I’m going to stop posting daily post-op updates because I’m officially 2 weeks post-op now, and also I can’t keep up anyway now that I’m back in the office full time so why bother? Bottom line: I’m still really tired. Constantly. My ear pain comes in waves but is still pretty bad. If it’s still… Continue reading Sinuses and Memories of My First 5K
Friday was rough. I was exhausted. The “work week” had run me ragged, and I couldn’t sign off fast enough at the end of the day. I hopped in the shower so I could be presentable for dinner, and then my former co-worker Teresa came over with takeout – Thai! It was great to see… Continue reading Sinus Surgery Update: Post-Op Days 9-11
Another day, another step in the right direction. Last night I slept without my gauze mustache and woke up with no blood on my face or white sheets and blankets. So I'm going to throw away my stash of gauze pads, but the surgical tape is good stuff so definitely hanging onto that. I ended up… Continue reading Sinus Surgery Update: Post-Op Day 8
I love STAT News. I get their morning emails in my work inbox every day. Working in healthcare communications, it's important to be "in the know." But often times I find personal interest in the topics they cover as well. Today, there's a story about NetiPots and why they feel good vs. why getting water… Continue reading Why does it hurt to get water up your nose?
(Note: Wrote this Wednesday evening and forgot to post) My surgery was one week ago today, and I have definitely turned a corner. I think I turned the corner the minute the surgeon removed the splints and sucked out all the blood clots. But the past two days I have felt stronger and more human.… Continue reading Sinus Surgery Update: Post-Op Day 7
I woke up yesterday with no blood on my gauze mustache! I didn't even feel that congested. I slept pretty well (I haven't been wearing my Fitbit since before the surgery so I actually don't know how well I've been sleeping, other than noticing how many times I fully wake up) and actually got up… Continue reading Sinus Surgery Update: Post-Op Day 6
Morning Update: Happy Marathon Monday! I had originally hoped to be back at work today, but now realize how unrealistic that was. The pain was at its worst so far last night, and I am very grateful for a decent night of sleep. I woke up nauseated again, but forced myself to get up, do… Continue reading Sinus Surgery Update: Post-Op Day 5