A Laborious Labor Day

Tomorrow I am getting sinus surgery. For as long as I can remember I haven’t been able to breathe out of my nose, so I finally decided to do something about that. I went to an ENT and sure enough I have hardly any open nasal passageway due to a deviated septum and bone cyst.

The squiggly on the right is my septum and the blob on the left is the bone cyst.

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I’m looking forward to finally being able to breathe like a normal person. I hate that I mouth-breathe. It makes my gums inflamed, my mouth dry all night and it’s just not all that attractive to have your mouth open all the dang time.

I am NOT looking forward to surgery though. The whole being put to sleep thing really freaks me out and I’m not excited about the recovery. My doctor said I should be mostly healed within a week, but those first few days I’ll be pretty swollen. It’s also going to be stressful for Luke taking on the role of full-time caregiver for a baby and a big baby (recovering wife).

It’s sort of a bummer that our long weekend will be spent focusing on my recovery vs doing something fun, but I guess it gives us a good excuse to escape the smoke that’s been hovering over Reno for the past week and a half. Lucky us, we’re in direct line from the American Fire smoke drifting over from Yosemite, so we’ve been cooped up inside.

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Here’s what our normally pretty view now looks like:

rim fire smoke in Reno


I’m hoping that by Monday I’ll be feeling better and the smoke will clear out so we can enjoy one last day at our pool. I’m not ready for summer to be over!!

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How are you spending your Labor Day weekend?