Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sinus Surgery Today
Tricia goes into surgery at 11:45 am today.
Sinus surgery is very common for cystic fibrosis patients, and even more common for lung transplant patients. In fact, it's surprising that she's made it this far out from her TX without the surgery.
The purpose of the surgery is to both open up her airways a bit and to prevent nasty bacteria and other stuff that could be harmful to her delicate lungs from finding a comfy place to hang out. It is often a rather uncomfortable, if not painful procedure that must be repeated every so often, but Tricia's surgeon is very progressive/cutting edge and has had great success with minimal pain/discomfort and very few repeat customers.
Obviously, anytime you're drilling around inside your head, there are risks of damage to the eyes, skull, brain, etc. The procedure may take several hours, but hopefully Tricia won't be required to stay overnight...we're still hoping that 2010 will be the first year of Tricia's life that she hasn't had to spend a single night in a hospital!
Thanks for your prayer! And, please, don't share your scary sinus surgery experiences here...Tricia is not encouraged at all by reading about how this might not be a fun experience.