I am so completely and utterly frustrated with the medical community right now.
Many know of my sinus pain issues. I've been feeling great for 3 weeks now (a minor miracle to be feeling good for more than one hour) since the last round of antibiotics was finished. I started feeling like the sinus infection was back a couple days ago.
Doctor #1 (Ear Nose Throat) says I need sinus surgery in two weeks to fix a badly deviated septum. He also said if I have ANY cold or infection I would have to cancel the surgery and reschedule. He said that I also HAD to get allergy shots or the surgery would be useless. Apparently, without allergy shots, my nose would go back to its current state within 5 years. With the shots, I have a strong chance of the surgery being permanent. Ok, so to the allergist I went
Doctor #2 (Allergist) says ENT is full of hoopla and my headaches have nothing to do with the nose. He also said I don't have a sinus infection. I know my body.... I know my sinus infection is back in full force. Between yesterday's Allergist appointment and this morning, I went from feeling sinusy to feeling like my head has been run over by a truck (or maybe a train?)
So that prompts me to call Doctor #3 (family physician) this morning. She agreed with me: I have another sinus infection and said I need to stay home for two days to get healthy for my upcoming surgery (which she completely agrees with). So now I have spent over $100 in two days for conflicting medical care, and I have an annoyed boss. I have the sinus migraine from hades AND A cranky grandson who won't let me take a nap.
Calgon... take me away? Or someone? Anyone? Please?