Monday, June 29, 2009

Chronic Sinusitis

I was diagnosed to have chronic maxillary sinusitis about two decades ago. And since then operations were done, a septum was removed, and numerous nasal cleaning was done. To this day, the pain and discomfort of this chronic sinusitis still haunt me.

I was down with severe sore-throat and nasal congestion a week and a half ago. Went to our home doc. Medicines and antibiotics were prescribed. Yet the symptom turned worst. Then i turned to the specialist. A different set of medicine was prescribed. Augmentin (antibiotic) was given. And now, after a week, I'd finished up the course of antibiotic. But the symptoms persisted: Sore-throat, nasal congestion, thick yellow mucus discharge....


I begin to get worried. The pain and discomfort affected my job performance. I can't focus. I'll have to go to the specialist again, and might end up with operation. Sigh....

More information about chronic sinusitis is available at this website.

21 comments:

Cath J said...

Ayooo...pity you... My BIL have the same problem before.. after gone through an operation...he is ok now..

rerama salju said...

Josh,
I faham sangat apa yg Josh rasa ni..ei..rasa tak selesa sangat kan?lepas I buat operation last 2 months,I rasa I live in heaven bak kata Josh haritu...

Cubalah 2nd OP Josh,Dr.tu kata skrg punya operation diff dari yg dulu2,dan chances untuk dtg balik tu pun very slim...

I jumpa Dr.Koay of Sunway MC...Take care,Josh!

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Josh...yup! go for another op and hope it will reduce or stop the trouble...Dr.DM asks you to wear a mask, superman mask or ultraman mask...hehehehe..take care...

Josh said...

[CJ] I did my first operation in 1991. Then I was ok for more then 6 years before the symptoms creeped back slowly. I was told that sinus cannot be cured.

[rerama] thanks for the info. I'm at another ENT when typing this comment. See what would he advice. Yes, operation will free us from the unbearable alrite, hopefully yours will last u much longer then mine.

Josh said...

[Danial] aiyaaaa that Dr DM aaa, very the ciak sai one. Ooops.
Ya, I hope the specialist I'm seeing now will come up with good solution to free me from the pain.

ainmuttaqin said...

kesian..kena pi jumpa specialist cpt2 b4 teruk..tu ler, lain kali jgn termakan pujukan org2 kat situ nak mkn eskrim la,ABC la, seafood la..

kak ja said...

Aik? Kja punya n3 ari ni pun pasai sinus n jumpa ENT specialist..

Try go for another operation lah, Josh.. Or try ke Sunway MC as suggested by rerama salju..

:: NbC :: said...

Alahai sian Josh. Tanak cuba traditional approach ke b4 opt for the surgery..?

Anak Jawa said...

nk buat lawak tp takut kena sumpah lakkkk. so AJ komen yg elok2 ler

apa2 pun hrp keadaan tuu tak kronik ler...

Josh said...

[Ain-ain] Fuyoo.. macam tau je my weaknesses senang makan pujuk ek?.. hehehehe
Baik lah cikgu, Josh akan cuba sedaya upaya untuk tidak makan pujuk. Boleh gitu?

[Kak Ja] Sehati sejiwa ker kita Kak Ja?? hehehe
Josh semalam consult specialist yang josh selalu jumpe. Dia kat KL, jauh dan leceh nak jumpe dia. But yesterday jumpe, dia kata the infection is bad. Dia bagi ubat seminggu. I'll try that.

PUTUBAMBU said...

Josh..anak dara putu pun ada masaalah ni jugak..ENT.. walaupun dia kecik lagi..

kuat bersin...tonsil lagik..

asik ulang-alik jumpa specialist jek.. nak buat operation..kena tunggu dulu... tunggu dia besar sikit..

tapi tu lah..kalau kat rumah tu..asik dengar dia bersinnnn je...

sian kat dia

Josh said...

[Pinky] I'd tried all sorts of medication. Semua tak berjaya. The doc advice me to stay at places with fresh air... and New Zealand came into my mind. hehehehe

[AJ] Tak best ler kalo takde lawak-lawak. hehehee
Thanks for your concern bro.

Josh said...

[Putu] Bila kat rumah ada yg bermasalah resdung, kebersihan kena jaga. Carpet is a BIG NO, bilik tido kena ada ventilation, tingkap kena sentiasa buka, takde carpet, dan takde buku-buku yang banyak. Last, merokok di rumah adalah dilarang sama sekali. Those are the BIG enemy of sinus.

Anak Jawa said...

AJ kdg2 rasa gatal2 kat hidung. rasa ada unsur2 gak tuu. nasib baik hidung jer gatal, tmpt lain tak gatal. hehehehe

little prince's mummy said...

pity.. hope everything is ok..

Josh said...

[AJ] Sah ler tu, orang gatal jer hidung dia gatal. Josh walaupun sinus, hidung tak pernah gatal.

;-P

Josh said...

[Prince's mum] Thanks. Welcome to my blog.

Anonymous said...

dear josh..i'm a silent follower of your dear blog..i'm from samarahan..working here..ok,i suggest u go and see ENT specialist..not a lousy one lah..for nasal congestion u may take Tablet Actifed at night..1 tab only and tab Clarinase or Loratidine during morning time so that u may not get drowsy..i'm working with gov clinics..
With love from sarawak,
harrie..

Josh said...

[Harrie] Hey bro, welcome to my blog and thanks for the suggestions. I did went to the specialist, now under medication. I was operated by Dr. Wong Howe Tung from Kuching (now at Timberland medical centre of Kuching).

Mei said...

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Good luck with the sinus...

Josh said...

[Mei] Hey Mei, thanks for the comment and info. I shall look into that product as recommended. Thanks again.