Sunday, January 27, 2013

Surgery interruptus

Last month I was scheduled to have a minor surgical procedure that would hopefully have had a positive impact on by preventing the medical woes I experienced last summer. My issue is that nasal polyps grow in my sinuses that are most likely due to allergies and they sometimes grow to the point that I need them surgically removed. I had them removed twice before years ago and my ENT said that it is time to remove them again. We scheduled the surgery to happen in December.

Unfortunately, I got the flu a few days before the scheduled surgery date. This cancelled the surgery at that time and it was rescheduled to last Thursday. I was ready but had a cold. Nothing all that serious and in fact I wouldn't have even gone to the doctor but since I had to get cleared for this surgery, I went. The result was yet another cancellation. Apparently surgery on a sinus isn't that easy with a runny nose.

Now I have no reschedule date. I've been very haphazard with my training as I mentally viewed the surgery as step one and then real training for StA to be step 2. Somehow in work and for others I can balance a gazillion things at the same time but with my own training I'm very sequentially oriented. I need to fight that tendency and get with the program.

I still have enough time for St Anthony's triathlon to be a success. I'll deal with the surgery as a surprise and not schedule it in. Time to get on the trainer.

8 comments:

Mike said...

That's a bummer. Hopefully you can get the surgery done soon so you have one less thing to worry about.

James Ford said...

Sorry you have to keep putting it off! I nose you want it done! (See what I did there? LOL)

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I was scoped about 15 years ago and the doc said I too was a mess. I have always wondered what it would do for my performance if I could breath.
Let us know how it goes when you finally get it done.

Todd said...

Hope you get back out there soon.

Kepa Wong said...

Isn't it something... all out decisions are based on how it impacts training.

Jamoosh said...

Hey, my Dad has this awesome set of tools...

MILF Runner said...

I can't believe that in this day and age they can't just laser that shit out. Jamoosh may be onto something...

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Hope you can get it done and get better