This Doctor Got Right Up My Nose !

I was ready to publish this post last week but along came Toni’s baby (who is fine) and a party which both took priority over this post.


A few hours before she had her baby Toni took me to Ronda hospital to see Dr Sinus who was going to get right up my nose.


…… His laboratory was in a different part of the hospital to where I usually go. It’s such a maze …..


…..and so confusing. So I made up an accurate map of the hospital.


Of course if I was on my own I would probably end up here……….



……but I didn’t want to go there !


While sitting outside the Laboratory of Dr Sinus a million thoughts screamed through my head.


What did he look like ?





Would the nurses be friendly ……


…… or not ! ……



…… and what would he do to me ?


Panic !!


Eventually I was called in and met Dr Sinus for the first time.


As he only spoke Spanish he told Toni that I had polyps in my sinuses which were picked up by the MRI scan I had done a few months earlier.


It seems many people don’t know they have them !


My Spanish is so bad I thought that he said these polyps were alien eggs !



Dr Sinus stopped typing on his computer……


…… then thrust a medical tool up my nose !


Which one of these do you think he used ?











If you selected A or B I have made an appointment for you !



He told me Toni that the polyps were way too deep in my sinuses and there was no need to operate. If they were a lot worse it would be a big operation, basically removing my face to access the problem and clean it out. Yuk !



He prescribed an anti-inflamation spray (similar to this).



Medical Tip

Remove cap before spraying up nose. Duh !


Β I am returning to the hospital on the 30th December to visit my sweet Neurologist who will probably put me on a different course of tablets with more weird side effects !

Β t26


So who or what gets up your nose ?


Ralph xox ❀


Β All these images were found on Google Search and are NOT mine !

87 Comments on “This Doctor Got Right Up My Nose !

    • Hi YC πŸ˜€ You are so right ! No wonder I am always lost. I could never follow crosswords anyway πŸ˜‰ Ralph πŸ˜€


    • Hi Bill πŸ˜€ And you my friend ref. a wonderful Christmas. Fun glands ? That I’ll have to think about πŸ˜‰ Ralph πŸ˜€


    • Hi Leslie πŸ˜€ Of course I am guilty ! I have no idea what for, but if you say so ! πŸ˜‰
      Merry Christmas ! Ralph xox ❀


    • Hello Annie πŸ˜€ Thank you so much. For me it’s been a quiet normal day, quite nice really πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi JF πŸ˜€ Maybe so ! Have a lovely Christmas Day. Ralph πŸ˜€


    • Hi Beth πŸ˜€ If you start scratching it, then you’ll know. lol
      Have a great Christmas Day my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  1. You make it sound so funny. I was down with fever and sinus for a week and I was on a self pity mode until I read this humorous write up πŸ˜€ And thank you for that awesome gift on the right. I really like it πŸ™‚

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    • Hello skd πŸ˜€ Wow ! I am so pleased that you had some fun with this post. I hope you are feeling better today. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Thank you πŸ™‚ I really feel much better after a good laugh. Happy Holidays and get well soon too πŸ™‚

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    • Hi skd πŸ˜€ You are very welcome ! I have seen it on your sidebar and it looks great. You deserve it ! Thank you for the link as well, but it’s not really necessary as it’s a gift. Ralph xox ❀

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  2. How was the coffee at the cafe..? πŸ™‚

    About chosen tools, why didn’t they just use a corkscrew – I would have prefared that myself – .I think option A is used for constipation and option B is used for heartburn – but admit I don’t know much about it.. πŸ˜€

    My nose is soft on the tip so I can also withstand better when I get a ‘slap’ on the nose, which often happens… πŸ˜€

    Knew a man who could drink beer with a straw through his nose, weird pleasure… πŸ™‚

    All the best wishes from here… πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Drake πŸ˜€
      The coffee was hot shall I say, but the doughnuts were excellent. I did wander into the staff cafe once….. not a pretty sight πŸ˜‰
      Your usages of option A & B are pretty good ! I mean that you are the best, well the only quack doctor I know πŸ˜‰ May I book an appointment ?
      Can I join in ? Consider your nose slapped ! πŸ˜‰
      Now that is weird drinking through the nose. Definite blogging material !
      Have a great Christmas Evening my friend. Ralph πŸ˜€

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    • Hi Masgautsen πŸ˜€ Wow ! You had snow ! It was a warm sunny day here in southern Spain. I am so pleased that you had a great Christmas ! Mine was quiet, a normal day really. Ralph xox ❀

