Friday, November 21, 2008

Just great!

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.


Don said...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. My septum deviated after getting a broken nose as a kid. Finally got around to getting it repaired about ten years ago. I do breathe a bit easier as a result. If you get surgery for it, it's an outpatient procedure and not all that painful - I don't remember mine hurting to any great degree. I still have a crooked nose, though - the corrective surgery part is considered cosmetic, and naturally not covered by insurance.

I look forward to you breathing easier!

Anonymous said...

NOSE JOB! You'll look like Michael in no time!

Just kidding...You'll be breathing better in NO time!