Sep 29, 2008

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

I have had a few questions about what surgery was for so here goes the super technical version.

Last Thursday I went under the knife for an endoscopic sinus surgery.  This surgery opened up my sinus air cells using an endoscope to make my sinuses normal.  Basically, I have had a constant sinus infection and inflammation since May because my sinuses couldn't drain the crap out (due to a deviated septum).  This was compouned by nasal polyps (disgusting little growths that were blocking my sinus cavities).

So basically - because of a deviated septum and nasal polyps - my sinuses weren't letting anything is and out.  The nasty little dudes from the Mucinex commercials were just living there and having a nice little party in my nose.  Not so nice for me though.

The doctor went in and repaired my turbines, repaired my deviated septum, shaved out all of the things that shouldn't be there, widened my nasal passages, and  enlarged my nasal cavities.

But - despite all of this nose work - my nose won't look any different once the swelling goes down.

Unlike all of these celebrities who's septoplasty miraculously became a rhinoplasty, my nose will still be my nose.  Same old nose with its same old bend.  But now - I should be able to breathe!  Woo hoo nose!!






On another note - I am off to get dressed and shower for an elopement ceremony this afternoon (Congrats Christine and David!).  

Also - I promise to draw for the giveaway winner this week.  I had no idea surgery would knock me out this much!

10 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how they all got new noses from such a common surgery?

    Hmm...

    questionable at best.

    I am glad you are starting to feel a little better!

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  2. glad your're feeling better. glad those guys won't be partying in your nose anymore :)

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  3. Glad you are feeling better!!!

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  4. HAHAHAHA I love those Mucinex comemricals...BUT i'm glad you're feeling betetr :)

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  5. That is funny that you added the celeb's who needed "new noses" allegedly due to medicine...right....
    I have a deviated septum and freak adenoids that need to be OUT, but I haven't done it yet! I laughed because my dr. told me that it wouldn't change my nose on the outside. =) Darn.

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  6. Glad your healing well...and your nose is a cute little button...no need to change it :)

    Blessings!

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  7. Wishing you the best! I think your nose looks great.

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  8. glad your getting better. funny pics about the celebs!

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  9. Hope you are feeling better - that surgery doesn't sound very fun. ;-)

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