The Yoga Teacher's Heart Attack

Chapter 1: Nose Telegram

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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.