Off the bike for over a week, recovering from surgery.
Last Thursday I had sinus surgery. Had a deviated septum corrected, a couple of the sinus chambers opened up more, a spur removed and come to find out apparently had a broken nose when I was younger that left a hollow space devoid of cartilage that had to be replaced. I do not remember an impact ot my nose causing it to break, but I was told by my mom I tumbled down some steps and did a face plant when I was 3 or 4 yrs, old. The injury/hollow space looked pretty old.
I am recovering fine and getting better. I am able to sleep in my bed now, not at an angle in the recliner, I have not needed to hydrcodone since last Sat. night. Tylonel has worked fine for any pain control. The dull headache/head cold feeling is getting better. I am breathign through my nose better and better every day. I can tell the absorbable packing gell stuff the dr. used is gettin gless and less and I have not had a lot of bleeding at all.
The worst part of this whole thing is I am off the bike per dr's. orders. The doctor who did the surgery is a friend of mine through the bike club. We have ridden together on many occasions, bought each other a beer, etc. so I know and trust him well, which I requested that he be my specialist for this. He know how much I love riding bike and knows I want to get back on it. But he made it clear that if I do start riding too early it can cause major problems because of the increase in pressure in the head and face during physical activity. So I'll be off the bike at least through part of next week.
Anyone else every have sinus surgery done? How was your recovery? How long were you off the bike?