Thursday, March 26, 2009

Not an overactive imagination

The bad news: I have a sinus infection, and a "quite large" polyp extruding from my sinuses. (Google "sinus polyp" if you'd like to see some disgusting pics.) This is apparently a sign that the infection is pretty bad, has been ongoing, and may need further attention. We're not talking surgery yet, but left untreated that's what happens to polyps.

(I have had three sinus surgeries. Prior to this whole breast cancer business, my sinuses were my worst physical problem. I was operated on at age 13, age 15, and age not-quite-21, and the last surgery corrected lots of things by removing bone and tissue and other nasty stuff.)

So I'm on some kind of nose spray, and antibiotics, and saline rinses, and I have to follow up with the doc in a few weeks.

My thyroid hormones are "off," and I got another blood test today to see how much.

I thought that I was just dealing with fatigue from the last few years, but the doc said he didn't think so. He thinks I've got a few things going on that might be correctable, adn that, when corrected, my energy will rise. Now wouldn't that be nice?!

In the short term, I feel crummy. (Checked my blog, and I've been coughing for over six weeks. Yuck.)

In the longer term, I'm hopeful that this is not how I will feel forever.

Can I take a nap now?


Health/Life Balance said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Kristina - I have chronic sinus stuff, so I sympathize. If you need anything, let me know!

jennyward said...

ergh - that stinks with a capital STINK. I think Liam MAY have the same kind of thing - he has been coughing for at least 6 weeks and also making these funny sounds....but i think after all his tonsil stuff - he doesn't want to go to the doctor. well i am thinking of you and hoping it clears up.
love you