Tuesday, December 19, 2017


     It's that scary sound as the roller-coaster car is hauled up the first hill.  You're in the car.  The restraints are down.  The ride is about to let loose and you're committed.

     I have sinus surgery early tomorrow.  All day today, I've had that feeling.  That headed-up-the-first-hill feeling.  The ride is about to start in earnest and I'm not sure I'm ready for it.

     In fact, I'm plenty scared.


eriko said...

I had some version of the same surgery 10'ish years ago. 70% and 90% occlusion respectively with 5 or 6 sinus infections a year. Now I get one every couple years, take no allergy meds and just sinus flush twice a day. That said I was really nauseous after the surgery and the plugs up my nose made me want to sneeze for 5 days. If they use internal splints it will be really fun watching them pull them out. There is so much run up there. So all of the said the first week, for me, sucked but every day afterwards was much better.

I wish you the best.

B said...

I wish you the st, You are in my prayers.

Please, let us know (when you are able) that you are OK.


B said...

Sorry about the typo. My touchpad is doing odd things.

I wish you the BEST.

Comrade Misfit said...

Sending good thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

Praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Jeffrey Smith said...

It sounds like you're in capable hands. Be optimistic. I hate rollercoaster rides. I've been surgeried. I'll take the surgery over the rollercoaster any day.

Will keep you in my prayers.

Fred G said...

You will be fine tomorrow and in a couple of months when all has healed and you have a pair of wind tunnels on the front of your face you will say, awwww right!!! Everything is relative. When faced with a surgical intervention I try to use benchmarks. Like how does this compare to a knee replacement or open heart surgery to repair a 5 cm aneurysm of the ascending aorta?
I will take the sinus surgery every time. Good luck! You will be fine though you may not think so for a few days. Focus on the thought that this procedure potentially will improve your quality of life dramatically.

Again, good luck and know a lot of people are pulling for you.

Fred G

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I’ll be thinking of you in the ayem. I’m sure all will be well.

waepnedmann said...

Due to various and sundry orthopedic adventures I have undergone general anesthesia and surgery a baker's dozen of times.
I understand your trepidation.
I know how it feels being wheeled down that white corridor and wondering if you are going to wake up after the cutting is done.
You will be OK.
Anesthesiology is a hard science.
They have gotten good at this stuff.
As far as the pain afterwards...medicate as directed. Don't try to be macho. Take the meds. You will heal faster.
There are a lot of people who care about you.
I am one of those people.
Thoughts and prayers.
Weps out.

Roberta X said...

Thank you, all. :) It helps a lot, knowing people are pulling for me!

d said...

I don't comment often but I read nearly daily - and I'm sure there are vastly more people pulling for you than commenting, Ms Roberta.

Best of luck to you, in both a full recovery and improvement in QOL after. Anesthesia is a scary thing, going for it voluntarily impresses me, at least.

Thanks for all the writing, take all the time you need to recover. Let us know if there's a need for crowdsourcing after.