Spouse has "condition" or does not?
June 16, 2014 7:36 PM Subscribe
Long Story not soo Short. Spouse had long history of sinus infections - always causing time off from work - lots of antibiotics prescribed. This past early spring Dr convinced spouse to have sinus surgery and that spouse would be back to normal in like two weeks. After surgery recovery did not go well and in addition to add'l sinus infections that needed more antibiotics spouse was also treated a couple of times with prednisone (nasal sprays, etc.). Things really never really improved - after a few weeks started experiencing shortness of breath and chest tightness. This was not at all present before surgery. Battery of tests have been performed - everything from lung clot to asthma to now cardiomyopathy have been tossed around. And lots of tests have been performed with lots of specialists. It has now been three months and we are no closer to finding out root cause.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (13 answers total)
Spouse has been seeing Drs in more than the institution that performed sinus surgery but it is just so frustrating that nothing can be conclusively diagnosed. Prior to surgery had no problems skiing, bike riding, working, walking. But now all of these cause great discomfort.
Could this be complications form anesthesia? I would love to have this discussed with a lawyer but spouse wants to wait for final diagnosis - I feel if we talk to a lawyer now we may be able to better understand the path we should take.
Anyone else been through something like this where the diagnosis just seems to elusive but also seems to be tied to a specific incident.
Surgery was almost exactly three months ago. Spouse mid 50's active and semi healthy prior to surgery.