Fri, 12 Sep 14 17:36:42 -0500
I suffered from severe nasal blockage for over five years now. I could not breathe through my left nostril and very little oxygen could pass through my right nostril. I have not eaten gluten or dairy for two years now and although my fatigue and bloating disappeared, my nasal problems did not.
I had a cat scan and MRI which revealed I had so much mucous and thickened skin in my sinuses that there was no room for any air. The ENT informed me that I should have sinus surgery but I put it off for another year while I tried alternate solutions.
Two days ago, I had surgery and it was a good thing I did. My septum was deviated in two places blocking both my upper and lower sinuses. I also had polyps and extra flaps of skin hanging down and blocking airways.
I desperately tried to avoid surgery thinking natural remedies were best, but unfortunately there are some problems only surgery can fix. The MRI and ct scan did not detect the deviated septum. So without this surgery, I would have continued to use essential oils, diet and nutrition without getting the full benefits. I am so looking forward to getting the stitches, packing and splints out and see what it is like to breathe comletely unobstructed again.
My recommendation for some of you would be: don't be as stubborn as I was, do your research, practice healthy sinus therapies but don't dismiss surgery. God gave us herbs, foods and other natural healing remedies but he also gave us medical wisdom to be able to fix things that couldn't be fixed without surgery.