Surgery and a small Trikafta update
Last week, I had sinus surgery (which was my sixth, if we’re keeping count). I’m thrilled to report that it went very well – which is something I so rarely have the opportunity to say! Especially when it comes to my sinuses, I have always been a tricky case. However, this time, everything has gone better from a relatively short pre-op wait, to the procedure itself, to better controlled nausea and pain post-op, to an easy-breezy recovery up to this point.
My ENT mentioned that he’s operated on very few patients since the CF population at my center started Trikafta. For those who’ve needed operations, he said the post-op healing process has been night and day difference. He believes that Trikafta helps reduce inflammation (by reducing mucus and infection) therefore creating a much better environment for healing.
Whatever the difference is (I do credit Trikafta, but also the skill of my doctor and the attentiveness of the entire team that day) I am so grateful that this entire experience has been so much better for me than most.
I don’t know if these Trikafta updates get repetitious or boring to read, but I never tire of sharing the ways in which my body and health are changing. I also wanted to share this quick surgery update and say that I am finally back to the forum full-time after splitting my time between projects for a while.
If you are on Trikafta, how has it affected your sinuses/upper respiratory system? Trikafta or not, do you have CF related sinus disease?
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