Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Today's Drs Visit

Well my activities today would certainly not be regarded as “Davine Time”!!!! I have had problems with my sinuses for quite a number of years, having badly infected sinuses at least once a year. Last October I had a specialist appointment and scans done to show I have polyps in my sinuses. Polyps are apparently caused by sinuses being infected often. Anyway the Dr. mentioned that I should maybe think about having them removed but probably best to try a nose spray first. Well that was almost 7 months ago and today was my return visit to the Drs. I do not have a problem when visiting Drs. until they pull some sort of instrument or needle out and then a little bit (well maybe a lot) of panic starts to set in. As my visits are at the outpatients department at a hospital the Dr. I saw today was a different one from last October. He was very nice, explained things well and I was feeling comfortable. My body tensed up only slightly when he picked up this little metal instrument and proceeded to look inside my nose. That was OK, I thought that didn’t hurt, this is all OK. Then all of a sudden I noticed he had picked up this strange looking instrument that was long, thin and had a light on the end. He proceeded to tell me he was about to spray some anaesthetic into my nostrils that will numb my nose and throat so he can slide this instrument, that to me looked way longer that it was, up my nose to my throat. OH MY GOODNESS – he is joking isn’t he!!! Shane was with me and later had a laugh about the panicked look on my face. Well he did it and I tell you it was the weirdest experience, it didn’t hurt just felt a little weird. It was good that I had the anaesthetic, but it was the worst tasting stuff I have ever tasted and not only did it numb my nose and throat but also my tongue and lips. He also did warn me not to eat or drink anything for about 15mins because I was so numb I had to be careful nothing went down the wrong hole!!!!! Don’t worry Doc I’m not eating or drinking for way longer than the 15mins you advised!!! Then to top it of he advised that I should maybe have the polyps removed as the nose sprays have not help at all. I am not looking forward to having an operation but at least I will be knocked out and not have to look at that long skinny thing with light in the end again. Now I sit here tonight with the all the numbness gone, I have a bit of a sore throat and feel a bit sorry for myself. So after a day where my “Davine Time” didn’t really happen I will make up for it tomorrow.


  1. A rather presumptuous question, but why go to outpatients and not a doctor?

  2. Ick, now I have a sympathy sore throat for you. Nah, Ry shared a cold with me again but .....ick. My sister had severe problems with her sinuses and eventually had surgery to get rid of those nasty polyps. Much better after.
    I hope you are doing something wonderful for you today.
    I'm going to get the cyst drained and see if that helps with the pain in my wrist. Ick, oh Ick.
    ((((hugs)))) until next time my friend

  3. Although not very pleasant I guess this was Davine time too- looking after yourself. At least it wasn't the Dentists!!

  4. Goodness Davine! not the best experiences!
    I also suffer with sinues...such pain at times. But Doctors here reluctant to do anything. Not nice to have an op but hopefully you'll eventually feel the full benefits of this! Take care

  5. I got sweaty palms thinking about that instrument making its journey. You are brave. Good luck with whatever they do.

  6. Hi Davine! You are have nose drama and I'm having tooth drama! So far I've had 3 appointments, 2 to go, and still fighting the infection. We have to do what we have to do - and it's not all that fun sometimes. Good luck with what's next for you. I try to remember to be grateful they can fix me - even tho the fixin' is kind of icky.

  7. Wow, now that sounds like a rather unpleasant situation to find yourself in but if they can rectify this problem you've been having for some time now that would be awesome!

    You did have Davine time today, you looked after physical Davine! ;-)

  8. Thanks for you lovley comments everyone.
    Andrew - I have already done the Dr. thing many times and have now moved onto hospitals. It's outpatients because I was admitted to hospital at one stage.
    Linda - Thanks for going out in sympathy with me!!
    Mark - Yeah I hate Dentists too!!
    I'm not very brave.
    Shirleyanne - It has taken a lot to get to this point, just over the infections.
    Judy - Yeah my palms were sweaty too. Im not brave just couldn't get out of it.
    SuZen - I wish you all the luck with your tooth problem.
    Darlene- It was so yucky, I felt like a little girl. Yeah I guess you are right I did do somrthing for me - I just look at it that at the time.


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