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Really. Never again. Folks with Costochondritis shouldn't sneeze. Its painful. It takes entire minutes for the initial supernova of pain to subside. So two months worth of sneezing is really not acceptable.

So I went to the doctor who was sort of tolerantly amused at my symptoms and told me its not a cold. Its autumn allergies. She also told me that Zyrtec is not a miracle and its obviously not enough, nor are the other medications I'd been given in the past. Also, she took away my Afrin. As in physically removed it from my possession. Rebound concerns. So now I have a nasal inhaler. And simple saline nasal spray. And Sinutab. And a referral to an ENT surgeon because that deviated septum looks "HORRIFYING!" and "no wonder you can hardly breath!", "that must make you snore!" so its time for surgery. Possibly.

Which means, Gods help me, my mother's dream may be coming true at long last. I may actually be getting a newish nose. Or something. I'm not sure how much they can do without screwing up my nose. Last time we discussed this with an ENT surgeon (back in 1990) they told me the surgery would change the shape of my nose so I may as well choose a new one. And how the hell do you choose a new nose? I can barely choose a new sweater. Seriously. Or a new haircut. I am not built to make these kinds of personal appearance decisions. Really, I'm not. I dress in classic yuppy for a reason, folks, its SAFE and I understand the rules of that fashion sense. Choosing a new nose is *off the rails*.


Date: 2012-10-24 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My ex and two of his sisters had their deviated septums (?) repaired through surgery and it didn't change the shape of their noses one whit. Life is a bell curve, so your own doctor's advice and experience could sure be different, but I don't think it's a foregone conclusion.

Glad some real changes have the potential to help you so much!

Date: 2012-10-25 11:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Techniques have evolved in the last 20 years. Really. You no longer have to choose a new nose. If you really want to know HOW they do that, I'll tell you. Otherwise, leave it at ... you can keep your current nose. :)

Deviated septum repair? Common and easy. Thought you were talking about the sinus surgery, which has an awful success rate so I'd suggest against. (Never found ANYone who had the sinus surgery who'd recommend it to anyone else.)

Zicam has allergy swabs that I've found great success using. You might want to try them. Yes, there's a reason why the swabs are actually the better application method -- they shrink the membranes they touch. Read the insert, it's fascinating. (Always laughed at people who swore by Zicam -- until I go so desperate I tried it. Still don't know why it works, but know that it does.)


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