Wisdom teeth. When I was a freshman in college, I had my wisdom teeth tanked out during Christmas break. Because I was already dealing with chronic hypertension, they elected to put me completely “under.” And that was my first surgery.
Then, after pushing the first two kiddos out the baby shoot, Mr. Littlest decided that a c section would be required for him to make it out and that would go on my resume as the second time I would go under the knife.
And then, in the last year, I’ve had nearly every single orifice examined. Some under anesthesia, others under scans. All part of my 100,000 mile tuneup which seems to have come around 34,000 miles.
On tap for today, sinus surgery. Since c diff entered my body, antibiotics have been on hold and so, my chronic sinus infections have become even more prevalent than usual. I first saw ENT, Christie Barnes, to get checked out for allergy related rhinitis. There was allergy testing, a little lookieloo at my sinus cavities, a couple rounds of non-systematic antibiotics (read: Sinus rinse powders that I shot up my nose through a squirt bottle) and after a CT scan revealed the crux of the issue, it was determined that a couple of surgical procedures would be required to actually get to the root of the sinus issues that are occurring, at this point, due to structural issues inside my little bod.
So today they will suck out my sinus cavities to de-gunk them and they will be breaking a bone that has fused with my orbital bone and is starting to pull down my eye socket. I know. Super cool, right. Over time, that causes a hanging ball and double vision so at 34,000 miles, we’re going under for a 3 hour tour to get mama Brehm’s head out of being under pressure. It’s not ideal but it feels like something very routine and after being under for something like 8-10 hours last February and then again for my fecal transplant in June, this feels, somehow, minimal. I will go home today. I should be healed up within a week (cross your fingers) and should have some funny pics in between. So, this morn, I checked in, and soon enough, I’ll go to sleep for a few hours and wake up from a fun little nap.
December 1st I will have my second stage breast reconstruction, get the full-time foobs, and hopefully, close the book on surgery for 2017.