinking and eating. Everytime I swallow, I find myself having to 'gag' as it feels like I have a blockage or lump at the back of my throat. It's worse when my tongue lifts to the roof of my mouth. I was also told at my diagnosis that my soft pallete on my right side had collapsed. Anyone else suffered with talking, drinking and eating? I'm seeing my GP again on Weds 24th June.
Aloha, It sounds as if you really need to see your ENT specialist and most probably you will be a candidate for surgery. I suggest you have the surgery in condition that the packing comes out the next day and if you can stay in the hospital until the packing is removed. I think the worse part of the sinus surgery is the packing... once that comes out you are fine.. and the doctor will clean out your nostrils once the packing comes out.. and from there it is the healing process.. let me know how things goes for you okay.. Mahalo Anna
Anna

Makawao, HI

#175 Jun 19, 2009
diane wrote:
<quoted text>hi Ryan yes i would have been able to be out and about for a while, just after the surgery i was on heavy duty drugs for the pain, so i could not drive, also i had my daughter go shopping for me, i had splints in my nose and a bit of swelling, so being a woman i did not want to be seen like that,(vanity) plus my body just went through the trama of an operation, so i rested to get better, slept on and off during the day,(drugs) watched tv, and made myself some good suppers, also what will come in handy is some ice cream or sherbet, i found enjoyed that, it was nice and cool....there is a better life after the operation, just you wait and see, take care :DIANE
Aloha, I hope I can have a respond to this.. I also had surgery on the 5th of june just two weeks ago. I feel much better, however I have a slight fullness in my left ear but according to the doctor that was due to the packing when it was in my nose.. and it is just a matter of time to have it go away.. did you have this problem.. and how long does the selling usually last? how are you doing today.. please let me know.. I sometimes feel I am having anxeity attacks due to the surgery I encountered.. the packing was in my nose for 4-days and I think that is why I got tramatized by that.. now I am on medication for anxiety diazepam... I don't like the feeling makes me so dowsy in the mornings.. please respond.. thank you Anna
CHRISSY

Peculiar, MO

#176 Jun 21, 2009
I SO GLAD TO HAVE FOUND THIS SITE BECAUSE I NOW KNOW THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD SUFFERING FROM NASAL POLYPS OF WHICH I HAVE SUFERED WITH FOR THE LAST 8YRS & COUNTING IT IS TRUELY MISERABLE.I HAVE HAD 2 SURGERIES DURING THIS TIME FRAME AND AFTER EACH 1 THE POLYPS GREW RT BCK BUT I JUST TRY TO COPE WITH IT BECAUSE I DONT LIKE TO BE PUT TO SLEEP BUT MY HUSBAND SPOKE TO SOMEONE THAT SAYS SHE HAS HAD SURGERY FOR HER POLYPS IN WHICH THEY BURNT THEM OUT WITH HOT ICE OR SOMETHING IN OAKLAND,CA. IM NOT SURE HOW EACH OF MY SURGERIES WERE DONE BUT WOULD LIKE MORE INFO ON THIS TYPE OF SURGERY & ITS IMPACT ON POLYPS.IF ANYBODY KNOWS ABOUT THIS PLEASE RESPOND.
diane

Kelowna, Canada

#177 Jun 21, 2009
hi Anna and CHRISSY,
i had my surgery a month ago today,i had lots of polips and a deviated septum, today i can breath much better but i did have a set back, the stitches that were inside my nose did not disolve, i ended up going to emerg last night i had a fever, and my septum was sore the doc did not take out the stitches as they were too far back, i got antiobotics, see my own doc tomorrow,there is no ent here hopefully i will not have to drive to prince george to take out stitches, that would be a 10 hour round trip.
apart from that i rinse 2 times a day , and when my nose is dry i use nasogel, its by the same people that make the rinse...
i did not have my nose packed or gel, just the splints..if it was not for these stitches i would be back to normal, my nose is not so dry any more i guess it just takes time to heal the tissues,
Chrissy you said the polyps grew right back how long did they take to come back? what were you using on your nose(spray), or were you rinsing with the salt water, between the operations? i have never heard of burning them out, let us know if you learn more..yes this site is great for us that are going through this, it nice to know we are not alone, i hope i do not get these back i have allergies and asthma, so i am going to do everything i can to stop them growing again,,,take care DIANE
Fred

Lagos, Nigeria

#178 Jun 22, 2009
Does anyone know how much it costs to remove a nasal polyp in Uk private?
Sue

Barry, UK

#179 Jun 24, 2009
Well I've just paid a visit to the Doctors this evening. He's referred me to an ENT consultant/surgeon at one of my local hospitals. I'm quite amazed at how well our NHS works!!! He pulled up a list of possible hospitals in order of mileage from my home and the waiting list time, which was between 26 and 35 days!!! I had the choice of hospitals and my appointment was made there and then - 15th July!!! Only two years ago he said I would be waiting 6-9 months just to get a first appointment. The first appointment is just a chat and history of my ailments BUT it is a start. I'll keep everyone posted as to how things turn out. In the meantime I have more antihistimines and a steroid nasal drop.
Sue

Barry, UK

#180 Jun 24, 2009
Oh, for the record I am not from High Wycombe (as my second to last post seemed to display) or from Bedford, UK as the final post mentioned). I am from East Yorkshire!!!!! God knows where this post will be from!!!!
diane

Kelowna, Canada

#181 Jun 24, 2009
hi sue,
good for you, that is good news,things will go fast for you, I have a sister that lives in Yorkshire she is also going through the nose polyp thing also, we both have allergies and asthma.. i wish you well DIANE
Ben

San Francisco, CA

#182 Jun 26, 2009
I just went to the doctor yesterday. She prescribed Prednisone for about 2 weeks to shrink the polyps and Augmentin for the infection. I have to go back in 3 weeks for a CT scan and maybe surgery later. Although after 1 day of the medicine, I am able to breathe a little better. The green mucus from the infection is much less. The polyp blocking my right nostril is still there. i don't think it will shrink that fast. so we'll see.

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