Stink is another problem in nasal surgery, BTW - if they don't get the shape right, or take out too much, the bacteria can build up in the nasal cavity and cause what we call "stink-nose" in the biz. So considering the fact fact all this is done looking up a narrow hole, I am often amazed at how often they get it right. I often thought I had it easier, because I can open up a clear line of sight and expose everything I need to operate on (although today we tend to go more for keyhole surgery, even in orthopaedics, but you get used to it). If your nose was somewhere else on your body and not your face, they would have cut a clean line along the nostril to open it up for the restructuring, leaving a nice scar after, but thankfully, ENT surgeons consider the disfigurement potential and try to find ways to cut around in there without leaving a visible mark, since it is on your face.
I am pretty sure that aquacifer's doc must have discussed this with him, or he was given a leaflet with everything - that is pretty much always the case for any op. If not, it was an oversight, or the doc wasn't aware he was on CPAP. Alas, the reality is that nasal surgery is a bit messy, like any surgery is, and event the slightest pressure after can be a problem. One patient of mine had some nasal surgery done for something or other and was more or less warned she could not catch a cold for 6 months after or it would undo much of the benefits. And this was in February. Certain that she had misheard her doc, I called her doc and was told for that particular case, it was so. I think aquacifer got off lightly. Given the discomfort I had, I did too.
once again thank you. He said i had a 90% blockage in my left nostril and 2 polyps in the right. My left one is the one i could breath through. He said polyps weren't even visable in the CT and he only saw them when he was up there. I am a little worried that i still cannot breath through the right, but it will probably just take more time. I am normally a little more patient, but with this I find myself very much on the opposite end of that spectrum.
Im going to go thru polyp surgery for the 2nd time in 11yrs. First was major with all cavities full of em. Upper and lower.
It wasnt that horrible. But now with the rapid O2 drop i have no cpap isnt an option so ive no idea what the surgeon will say about it.