Anyone ever have sinus surgery?

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    Apr 14, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    I suffer from chronic sinusitis. I always have gotten several sinus infections per year, but more recently, I've been getting them almost every month. I can't even breathe through my nose on a good day.

    I went to a couple different ENT doctors and they recommend surgery for my deviated septum, and fixing whatever else is wrong in there.

    Anyone ever have this done, and did it help you with breathing better and not getting sick?
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
    I've had a deviated septum corrected, uvula and soft palate lasered to alleviate sleep apnea and chronic sinusitis.

    The sleep apnea is gone although I still snore regularly and remain chronically conjested. My ENT is convinced I am a smoker listening to my respiration and looks at me scornfully when I deny it.

    It was some major short term pain for mediocre gain. It's up to you, it may help so try it out. icon_smile.gif

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    Apr 15, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    yup I had a septoplasty and sinus surgery before - great decision to get it done. It will change your life icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    No, but I broke my already destined to be big nose when I was 5 years old on a big rock one summer in Mexico.
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    Apr 21, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    I've had my deviated septum corrected twice (1987 and 1997) to only mediocre success. I still get sinus infections pretty often (2-3 per year), even though I avoid swimming.
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    Apr 21, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    I had one major surgery on the turbinates in my nose. Then two more laser surgeries.