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Surgery for Sleep Apnea

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Posted on: 09/17/17
I had sleep apnea for few years now. Investigations revealed a deviated septum, swollen inferior turbinates and blocked sinuses. As recommended by ENT surgeon, I underwent surgery for sleep apnea . 4 procedures were performed - Coblation Septoplasty, Coblation Turbinoplasty, Endoscopic Sinus surgery and Coblation palatoplasty. 
Sleep prior to surgery - Prior to surgery, I had moderate to severe snoring. I was using CPAP machine for past 1 year. Over the past few months, I had trouble getting good quality sleep even with the CPAP on. Most of the days, I would wake up feeling unrefreshed even after 8+ hours of sleep. After every meal, I would feel groggy and tired.  Afternoons were heavily drowsy even with a light lunch. Productivity and quality of life were impacted significantly.
Sleep after ENT Surgery - Currently recovering from the surgery. My sleep has improved a lot post surgery.  Now I am able to sleep without a CPAP. Most importantly, the quality of  sleep seems to have improved although it is early days now after surgery to do a complete assessment.
1 Month Post Septoplasty, Turbinoplasty, Sinus Surgery and Palatoplasty. I have almost recovered from the post operative wounds, blocked nose and sore throat. My sleep has improved a lot. But I still have some of the fatigue and sleepiness post lunch, shortness of breath and allergy related issues. Doctor has prescribed some medicines to address this.

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