The Yoga Teacher's Heart Attack
Chapter 1: Nose Telegram
In the fall of 2016, I came down with a wicked sinus infection. I had cycled through sinus issues before, but I hadn’t ever had such a persistently congested snout.
My awesome ENT doctor put me on two courses of steroids and two antibiotics with zero improvement.
Acupuncture and neti pot rinsing weren’t doing the trick either. I finally had a CT scan in January of 2017 which revealed the problem: my sinus cavities were fused shut. The sinus cavities are usually dainty, maze-like whorls. Mine were closed off, individual ponds with no drainage capabilities anywhere. Essentially, I was brewing years-old, cave-aged, artisnal snot.
Sinus surgery would the only treatment that’d work and, frankly, after a persistent sinus headache that was well into its third month, I would have agreed to anything at that point.