I had an appointment today with an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor. I have been having a lot of sinus infections and my regular doctor referred me to a specialist. While examining me, the first thing he notices is, I have a deviated septum on the left side of my nose. Ewwwww...that just sounds really gross. Below is a picture and definition of the gross word I do not want to repeat.
A deviated septum is characterized by a nasal septum (the structure that divides the nose) that is bent due to a birth defect or injury.
The doctor then has to de-congest me with some steam before he can run a scope into both of my sinuses. This was not a pleasant transaction. I now need to get a CT scan of my sinuses and return to the doctor with the films so he can decide his next course of action. Trust me, I can't wait.