Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you all for your support and prayers. I am slowly healing from nasal surgery and am making progress. I have been sleeping a lot, and regret not having posted sooner. I have good support here. Thanks to Lisa for the post hope update and Kim for visiting with groceries.
I am keeping my eyes on the prize. In a few weeks I should be breathing much better. Given the deviated septum, turbinates, and cysts, the surgeon asked how I was able to breath through my nose. It turns out not very well. He also found a serious infection going on in there, so overall it was the right thing to do. The surgery was delayed by the cancer and then by the flu, but the third time was the charm. But I took no chances and scheduled it for May the 4th!
If you or someone your know has a serious sinus infection every year, then you may want to ask your doctor to take a look to see if you have sinus blockages. I really wish I had known to ask about this years ago. It is a simple matter of plumbing. By removing blockages, it can really improve your quality of life. This surgery will also reduce my risk of developing pnuemonia in the future.
On Friday I will see the doctor for a check-up and will likely have the splints removed. So that is the next milestone. Until then I will be resting at home.
Oh, and for those with an inquiring mind, the surgeon said that they were fresh out of Robert Redford noses and the Robert De Niro nose was not covered by my insurance, so he had to leave the Jim Galvin nose in place... :)
Thanks to all of you for being in my life! I am a very lucky guy.