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Old 04-04-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
iSam
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Sinus surgery and septoplasty

Hi folks,

I'm a 25 yr old male and have been suffering from chronic sinusitus for well over three years now. My ENT doc ordered a CT scan which revealed problems in my left ethmoid complex and a strongly deviated septum. He has scheduled me for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) to fix the ethmoid problem and a septoplasty to straighten the septum. The operation is scheduled for the 5 May.

Today I attende the hospital for my preop assessment and the consultant ran through the procedures with me. The operation sounds horrific! He told me to expect considerable pain following the procedure along with a lot of blood, blocked nose for up to three weeks etc. etc. Moreover, he also said that there is a chance that the operation will not impove my sinusitus at all!

Does anyone here know more about this type of surgery, or has anyone gone through it themselves? I'd be really grateful to hear from anyone else who can let me know if this surgery is worth it!

Thanks in advance,

Sam

 
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