Dignosis: Chronic Sinusitis
I went to an Otolaryngology (Ear/Nose/Throat) specialist yesterday, and I've been tentatively diagnosed with Chronic Sinusitis - also known as chronic sinus infections. Rather than mess around with any more doc-in-a-box types, I've made two appointments at Stanford.
Next week I'm going to the Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto to get a CT Scan on my head and sinuses to see if there are any anatomical problems that can be fixed with surgery. It is highly likely that the inside of my head is F'd up, and at this point I'll take some lasers up the nose in an attempt to fix it over the 101 degree fever I've had on and off for nearly two months.
I'm also going to an audiologist to test whether or not the hearing loss that I've been experiencing for the past seven weeks is permanent. I've had worsening sinus-related problems over the past ten years, and it's time to do something about it. The idea of being a cyclist and musician with little hearing doesn't exactly get me stoked.
In the past seven weeks, I've been able to ride my bike three times. That's no way to live! Not looking forward to what's to come, but if it will get me back to work and back on the bike, then let's get 'er done!