Do you like my little ryhme?? If you don't like talking about sinus cavities, then this is not the post for you. For the rest of you weird "House" fans like me, here is the skinny.... or the down low, or whatever you cool teenagers say nowadays...
I have had a cold/infection for about six weeks now and it is getting very bothersome, or beyond bothersome actually. Finally, after two rounds of different antibiotics, I was back at the Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist for another follow-up... Well, I started in the regular chair in a room and they did the usual exam, like sticking their fingers down your throat and gagging you, etc. Then he was doing the exam of my nose (how pleasant) and he said, "hang on, we have a problem". I asked him if he found the button I stuffed up there when I was six-years-old and I guess it wasn't that. They shot this stuff up my nose that numbed my whole nose and throat and soon we were in a different room with a lot of helpers and a camera that they decided to stuff up my nose, way up there, like behind my eyes. They are talking and looking at the screen and agreeing to what they are seeing and I am not seeing anything but tears clouding my vision 'cause they have a camera on a bendy stick stuffed way up my nose. It turns out I have tumors in my sinuses, they are called polyps and they can't figure out how far in my head they go, so I have to get a CT scan on Monday in Kingman and I am a bit nervous!
Good news: polyps aren't canerous!
Bad news: I have to get surgery and not a very fun one!
Good news: Maybe this will stop what is going on with my sinuses...
Bad news: This will probably recur the rest of my life and I will have to go to the office frequently to get my sinues scraped, like the bones in my head are going to get scraped with some sort of instrument.
Good news: It could be worse.... ?