Sinus Surgery Recovery Process
It's been 7 days since my surgery (Septopasty and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery), and my doctor has been very dissapointing from a post-op perspective. I know he is a well regarded surgeon, so I'm hoping for some help from this board.
Can anyone tell me what to expect during the first couple of weeks after surgery? I know everyone's different, but I'm in need of some general information.
Like i said, it's been 7 days, I finished a course of antibiotics (Keflex) and am in relatively little pain. I do have congestion that won't budge, and get a bit of relief from rinses. I have a low grade fever, and feel exhausted. I did go to the doctor yesterday, and he suctioned out some debris - although he "forgot" to numb my sinuses - ouch!
I've regained most of my taste buds, but still cannot smell. I'm guessing this is due to it only being 7 days since the surgery.
So bottom line, when did people start feeling better after surgery? How long did it take? I know I'm impatient, but with so little information from my doctor, I'm desperate for answers.