Help me make this suck less
March 19, 2012 9:21 AM Subscribe
I've got sinus surgery scheduled for the middle of the week. What do I need to have on hand or do to be completely prepared?
posted by terrierhead to health & fitness (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
After months of sinus pain and an irritating cough from goo draining down my throat, I went to an ENT for treatment. He put me on a nasal steroid, sinus rinse regimen (Neil-Med) and three weeks of Augmentin, but my maxillary sinuses are still an issue per CT scan.
So, I'm caving and getting the surgery. It's outpatient, and the doctor said that I only needed to take three days off work. I've got a pantry full of soup, a stack of brain-candy paperback novels and my jammies ready. I've talked to my four-year-old twin sons about how they'll need to be gentle with mommy for a couple of weeks after. My husband has the surgery day off work and is prepared to take my anesthesia ridden self home after the operation. Today I'll go shopping to buy the saline nasal spray that I'm supposed to use to keep the packing moist post-surgery.
What am I forgetting? Please give me your advise on how to make the recovery period as easy as possible.