Re: Bad news from the ENT
Don't worry, you are going to be fine.
I didn't have sinus problems EVER until age 33. I caught a cold, that turned into my first sinus infection. Then my sinus just blew up. I went through 2 rounds of antibiotics before a specialist said "your deviated septum is causing blockage, and it needs to be fixed. But before that, we can try another round of antibiotics and Prednisone," to which I replied "if it needs to be fixed, let's do it!" -best decision I ever made.
When we are young, are bodies can fight stuff off better. As we get older, nonsense like this starts happening.
The CT Scan will show if surgery is necessary.
Just like Halls says, surgery is nothing. I had virtually NO pain afterwards, just a little discomfort, and I looked like crap for a couple days. Some doctors can even do it on an outpatient basis. Honest, for me it was like getting a tooth pulled, and I had a pretty major sinus surgery. The only tough part was sleeping the first night after surgery, because I couldn't breathe through my nose.
let us know how it goes.