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InnerGrace

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Deviated Septum
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:46:20 am »
My nose is on my face therefore I will assume this goes under facial issues...lol. I had my AN removed 2 years ago this past Memorial Day, hard to believe time has gone by so fast.  My current issue today..(well, I’ll keep that to a minimum as I feel I have a few but TODAY’S current issue)..I feel as if I have had a continuous mild slight sore throat for like a month now...my throat seems itchy quite a bit and my nose is always stuffy.  Now, about 6 months ago my PCP did inform me that I have a deviated septum which I strongly feel as does she came from my AN/facial paralysis... My stuffiness and breathing issues were not there prior to surgery.  The sore throat has just been recently noticeable...  Just curious to see if there is anyone else that is experiencing the same thing and if anyone chose to do septoplasty to correct it.  I am a bit of a hypochondriac (if I can get a brain tumor ......) so I always fear the worst and worry that I have throat cancer or something but it would make sense with a deviated septum I would think.....  Anyone?
Diagnosed 4/28/2016
2.4 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm AN
Symptoms:  Mild Hearing Loss, Mild Tinnitus, Mild Balance Problems, Possible Vision Issues, Some Vertigo.
Retromastoid Craniectomy 05/30/2016. UPMC Presby
Dr's Gardner and Hirsch
Left SSD. HB 6 Facial Paralysis.  Waiting for the nerves to wake up...

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Re: Deviated Septum
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 03:05:49 pm »
I have had an uncorrected deviated septum for about forty years. Since my AN surgery and with substantial nasal allergy symptoms it has become unmanageable, therefore, I plan on surgical correction within the next year. My chronic sinus is due to pollen in summer and dust in winter.

As part of my AN surgery, the skin on the left side of my face was pulled tight and my deviated septum was slightly corrected. Since that time, six years post-op, my nose again points askew and the skin on the right side of my face droops more due to natural aging. I’m 65. Also I’ve developed some deep wrinkles on my chin and a little “turkey neck.”

I probably broke my nose when I was still in high school but it mended without medical treatment and did not look odd until several years after my AN surgery. I played a lot of contact sports and was street fighting but I’m not sure what happened, when.

In my case, my deviated septum along with nasal congestion results in mouth breathing while I sleep, snoring, sinus headaches, dry mouth and dry throat.

I cannot say for sure if this is the cause of your dry throat symptoms. I would talk to your ENT specialist about it.

BTW, Drs. Hirsch and Gardner were also my AN surgeons at UPMC. Dr. Hirsch has recommended I see another specialist at their Department of Otolaryngology for nasal surgery. I hope to be able to straighten my nose, face and wrinkles at the same time. Of course, most of the cost of cosmetic mending will not be covered by health insurance.
 
Cheers and good luck!

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Re: Deviated Septum
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 12:21:47 pm »
I am having surgery tomorrow morning in hopes of breathing out of my AN side. My Septoplasty surgery will start at 7:30 am tomorrow. I have been through , still going through so many life changing post surgery issues from my AN but I feel that my quality of life will be better after surgery. I am hoping for improved breathing etc.., only time will tell. But I started with a ENT, then a CAT scan, meeting with surgeon, now this. Please wish me well, and I will report out after if you are interested.
2.54 cm tumor
TransLab @ House Clinic
Surgery 10/27/15
Numerous Post Surgery Issues

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Re: Deviated Septum
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2018, 06:40:20 am »
Update, I am 3 days into recovery for my surgery, I also had a collapsed nasal valve repaired which I am sure is linked to my facial weakness. It will be months before I can state surgery effectiveness but I felt I needed to do something given my previous state of not getting any air flow to my surgery side of my face, especially at night laying down. The beat goes on...
2.54 cm tumor
TransLab @ House Clinic
Surgery 10/27/15
Numerous Post Surgery Issues

InnerGrace

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Re: Deviated Septum
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 11:01:41 am »
Thank you for sharing..I will be anxious to read your updates!
Diagnosed 4/28/2016
2.4 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm AN
Symptoms:  Mild Hearing Loss, Mild Tinnitus, Mild Balance Problems, Possible Vision Issues, Some Vertigo.
Retromastoid Craniectomy 05/30/2016. UPMC Presby
Dr's Gardner and Hirsch
Left SSD. HB 6 Facial Paralysis.  Waiting for the nerves to wake up...

Rhcdad

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Re: Deviated Septum
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 04:45:01 am »
Well its been 2.5 weeks since surgery. I had the deviated septum and repair of a collapsed nasal valve, AN surgery side. For the first two weeks I slept sitting up on a couch and for the past few nights been laying back in bed for a few hours. Nose is still sore to touch in certain areas. No real pain, just very stuffy nose still, post surgery visit, was told , "he did a lot of work up there", so it's going to take time.
Been out of work, and will not be returning for a while, want no lifting or dust/dirt in nasal area until healed. Not really what I was expecting. I was told on return visit that it could take 3 months to feel final impact of surgery benefits, I've only been 2.5 weeks.
Last night when sleeping I could already breathe better than prior to surgery but it's early and after what we have been through one becomes extremely cautious about results. I following the plan and feeling better day by day, this really feels like nothing compared to the facial weakness and deafness on surgery side that I deal with every day so I am hopeful.
I'll give another update when I hit the 3 month post surgery date, I know you all understand that everyone of us is different and these are only my results. Stay strong!
2.54 cm tumor
TransLab @ House Clinic
Surgery 10/27/15
Numerous Post Surgery Issues

 


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