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I've had chronic sinusitis for years and up till now my ENT has only had me on Flonase spray and doing sinus rinses with the Neti Pot. A few months ago he ordered a sinus CT scan and he reviewed them with me and pointed out how all of the areas that were supposed to be black (open) were gray and completely blocked. So I have mucous that's trapped in my sinuses and cannot drain out at all! And of course I'm chronically congested and so I breathe more through my mouth. My doctor put me on a 30 day course of antibiotics which I finished a little over a month ago and today I saw him for a follow up and he did the usual scope in both nostrils. He didn't really explain things too well, just told me that I was a lot sicker than originally thought because if my sinuses. So I will have another sinus CT scan next week and almost certainly sinus endoscopy surgery soon after. I've been reading some pretty scary stuff about this surgery and wonder if anyone has any advice to offer - whether it be a good or bad experience for them and what I can expect as far as the recovery period and how much discomfort comes after the surgery. Does it work and will my sinuses be clear so the mucus can drain freely or will things clog up again? I also have a nasal polyp that will be removed. I have severe sleep apnea also and use CPAP & wonder how the surgery will affect me using my mask at night. I'm getting so anxious about this and I guess I just want guarantees that this will make things much better for me. Please share your experiences with this surgery if you've had it, I need all the advice I can get. And if it makes any difference, I'm 62 years old and somewhat overweight and was told that during previous surgeries and procedures that they had difficulty intubating me. So as you can see, many factors play into this upcoming surgery!
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