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  3. Merry Christmas Ralph ! Wish you all the best for the new year. Hospitals are such a mess everywhere. I’ve spent the whole Christmas week at a hospital for my mother and I could tell you maaaany things or people who would get right up my nose, but there is not enough room. 😦
    Super hugs

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    • Hello Stefy πŸ˜€ Thank you. I hope you are having a lovely Christmas Day evening
      Oh no ! I hope your mum is okay ! Love to you both. Ralph xox ❀


  4. Pollen, apparently, which sets off my allergies in the spring.

    Merry Christmas to you, Ralph. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday surrounded by friends and good cheer ❀

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    • Hello Not πŸ˜€
      Pollen is not nice especially if traffic pollution is added. I know you are having a rough time at the moment. Get well soon my friend.
      I hope you had a great Christmas considering. Maybe you can make up for it on New Year’s Eve πŸ˜€
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  5. Ralph, you know I’ve got to ask…why an appointment with a Neurologist? It’s nasal polyps! A Dr.Sinus problem! Anyway, the spray will help and figure out what you’re allergic to! Have a peaceful Christmas Day!

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    • Hi Christine πŸ˜€ Oops ! I forget sometimes that I have many new followers which I should keep up to speed. There has been so much that happened to me over the 220+ posts which would be impossible for you to wade through. I’ll do a resume on my next medical post of what’s going on.
      Just quickly for you. Over the last two years I have vibrating hands, spill coffee, can’t cut etc. The latest diagnosis (yes, there has been more) is Lewis Sumner. After dozens of sometimes grim tests they have found nothing wrong with me except polyps, otherwise I am perfect. I have been treated with IVs, tablets, all seem to have weird side effects with no change to my condition. So, off I go again to the Neurologist on the 30th Dec.
      Thanks for asking my friend. Got a cure ? Ralph xox ❀


      • Ralph, I’m so sorry to learn of your neurological problem. As you know it’s a very complex syndrome with relapses & remissions. And of course treatment drugs difficult to take, many side-effects, and some very expensive. I’ll need to read up on some of your older medical posts to get a better picture of the start and progression. As for the polyps…well nasal spray helpful, having them removed helpful, but they can grow back over time. Sure you know all of that. Stay healthy…just know many health problems that happen to us (especially when we get older) can just be managed, not cured. Keep a good attitude, have fun and live your life to the fullest! I can see you’re doing all of that!

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      • Thank you so much for telling me all this Christine. I have read your About so I know that your professional advice is sound and I welcome your input. Just have to wait and see what’s next ! πŸ˜€

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  6. Hey Ralph, Just wanted to pop in and wish you happy holidays ! Hope this new year proves to be an incredible year for you.

    Glad to know you are doing better. The post was very refreshing to read. Take care. Lots of love,
    Zee ❀

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    • Hello Shey πŸ˜€ I really did hit the jackpot, didn’t I ? Especially as this great comment of yours is the bonus prize of one “parrots-eat-em-all” tablet. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Bad boy ? Only this year ? You are slipping my friend. Your hamstahs got me this way and well you know it πŸ˜‰ I hope you have been a good girl this year πŸ˜€ ❀


  7. Why all the hospitals have to be so complicated ?? I had the same instrument in my nose, it wasn’t painful but to say that I loved it……..noo ! Love your post and I wish you a beautiful second Christmas day πŸ™‚ ❀ !!

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    • Hi Serach πŸ˜€ He nipped my sinus once which made me jump. I am so glad you got through the procedure unscathed. I agree. It’s “noo” fun ! Happy holidays my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  8. My mum always had polyps and had them removed in hospital…. she still got her face though…. wishing you a good time to relax… before you need to go again to hospital! Take care!

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    • Hi Ute πŸ˜€ I’m pleased that your mum had them done quite easily. If I have to have it done I might have to have a new face. How about a George Clooney ? πŸ˜‰
      Thank you for your wishes. Goodness knows what she has cooked up for me on the 30th.
      Have a great holiday. Ralph xox ❀

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  9. Thank you for liking “More Holiday Lights.” Probing tools are another reason why people hate going to the hospital. At least you did not need surgery. Besides polyps, I am guessing there are other more weird growths and organisms living inside of us that we do not want to know about. Good luck with your visit to your neurologist.

