Well, I saw the Oculoplastic Surgeon at the Callahan Eye Center in Birmingham this week, and he scheduled me for dacryocystorhinostomy surgery (DCR) in August. He will do the external type of surgery, which means it will be Same Day Surgery. This method has a higher success rate than the endoscopic way. But it means he will make an incision between the tear duct and my nose and cut a hole in the nasal bone. I don’t wear makeup, so there will be a small scar. But I can handle that – maybe one of my wrinkles will hide it LOL.
It’s a relief to finally have at least this surgery scheduled. And I have an appointment next week with my ENT to schedule the balloon sinuplasty and deviated septum surgery. I hope I can get that done soon, so I have time to heal before the DCR surgery.
I’m looking forward to this long drawn out process being over and done with. I’ve been having constant sinus drainage for about a year and a half now. And the tear duct has been painful and swollen since last Summer.