This is the day
Well, I’ve mentioned this on the Rhyme and Reason Podcast. And I’ve talked about it a little, here on the website. And this is the day it happens. When I have steel instruments and a balloon shoved into my face. What?!
Yeah, this is the day I have a balloon sinuplasty procedure performed on me.
And I’m hopeful and confident this will help me get over this head problem I’ve dealt with for two and half years. Because my ENT doctor told me he believes he can help me get better. And I like the sound of that.
My health has been compromised for so long I might not know what to do with myself if and when I can actually get well. And I have high hopes I can get my singing voice back. Because that’s probably been the most disheartening part of it. My voice has always been something I could rely on. But the past two and a half years it has been way off.
Turns out, my body has been fighting a severe sinus infection. And the cause has been a couple of block sinus pathways. So, what they do is insert a tiny balloon into those areas, inflate it, and “remodel” them. And then they use some other ominous tools to open things up further.
Can’t say I’m looking forward to that.
But I AM looking forward to opening those pathways up and breathing well again.
And I don’t recommend ever getting a sinus infection. Especially if your sinuses aren’t open enough to drain properly. But if you don’t know if yours are or not, I recommend avoiding situations like what I got myself into.
If you have to be around dust, mold, or other airborne toxins, be sure to wear a mask. And I’m not talking about one of those silly cloth masks everybody’s wearing right now. I mean the proper, industrial strength mask for the job. Because I believe I wore something good, but not appropriate for the work. And the drywall dust, I worked around, settled into my sinuses. And the trouble started.
So, please…avoid what I’m about to go through today. Take care of your sinuses and lungs. Because they’re an awesome part of your human design. But they can be mighty hard to heal.
But this is the day
When the problem goes away.
And I hope it never ever will return.
I look forward to
What the doctor’s hands can do
Even though it is a hard lesson to learn.
Grab yourself a cool tee
Or how about some music for kids