|Felt like my nose was on fire!|
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.