Friday, August 29, 2008

BiSScuiTT Needs a Nose Job

So.. no luck on getting any pictures of the interior of my head. But, when I asked the doctor, he did promise to break my nose and drill out my tear ducts!

On a more serious note he's going to do the following 2 procedures on my face:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septoplasty
  • http://www.entkent.com/FESS.html
The procedures look pretty fun.. basically he is indeed going to break and reset my septum. Then he's going to use a miniature drill to open up the sinuses near my eyes as are they are "a bit small and obstructed".

Than plan is to give my sinuses more room to drain... making them less likely to get infected again and leaving me in pain and feeling sick and dizzy.

I'm going in on Wednesday 3rd September (you gotta love how fast private medical care works compared to NHS) and quite frankly I'm shitting myself! If the doctor (who I'm sure is very talented) makes a quick slip... he could accidentally pierce the base of my skull allowing my precious brain fluids to leak.

On the other hand... if he slips in the other direction he could pierce either of my eyeballs leading to my precious eye juices leaking and leaving me [partially] blind. (however... if only one eye is affected it may give me a good excuse to permanently wear a eye patch ! Yarr!!)

Here's an awesome video of some sinus surgery:
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-IlHOdqrms -- Septoplasty
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIQ5juqMqg0 -- FESS

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sinusitis

Phht.... so anyways... turns out that braking my nose on Tom Denton's head when I was playing rugby at school some 10 years ago has finally come back to haunt me.

The searing pain in my head is a direct result of the littel bastards head displacing my septum so badly that it is blocking one of my Sinus ducts... which has inevitibly lead to a killer sinus infection.

I'll get you for the this Mr Denton.... You'll rue the day I tried to tackle you with union rules!!

I've had a head scan becasue the scores of antibiotics don't seem to have worked too well... back to see the doctor on Thursday.

The pain is quite bareable now... and the sickness seems to have dissipated.... it'd be nice to have my sense of taste back tho.... I can't taste steak pie anymore !? How's a person supposed to live if they can't taste steak and ale pie ?

On the plus side.. I did get to see what the back of my throat looks like via my nose.... Fibre optics are this: ACES! I'll ask the doctor very nicely if I can have a picture :)