Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rob's Sinus "on Fire" Adventures

Felt like my nose was on fire!
   Have you ever felt the inside of your nose on fire, or smoking? Well, I just did!
   In June 2016, I (Rob) had sinus surgery to open blockages from a sinus infection of 3 months. In January, likely as a result of stress, I got a nosebleed.  I went to a new sinus doctor who found that part of the sinus surgery area had opened. He cauterized it with silver nitrate. It happened a second time, and he tried silver nitrate again (which is the first thing to use to cauterize).
  Two weeks ago, I got two more nosebleeds because of stress, so the silver nitrate didn't work. So, on Monday, March 13th I returned to the sinus doctor. This time, he said, he had to use an "electric shock stick" (I know he was generalizing) to actually burn the tear together. OUCH. He first inserted some kind of numbing agent (thankfully), but it still hurt!
  He said "You'll likely smell smoke." Uh-huh. I did. I told him "It doesn't smell like a barbecue, it smells like a house on fire." It took about 10-15 minutes but felt like an eternity with a scope and a mini-nose welding torch up my nose. :)
   Hopefully, it'll work this time.
Oh, and I lost my taste for barbecue for now.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next