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Re: Literally get sick all the time help/Sandy


Date: Sat Oct 18 2003 - 17:50:17 PDT

In a message dated 10/15/2003 10:14:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
Just hoping that this is all environmental and not an immune disease, or
something that will result in sinus surgery!
Hi, Sandy,
I've been meaning to write to you about this getting sick business. My first
question is: Is your school an old school? Do you have allergies and sinus
problems? Six years ago I worked from an unheated closet and on a cart in a
very old school. I think the venting system bred all kinds of mold and dust.
I was CONSTANTLY sick. I would get a cold, and unlike your average person who
gets a 5-7 day cold, mine would always become a sinus infection or broncitus,
or something more. Then, the cycle would begin: antibiotics, feel better
for 2-3 weeks after, then another sore throat/cold, a complication, more
antibiotics, etc. FINALLY, I had the sinus surgery that my internist, ENT doctor,
and allergist all recommended I needed. I had the special and up-to-date laser
surgery. The NYC sinus surgery specialist also straightened my deviated
septum. In conjuction with the inside work, I even had the best plastic surgeon in
New York refine the outside of my nose at the same time. (If he's good enough
for Oprah, he was good enough for me!) Figured as long as they were putting
me out, they might as well do it all. I need to say knock on wood, never had
another problem or infection after that. Now I get the occasional cold and it
doesn't escalate. And, I'm even gorgeous now, too LOL...LOL...! Believe me
when I tell you I'm an anethesia-phobic, so this was a big step for me, but I
was also at my wit's end! If things don't improve, maybe you need the sinus

If you do go that route, let me know, and maybe I can help you along those
lines. I can honestly say it was the best thing I've ever done to improve my
health. Good luck, Sandy, and let me know how you're feeling!