Rob can't sleep. Never has been able to. He wakes constantly. He has a hard time falling asleep. He did a sleep study once and they found a mild sleep apnea, but nothing major. He tried clonazipan(sp?) but it's addictive and started messing with his brain too. It made him depressed and well, was just bad. So he quit taking it. His mood improved, but the sleep went downhill again.
He went to a sleep specialist. She said he might ned to have his tonsils and all the loose tissue in the back of his throat removed. Which is a big surgery. He is afraid of being anesthetized. he had a bad reaction to it once. They decided to try a c-pap and losing weight first. He's not really losing weight though. And he hates his c-pap. He says it makes him naseous. He won't use it.
Now he has a sinus infection. He gets them often. This one won't respond to drugs. he's been on antibiotics twice with it and tried prednisone too. Nothing. So his ENT ordered a CTScan of his sinuses. After sheing it, she scheduled a surgery for him.
His sinues are actually fine. They are pretty much the right shape and all. (Although one is filled up with infection at the moment) But, apparently, sometime in his past he has broken his nose and not known about it. (Or something like that) He has a deviated septum. They gave him a CD of his scan results, so he showed it to me. It's really neat. Anyway. The septum isn't where it's supposed to be. Because of this, his airway on the right side of the septum is too thin to be able to effectively move air. The bone is in the way. She thinks that fixing it will help both the infection and the sleeping. (She said "A c-pap isn't going to be able to create enough pressure without making you sick" Rob was vindictated. Yes, Rob, you were right)
So anyway, on June 12th, he's having surgery. They're going to bang around inside his head with a little bitty hammer. It's going to be horribly painful. but, hopefully, productive. He has to take a bunch of time off too. We're going to get his mom to watch the kids that week, so that he can recuperate. It's going to suck, I'm sure. I hope it will be worth it.