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kennedy
04-28-2012, 09:57 AM
My Nasal Surgery is in 11 days. Im ready for this polyp to leave me alone so i can breath through my nose and smell the pretty flowers.

Pooka1
04-28-2012, 10:01 AM
Hey Kara,

Well you knew this day would come.

How many days will you have to be in the hospital?

How is school by the way?

Sharon

kennedy
04-28-2012, 10:04 AM
Sharon Uc davis say it a in and out surgery. But they keeping me over night for ovserasion.
i quit going to school it was just to stressful

mabeckoff
04-28-2012, 07:38 PM
Hope all goes well.Please let us know how you are doing

kennedy
04-28-2012, 07:43 PM
I will let you all now how it goes.
melissa i been not as scared about this surgery compred to my spine surgery.

mabeckoff
04-28-2012, 07:49 PM
I will let you all now how it goes.
melissa i been not as scared about this surgery compred to my spine surgery.

I am glad to hear that you are not as scared with this surgery. I am sure that this is very easy compared to your spine surgery

JenniferG
04-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Hope it goes quickly and smoothly Kara.

mdtaffet
04-28-2012, 10:00 PM
My Nasal Surgery is in 11 days. Im ready for this polyp to leave me alone so i can breath through my nose and smell the pretty flowers.

What sort of problems do you have breathing? I only ask because I know I have some nasal polyps (they were seen on a head CT years ago), and tend to have an issue where I wake up with at least one side of my nose swollen quite a bit. Sometimes one side will get so inflamed that it closes up and I have to resort to using nasal sprays to try and create a space to breathe through. It's not congestion per se, it's inflammation for the most part. I was prescribed Nasonex and Astelin for both allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis, but an opthalmologist that I saw when my optometrist thought I might be close to developing glaucoma (which I don't want but am at high risk for since my mother had a pretty bad case of it for many years) warned me never to use a steroid nasal spray as it can lead to glaucoma.

My breathing problem is one that use to have me switching back and forth from sleeping on one side to sleeping on the other side all night long. If one side was inflamed, it was usually the side on the bottom, so I would turn over to the other side, and the inflammation would then ease up on that side as it switched down to the side that used to be on top but was then on the bottom. Sometimes if I was lucky, I'd turn over just enough to clear the one side, and then go to my back before the other side got inflamed.

But that was all before my surgery; I can't really do that easily anymore. Now an inflamed nostril will have me getting out of bed to go find the nasal spray. I wish I didn't have to do that, because I overused nasal sprays about 30 years ago, leading to a lot of nose bleeds. I don't want that to happen again.

Good luck with your surgery; hopefully it will be easier on you than your spine surgery.

-- Mary

golfnut
04-29-2012, 09:58 AM
Kara,
Be sure to let us know how you are doing after your surgery. After spine surgery, this will be a breeze for you. I can't believe you are 20? When I started reading the forum, you were 18. Time flies by quickly. Best of luck with your surgery.

jrnyc
04-29-2012, 02:39 PM
dear Kara
i agree wtih Karen...you have been thru so much for someone so young...
i hope all goes smoothly and you are breatheing normally very soon...
you will be in my thoughts and prayers until you are back 100% and living
your life free of pain...

jess....& Sparky

leahdragonfly
04-29-2012, 03:29 PM
Good luck, Kara, we'll be thinking of you. I am sure this surgery will be pretty easy compared to the spinal fusion!

Please let us know how you are doing.

Take care,

kennedy
04-30-2012, 10:36 PM
well nine days until my nasal surgery. i was feeling pretty sad about this afternoon until i got a get well soon present from my big sister. she got me a blue angry bird

leahdragonfly
04-30-2012, 10:57 PM
Hi Kara,

Try not to be sad, you're going to do great. Think how much better you will feel after the polyp is gone. I bet you can take your new angry bird with you to the hospital. I am a nurse and I have a patient who has to come to our department frequently for procedures. She always brings her stuffed frog, Greenie, because he makes he feel better. We know Greenie as well as we know her now!

kennedy
05-05-2012, 02:02 PM
my nasal surgery is in four days

mabeckoff
05-05-2012, 02:39 PM
my nasal surgery is in four days

Hope all goes well for you.Please let us know how you are doing

kennedy
05-06-2012, 06:44 PM
omg im really scared right now because my nasal surgery is 3 days away

Pooka1
05-06-2012, 07:30 PM
Kara, try to stay busy. That will take your mind off of it.

