In some cases the crooked septum can interfere with the drainage of the sinuses, resulting in repeated sinus infections, which I've had. Septoplasty is the preferred surgical treatment to correct a deviated septum.
HOW DID IT HAPPEN? - Hockey. I think it was the last time I ever played hockey.
|A hockey puck changed everything|
AFTER EFFECTS? - After the accident I lost most of my sense of smell and couldn't breathe out of the right side of my nose. That was 36 years ago! So Tom always asks if I can smell candles, pine trees, dog poots (farts) or anything, and for the most part, I can't - I usually get a faint whiff of something if at all. So, the doc said this should help correct that. Having this also made me prone to a lot of sinus infections, too.
THE PROCEDURE - It's actual surgery, and they'll be using a laser, so I'm told- to cut holes in the cartilage that makes up your septum. They'll put me under for it, and I haven't had a surgery since I was about 5, when I had my tonsils out. Hey! Maybe they'll pull the skin on my face tight and remove my "smile lines!"