Thursday, May 30, 2013

in which I tell you my health plans, because I know it is so interesting

I know you are all intensely interested in my health problems! Which is why I am telling you that I don't plan to get sinus surgery right now. I saw an allergist and he suggested that I try addressing my allergies first, which I am a fan of because it doesn't involve cutting my face up and ruining my summer. So, I'm taking some oral steroids now to see if that can help the sinus swelling. If it keeps being a problem I can do the allergy shot thing (yeah, it takes like two years... but almost cures allergies!), and after that if it is still a big issue, look at surgery. I'm kind of tired of delaying my fertility treatment though, so I'd like to start my IUI next cycle (I had to stop this time because I didn't want to get pregnant and then decide I wanted surgery). Here's hoping that I can get the swelling down and keep it down and not have to do crazy things.


Andrea Landaker said...

That's tough but if there's a way to avoid surgery that's usually as good thing! I'm curious to know if the allergy shots will work!

Rachel Helps said...

I have a few friends who have had great success with allergy shots! I think they work especially well for seasonal allergies (and my melon problem, which my allergist said was probably actually a ragweed cross-pollination allergy thing).