My Sinus Surgery

My Sinus Surgery

It’s the 7th anniversary of my sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis. After a course of antibiotics for a sinus infection, I still had symptoms and was sent to the ER. This was the first time a chronic illness changed my life. This surgery took place after four months of constant sinus infections and pain.  So many specialist appointments and trying to pinpoint my allergies.  So many rounds of antibiotics and steroids. 

Years later, we came to the conclusion that my allergies will never be well controlled, and I’ll always have sinus inflammation. 

I had LASIK a year and a half ago. Without the irritation of contacts or the weight of glasses, my sinuses improved significantly. I haven’t had a sinus infection since then and could not be more grateful.

I still get congested and have pain but less often. One of the three ENTs I went to said it could be related to the trigeminal nerve since my sinuses exacerbated my chronic migraines. 

I’m still not sure what caused all this pain and inflammation. However, I have learned how to manage the symptoms of chronic sinusitis so that I’m no longer in constant pain.