Nearly six weeks removed from surgery. Surgery itself was not so bad. The toughest part for me was the build up in the nostrils...I've had 3 cleanings thus far and will have another this week. Still a lot of 'crusting' that is present but i am told it is normal. The first three weeks felt like a sinus infection, a lot of dark green and brown discharge. My anxiety levels went through the roof trying to clear my nostrils of any buildup. I use saline rinse two, sometimes three times a day. I had another ENT check out my nose 2 weeks ago, to sort-of get a second opinion of the surgeon's work (nothing against the surgeon, but this ENT is closer to my home) and she felt the surgeon did an excellent job. That being said i still feel like i could be breathing better through my nose. The assumption is that this will improve as the crusting clears up. I will follow up with an allergist at some point to address environmental allergens, etc., that irritate my nose.
On a side note - and i am not saying this is related - i've developed a horrible ringing in my ears about 3 weeks ago. I took antibiotics for 10 days in case it was an inner ear infection but the ringing continues. I sure hope it goes away, i'm gonna lose it if this is another battle i have to take part in - in addition to my moderate OSA.