Deviated Septum Surgery Experiences

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Re: Deviated Septum Surgery Experiences

Postby gpyle » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:45 pm

Finally had my surgery this morning as well. Septoplasty/Turbinoplasty. So far so good. Surprisingly little pain...totally thought i would be in agony! Anesthesia completely kicked my butt though, couldn't quite come-to for a while. Nose is full of gunk, would love nothing more than to blow my nose but i have to let it be. Can't wait to get it cleaned out in a few days.
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Re: Deviated Septum Surgery Experiences

Postby Ned nostril » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:58 pm

Ned nostril with an update exactly 2 weeks post op.

First 4-5 days post op i was on vicodin for pain, and mostly laying around / resting per the dr's instructions. Had stents removed after a week, and that wasnt too bad at all. 1 minute after they were out i felt 5x better. Dr had me using saline rinse a time or two a day from day 3-7. I'm sure that helped the stent removal.

A day after stent removal i was plugged in problem nostril and that was discouraging. I could look into problem nostril with a flashlight and see the septum damn near touching the outside part of my nose maybe an inch or so in there, pretty close to the nasal bone if im judging it right. Went in to see doctor and he says that it's normal swelling and my breathing should improve over next several weeks. Will post in 3-4 weeks with an update. Hope this wasn't all for naught.

Side note - allergic rhinitis seems less severe since surgery. Not sure if it's just due to reduced airborn allergens, or perhaps due to turbinate reduction.
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Re: Deviated Septum Surgery Experiences

Postby gpyle » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:06 pm

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. :cry:
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Re: Deviated Septum Surgery Experiences

Postby bharris52 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:09 pm

Surgery for sleep apnea was a serious venture that I wasn't sure whether I wanted to take on or not. Price, docs, recovery time all freaked me out! what if I went through everything and I still had sleep troubles! Aside from the support I've gotten through this forum, I also found a site. So I was happy (haha). If you have questions that you want to be answered w/o the wait and expense of going to the doctor's office, check http://bit.ly/MOrDGL

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Re: Deviated Septum Surgery Experiences

Postby gladsgirl » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:14 pm

I just had the surgery for a deviated septum today. Actually, less pain than I anticipated, but the drainage is uncomfortable. My biggest concern is that I am throwing up a lot. I get really nauseous, throw up and feel better and get nauseous again.

The first time, throwing up had a good side effect, though. I got sick immediately when I got home. Then, I noticed my lips were numb. I thought I was having an allergic reaction. Then I realized it was the anesthia still in my stomach. The good thing was that throwing up the anesthia also numbed by throat that was sore from the intubation.

But, I keep throwing up. Is this normal? Anybody else have this problem?
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Re: Deviated Septum Surgery Experiences

Postby Daniel » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:49 am

gladsgirl wrote:I just had the surgery for a deviated septum today. Actually, less pain than I anticipated, but the drainage is uncomfortable. My biggest concern is that I am throwing up a lot. I get really nauseous, throw up and feel better and get nauseous again.

The first time, throwing up had a good side effect, though. I got sick immediately when I got home. Then, I noticed my lips were numb. I thought I was having an allergic reaction. Then I realized it was the anesthia still in my stomach. The good thing was that throwing up the anesthia also numbed by throat that was sore from the intubation.

But, I keep throwing up. Is this normal? Anybody else have this problem?


You should contact your surgeon ASAP.
You should not be throwing up.

Daniel.
The untreated Sleep Apnoea sufferer died quietly in his sleep..
Unlike his three passengers who died screaming !


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Re: Deviated Septum Surgery Experiences

Postby blueh2o » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:57 pm

Everyone has different reactions to general anesthesia. Nausea is one of the most common. Not saying you should'nt see your doctor. I had the surgery in November and I told my anesthesiologist about my previous experience with nausea so that was handled. However, realized I have another bad side effect which is EXTREME headache/migraine (that description doesn't even do it justice). However, once I got over that, about 24 hours, all was good. Except for worse than usual sleep for the next 4-5 days waiting for the nose to clear. The surgery itself was no problem.
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