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Hi, I have a question regarding turbinate reduction,septoplasty

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Hi,

I have a question regarding turbinate reduction,septoplasty and baloon sinuplasty. I had this procedure three weeks ago and already I can tell I am absolutely delighted with the results. I had an excellent surgeon who I had every faith in with the procedure. The first week was as expected & I will not go into detail. General healing has been excellent and my ability to breathe through my nose is wonderful. My general sinus pain is also greatly reduced to mild pain very occasionally if I press my eyebrows,when it was previously severe. I am continuing my twice daily sinurinses. My main concern is the fatigue I have been suffering. All my latest blood tests have been within normal limits. My question is regarding the fatigue. Although I am 55 years old I am usually very active and people often mistake me for 10/15 years younger so I'm not one to take kindly to this feeling of wanting to lie down and sleep when I'm trying to get on with general chores. I am so grateful to have had this procedure,although I would like to know if this is a normal reaction for some people and how long I can expect to feel like this despite understanding everyone is different. My follow up consultant appointment is not for another two weeks

Thank you.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Hi I'm Dr. Phil

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Can i ask your first name?

Customer: Hi, it's Catrina
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Catrina

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

Do you take any other medicine?

Customer: Thank you
Customer: No
Dr. Phil, MD :

do you take any other medicine for any reason?

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay any new meds since surgery?

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you there?

Customer: Do you require any further info
Dr. Phil, MD :

any new meds since surgery?

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay, I think this is normal

Dr. Phil, MD :

many times, after surgery it takes a lot out of you

Dr. Phil, MD :

you should get some blood work if it doesn't start to improve in a couple weeks

Customer: Thanks! All my blood work was normal just prior to surgery. At present I just feel drained!
Dr. Phil, MD :

that is okay

Dr. Phil, MD :

give it a bit more time

Dr. Phil, MD :

if it doesn't get better get your blood counts and thyroid tested

Customer: I would like advice as to whether the best idea is to rest or fight it and keep active
Dr. Phil, MD :

rest!

Dr. Phil, MD :

you have to rest!

Customer: So if I feel tired that's when I should try to put the feet up! It doesn't come naturally to me but if its for the best in the long term I can do that.
Dr. Phil, MD :

yes, it is

Dr. Phil, MD :

your body just went through a major surgery

Dr. Phil, MD :

Give it time to heal!

Customer: Thanks for this! It's making me feel lazy which is frustrating. I think patience would help.
Dr. Phil, MD :

yes, I can tell you feel good otherwise and want to get moving but you need to rest

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay Catrina?

Customer: I've been trying to be back to the way I was before surgery too soon.
Dr. Phil, MD :

yes, I can tell.

Dr. Phil, MD :

just try to take it easy

Dr. Phil, MD :

Any more questions for me Catrina?

Customer: No! Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX helped!
Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do excellent work for you today?

Customer: :) Thanks again!
Dr. Phil, MD :

thank you

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