Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sinus fungus versus polyp/cyst

A health update.

I have been having headaches for the past month and 1/2. I thought it was from my high blood pressure, so I was getting my kidney specialist, who is prescribing my hypertensive medications, to check it out. He changed my medicines with no results. He then referred me to a neurologist.

The neurologist was fascinated with me having a meningioma excised last year from my back. He was sure I had a meningioma of the brain. But an MRI proved otherwise. He then referred me to an ENT specialist.

The ENT specialist did a sinus x-ray and an examination and informed me I either have a fungus in my right maxillary sinus or it is a polyp/cyst. He indicated he would start aggressive therapy and for the next two weeks I am to use very stong antibiotic and anti-inflammatory nasal sprays to clear up the possible fungus.

On April 4, I will return to the ENT and if the sinus x-ray still shows gray instead of black in the right maxillary sinus, I will have to have surgery to remove the polyp/cyst.

I hate to spray anything up my nose and I have to do this two times a day for two weeks, yecccch!!!!!!

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