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Thinking it was home stretch.. Sinus infection! Thinking it was home stretch.. Sinus infection!

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Unread 08-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Thinking it was home stretch.. Sinus infection!

Just when I thought it was home stretch, I'd get the surgery and be done with it and send Auntie Flo on her way, I get a . I'd been coughing and sneezing a lot over the weekend and today woke up with just a little pressure in the forehead. My ENT Doc is on vacation, but his second was on duty and let me schedule in the afternoon.

I called my Gyno doc, and he prescribed an antibiotic I couldn't take. Ruh-roh. He said if I had an infection, they wouldn't do an intubation, thus no surgery. "Intubation?????" I'll be asking more questions about that, for sure!

Saw the ENT doc, he gave me a good antibiotic and a shot of cortisone (so I'm gonna be a cookie monster tomorrow). And I'll be giving the doc the "do not take" med list again on Wednesday, if they let me have the surgery.
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Unread 08-10-2009, 09:47 PM
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Intubation is when they put the tube down your throat to breathe for you when you are under general anesthesia. I imagine it is harder on you if you are conested and that is why they would reschedule if it got too bad. I have been afraid of getting sick and having to reschedule my surgery. I hope you clear up quickly and are able to get safely to the other side!
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Unread 08-10-2009, 11:11 PM
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You know Chocolate, I have NEVER gotten sick in the middle of the summer, and yet this week of ALL weeks, I have come down with a massive head cold. I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in this. I hope everything goes as planned for you!
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Unread 08-11-2009, 02:50 AM
Re: Thinking it was home stretch.. Sinus infection!

Argh! I hope you get the green light and can celebrate a life without the "red light" as scheduled!!!!
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Unread 08-11-2009, 04:53 AM
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Ugggh...what lousy timing. I'm so sorry. I hope all goes well
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Unread 08-11-2009, 06:40 AM
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Chocolate
Sending lots of and big to you.
Hope everything goes as scheduled.
Hugs,
Suzanne
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Unread 08-11-2009, 07:08 PM
Re: Thinking it was home stretch.. Sinus infection!

Chocolate4Cure

I see that your scheduled trip to the castle is TOMORROW! I hope your sinus infection has cleared up and everything is a GO!!

See you on the other side!
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