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    Nasal Surgery on May 9th

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

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    I will let you all now how it goes.
    melissa i been not as scared about this surgery compred to my spine surgery.
    Last edited by kennedy; 04-28-2012 at 07:56 PM.
    Kara
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennedy View Post
    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
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Hope it goes quickly and smoothly Kara.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennedy View Post
    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

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    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.
    Karen

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    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

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    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,
    Gayle, age 50
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1


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    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
    Kara
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    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
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    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!
    Gayle, age 50
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation
    Feb 2012 lumbar revision for broken rods @ L2-3-4
    Sept 2015 major lumbar A/P revision for broken rods @ L5-S1


    mom of Leah, 15 y/o, Diagnosed '08 with 26* T JIS (age 6)
    2010 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    2017 curves stable/skeletely mature

    also mom of Torrey, 12 y/o son, 16* T, stable

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    my nasal surgery is in four days
    Kara
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    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennedy View Post
    my nasal surgery is in four days
    Hope all goes well for you.Please let us know how you are doing
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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