Sharon

golfnut
05-06-2012, 10:00 PM
I know you will do just fine. It's normal to worry. Stay as busy as possible in the next few days.

jrnyc
05-06-2012, 11:09 PM
Kara, you got thru the fusion surgery, you will get thru this too....
you are stronger than you think....
i know you will be OK...it is normal to worry...
thoughts and prayers are with you.....
please have someone let us know how you do afterwards...

jess...& Sparky

mabeckoff
05-07-2012, 12:28 AM
Kara, please do not worry .Is there someone you can talk to about this surgery so you feel better about it?

kennedy
05-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Im here at uc Davis for my nasal surgery. Waiting for my surgery

jrnyc
05-09-2012, 01:27 PM
good luck, Kara
you will do fine...and can look forward to a happy spring, without pain
and discomfort...
thoughts and prayers go out to you...
please ask someone to post for you afterwards, so we can know how
you are doing...

jess

loves to skate
05-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Hope you are doing well Kara.
Sally

mabeckoff
05-09-2012, 06:27 PM
Hope all went well Kara

Melissa

kennedy
05-09-2012, 10:40 PM
im back home from my surgery. surgery went fine. Polyp a little bit larger than a golf ball removed from myleft cheek area. The doctors were surprised at the size

mabeckoff
05-09-2012, 10:42 PM
I am glad that you are doing Ok. That was a big polyp to remove. You must feel better with it gone

golfnut
05-09-2012, 10:54 PM
Kara,
I'm glad the surgery went fine and you are back home.

kennedy
05-09-2012, 11:03 PM
karen im also glad im home there no place like home

Doodles
05-09-2012, 11:08 PM
Kara--
So glad you are home and have the polyp removed. That will eventually feel a whole lot better. On to healing! Janet

jrnyc
05-09-2012, 11:13 PM
that's great, Kara
glad you are doing well and it is all healing now...
feel better every day....

jess

kennedy
05-10-2012, 01:29 AM
im doing a lot better with the polyp

JenniferG
05-10-2012, 04:24 AM
Wow Kara! That was a good thing to have gone. Get well soon.

kennedy
05-10-2012, 10:14 AM
day 1 post-op from my nasal surgery. im feeling a bit sore.

mabeckoff
05-10-2012, 11:08 AM
How long will you need to recuperate?

kennedy
05-10-2012, 11:24 AM
melissa they said probley a few weeks

mabeckoff
05-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Hope you start feeling better soon

titaniumed
05-10-2012, 11:43 PM
Kara

Glad to see you are through this...Soon you will feel better.

Ed

kennedy
05-11-2012, 07:07 AM
post-op day 2. im feeling good. still in a bit of pain. but other wise im good. bought myself a couple more work seek books.

mabeckoff
05-11-2012, 09:13 AM
Glad to hear that you are coming along nicely.

Will you be returning to college in the fall?

loves to skate
05-11-2012, 05:36 PM
Kara,
All I could say was "WOW". I'm glad that giant polyp is out and you should be feeling a whole lot better soon.
Sally

kennedy
05-14-2012, 01:53 AM
just want to let you all how im doing. im still feeling pretty grogy. but feeling better then before my nasal surgery

mabeckoff
05-14-2012, 02:45 AM
Glad to hear that you are doing better

kennedy
05-16-2012, 05:17 PM
well im one week post-op from my nasal surgery. i went back to school today and had a pretty good day.

mabeckoff
05-16-2012, 05:47 PM
well im one week post-op from my nasal surgery. i went back to school today and had a pretty good day.

Glad to hear that you are coming along nicely

JenniferG
05-16-2012, 08:50 PM
well im one week post-op from my nasal surgery. i went back to school today and had a pretty good day.

Good to hear, Kara!