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Two weeks ago I finally finished my 35 radiation treatments to my sinuses and cervical lymph nodes and 2 rounds of 8 day chemo treatments. Now I am home and trying to find my new normal. There is a lot going on emotionally - I spent a several days in tears. My biggest challenge is recovering from sinus surgery and the radiation. I use a nasal rinse 5 to 6 times a day. At night I sleep with a vaporizer which can't last much longer due to it is creating too much moisture in my house and I worry about mold. I also use ocean nasal spray. I see my ENT to remove some of the stuff on Tues and I am looking forward to that. Any one else experience some of these issues? And if so what solutions have you found?

Thanks for any help you have to offer.

Hondo's picture
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I am NPC that is a Cancer that grows in the nasal passageway, not a very nice thing to have. I sleep with a cool mist vaporizers going all night and don’t get any problems with mold, just need to clean it every day. Ocean nasal spray is some really good stuff I use it 3 to 4 times a day, hope all goes well with your ENT visit, please let us know.

All the best my friend

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Chark, sorry to hear of your issues. Is it a cool mist vaporizer? I have one of those and I don't notice any problems with moisture build up in my room. Not sure if that would make a difference.

My friend had a tumor in her sinus removed and keeps having to go to the docs to have crusty crap pulled out of there. She has been using the saline spray and it's a little better, I think it just takes time.

It is very hard to adjust to that 'new normal' that every one talks about here. Wishing you the best of luck.

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