I had sinus surgery about 3 1/2 weeks ago. I took 10 days of Avelox but still have a lot of nasal/sinus congestion and constant yellow/green drainage. I haven't been able to smell or taste much of anything but have started getting those senses back slowly. I've noticed for the past few days that the post nasal drainage has a really foul taste and every once in a while I get a smell from seemingly inside my nose that is pretty unpleasant as well. Is this normal after sinus surgery? Is it just part of the healing process? I have had a horrible time with recovering from this surgery which I did not expect.
I still have a lot of inflammation in my nose and have a lot of trouble sleeping. I also feel completely exhausted most of the time. I haven't had any fever, though. I would appreciate any advice or stories of other peoples experiences with similar situations. The ENT keeps telling me this is not uncommon but I just don't feel like I'm healing up as I should.