On the 18th day of Christmas my doctor gave to me…orders for sinus surgery

Well, he didn’t really give them to me, he gave them to Joey. We don’t have a date for it yet; should probably be happening at some point in the spring/early summer. Don’t worry, they aren’t going to cut the front of his face off so that he looks like skeletor skeletor.jpg they go in using endoscopes (tubes).

Apparently, his sinuses are completely blocked. How we could not have noticed this earlier is beyond me. I guess if you don’t know what to look for, you don’t know what to pin symptoms on. But apparently, it could be responsible for some of his fatigue and headaches. What’s more concerning: if his sinuses are blocked and are full of nasty stuff (they are), bits of the nasty stuff could drip down his windpipe and into his lungs, which some of it has been doing. He began noticing this when he caught a cold last December and started coughing on occasion again. It continually shocks me how harmful something as simple as a cold or flu is to someone with CF, even after they’ve had a transplant.

That said, don’t freak out, he is okay right now. We are spending the day lounging and considering the possibility of decorating the cabin for Christmas. I say considering because although decorating sounds good in theory, we’re probably just gonna lounge.

Ho, ho, ho!

K & J