For years I’ve always snored badly, a combination of:
- Being a salad-dodger
- Having sleep apnoea
- Undiagnosed nasal polyps
So, about two years ago, after the ENT (=HNO) specialist told me I needed a nasal polypectomy, which I had two weeks later.
My first night after the operation I was in a bit of discomfort. (Imagine some has shoved a couple of marbles up your nostrils, and that’s how it felt.)
2am. 3am. 4am.
Still not sleepy.
I walk to the end of my ward. I sit at a small table. A woman is sitting there, reading a magazine. She is from the next ward along.
We get chatting.
What are you in for?
Oh, I had a nasal polypectomy yesterday afternoon. It’s hurting, so I’m finding it hard to sleep. You?
I’ve got cancer of the colon, so the doctor is doing tests.
All stated in a very matter-of-fact way.
It was then that I switched off my self-pity button.
Have a healthy day, won’t you!