Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Kanman, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    Great advise, Scobes. I gave the heads up that it was a book.

    Just trying to share that local knowledge bra.
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  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Go forth and breath the air!!!
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  3. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Man that sounds intense. Glad your on the upswing.

    And for real, i give you allot of credit. Your an active guy. Breathing is a big part of being physically active. Obviously i hadn't experienced this. But to me it sounds like those breathing issues would of hindered most from being as active as you are. Much props to you mang.

    Hope the rest of the recovery goes well!
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  4. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    I've started a prayer chain.

    But seriously, hope you heal fast.

    And seriously, I did start a prayer chain.
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  5. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    You’re gonna die... Ens already has a grasp on your unstable paranoid brain.
  6. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    Thanks fellas.

    I’m already starting to feel way better. Those positive vibes are definitely appreciated. I’m unpatiently waiting to get back in the water. This will be my longest time out of water in the past two years.

    I’m doing so many maneuvers in my head...

    If anyone has any good surf flix to watch on YouTube send them my way.
  7. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Surf films?? Naw...go for porn!!! Talk about maneuvers!!!
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  8. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
  9. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    This is a quick one, but so damn good. Taylor knox is the greatest. I literally watch this a few times a week.

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  10. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    "I respectfully disagree.. I have gained an immense wealth of medical wisdom within these walls"
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  11. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    $60....a bargain
  12. mullinsd249

    mullinsd249 Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Had a similar situation about 5 years ago, but I think my surgery was a little different. It took a long time for the swelling to go down, and I was out of the gym for a while per doctor's orders-- wasn't surfing at the time. I already have a big honker, so I looked real odd because of the swelling for a while hahaha. I think the doctor used a piece of cartilage to increase the support of the left side of my nose, which widened the breathing space-- can't remember the exact details. It was worth it for me though. Before the surgery, my left nostril was constantly closed shut when the weather changed or for no reason at all; it kept me up many nights, and I am surprised I didn't develop an addiction to those steroid sprays. I had a lot of those, but they didn't fix my problem. I still get the occasional blockage, but nothing like I had before.
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  13. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    I’ve seen this before and it’s sick. Just watched it again. Knox is rad.

    Just peeped this one of J-raw and figured it’s worth a share.

    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018
  14. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Administer had some cool advice this morning about Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction, went to hit the like and it was gone. Basically said try everything else first before operation.
  15. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    He pm’d me the message. I think he thought it would be better to come from the route.

    And about the last bit. Before any surgery I would wholeheartedly agree to try any methods before surgery, particularly this one, because they all carry their risks and consequences.
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  16. bbdottk

    bbdottk Active Member

    May 27, 2007
    I have had the unfortunate luxury of having this surgery twice. In 2009, I was in a similar situation at others (deviated septum, chronic sinus infections). Doc performed the surgery to correct the deviated septum and reduce turbinates, but the surgery failed; my septum re-deviated, nearly as badly as it had been before. My sinus infections subsided, but I developed sleep apnea (unbeknownst to me).

    Flash forward to 2015; I was engaged, and my fiancee kept telling me that my snoring was getting worse and worse, so I finally went back to the doc and was advised to go under the knife a second time. This time, they corrected the deviated septum, trimmed my uvula by about 50% and removed my tonsils. My septum is now straight where it reaches my airway, though it is still visually deviated.

    My first surgery was on a Friday, and I was back at school by Monday. I found the pain to be minimal (did not use any painkillers, even immediately after surgery), though it was uncomfortable until getting the packing taken out the next week.

    Second surgery was miserable and had me out of work for a week and a half. I was on heavy duty oxycodone; when I say heavy duty, I mean that my fiancee occasionally had to prod me as I nodded off, and I twice had to remind myself to breathe, which was terrifying. The pain subsided after about 8 days to the point that I could stop taking the oxy, though it was a miserable, sleepless night after stopping. Overall healing process was about two weeks before I could start speaking normally again and four weeks before I felt completely normal.
  17. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    Thanks for sharing your experience. I guess you lucked out, symptom-wise the first go around, but that’s no good that it re-deviated. How long were you out of the water for? I’m at a week post-op now and getting the itch bad, particularly because there are waves. I’ll probably wait another full two weeks :(

    How are you breathing now?
  18. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Based on your post, you are still not normal.
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  19. mantas2

    mantas2 Member

    Feb 25, 2019
    Hey man, I'm thinking of going under the knife myself, I've done the deviated septum, adnoids and tonsils already all at once, and need a slight turbinate reduction. How are you breathing these days? Was it worth it? No ENS i'm guessing? That is my biggest fear and the only reason I have not gone under the knife, pain doesn't bother me that much, but mentally I might freak the fuck out.
  20. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    I’m feeling significantly better than I did pre-surgery. It took several months for me to really reap the full benefits. I still get stuffy from time to time, but not nearly suffering as much pre-surgery. I don’t regret it.

    ENS scared the hell out of me. I remember sitting in the prep room with iv in and I told the doctor my fears. He calmed me down and ensured that he would be conservative in the approach. ENS is rare nowadays, but it can happen. I never got ENS, but it was a week of hell for rehab. Expect a miserable week off.

    Before doing the knife find a good allergist, because ultimately that may be most beneficial to you.

    Feel free to pm for any questions.
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