    I hope you enjoyed Christmas, and I hope you will have a Happy New Year. I am glad to hear that Toni had her baby, and they are fine. πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Arlene πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I hope there is nothing else weird within me ! The doctors have found nothing, or are they keeping quiet ? πŸ˜‰
      The baby is fine, though Toni is having injections for the bad back brought on by the weight of the pregnancy.
      I’ve had a quiet Christmas, home alone, which I did enjoy after a Christmas Eve party.
      I hope your Christmas passed wonderfully with a New Year to look forward to. Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi Wendy πŸ˜€ Thank you ! May all my polyps be little ones πŸ˜‰ Love back from the other side of the track πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀


  10. Ya no surgery! Enjoy the spray πŸ˜‰ maybe it will unlock the secret to navigating hospitals. 8)

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    • Hi Katie πŸ˜€ Enjoy the spray ? I can hardly get the top off !

      You mean there is a secret in finding ones way around hospitals ? Does it entail following one’s nose ?

      I hope you are having a great halfway between Christmas and the New Year my friend. Don’t do anything I would do πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀

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  11. πŸ˜€ Nothing like a hearty laugh first thing in the morning. Thank you my friend. I am so happy you won’t need surgery. I stopped by this morning to wish you a very happy New Year filled with love, peace, joy, good health, and all things wonderful and fun. Here’s some New Year hugs to get you started. πŸ˜‰ ((((((((((HUGS))))))))) ❀

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    • Hi Elizabeth πŸ˜€ Your comment is fantastic ! Thank you so much my friend. You’ve made my New Year already ! Thanks for stopping by. I didn’t hear you come in πŸ˜‰
      Mega-hugs back. I hope your New Year’s resolutions are unbreakable …… probably not ! Love Ralph xox ❀

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  12. Oh you poor thing! Glad you don’t need surgery though! Try NeilMed Sinus rinse. It won’t take care of the polyps, but helps relieve nasal allergies, symptoms of flu/cold, sinus pressure, post nasal drip, irritation, and congestion. It’s not recommended for complete nasal blockage. Stay well my friend. Love Abby ❀

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    • Hello dear Abby πŸ˜€
      I’m pleased that I didn’t need surgery too. I’ll have to Google the NeilMed Sinus. Thanks for the caring thought my friend.
      I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  13. I hope that doctor isn’t still stuck in there, Ralph. Happy holidays! πŸ’–


    • Hi SDHD πŸ˜€
      OMG ! You’re right ! He is ! πŸ˜‰
      Have a fun time my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi Mihran πŸ˜€ Thank you, it’s such a relief. I hope you are having a great time. Ralph πŸ˜€


    • Hi Ştefania,
      No problem my friend. Your links in my Inbox & comment take me to your new address. I have just tried it. Have a wonderful new week.
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi Christy πŸ˜€
      Yep. Took a lot of research and a glass of wine to come up with it.
      I hope you are having a wonderful holiday.
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi Julita πŸ˜€ So true ! I have seen 7 different doctors with 8 theories. What’s yours ? πŸ˜‰
      Happy Holidays my friend. Ralph xox ❀


      • My theory is that the best you can do is just enjoy life with all the good and the bad. Take it as it is, and relax. Because doctors are also only human, and may never figure out how to help you… Then again, maybe they will. I really hope you get well!

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      • That’s a really lovely reply. My Spanish Neurologist was stressed today. She is human and I got her talking about her boyfriend and her future (in English) which helped her to relax. I’ll do a post on the visit in the next week or so. Got New Year to get over first ! ❀

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  14. Thanks Ralph for dropping by my blog. You’re too funny! So where’d you get your sense of humor???? I really like the way you insert pictures into your posts. One of these days (when I’m more tech savy!), I’ll add some photos to my blog of all the stuff I post about…Right now, I need to stay focused on writing and “living”…Spain looks like places here in Northern Ca. Looks like a great place. Some day I hope to get there…Anyway, I’ll be dropping by to visit. I like your sense of humor… πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Lucie πŸ˜€ Thank you for your long comment. My humour comes from years in the army. Got to laugh when things get rough.
      Do you live near Tulare County, N California as I have a blogging friend who lives there ? She could help you with your tech savy blogging πŸ˜€
      Have a great New Year ! Ralph xox ❀


      • Hi Ralph! Thank you for your service (in the army!) No wonder you have such a great outlook on life….can’t imagine what life was like in the service and thanks to people like you, I will never have to!!! And thank you for your sweet offer of your tech friend. I just need to borrow one of my “tech savy friends” when they’ve got a minute and “pick their brain”…..I don’t mind writing, just don’t like the technology part of this blogging thing….I’ve written posts and had them “disappear into the clouds” or who the hell knows where! Drives me nuts!!! Had a friend over today to help me with my “Smart TV”! Took over an hour just to get the Netflix on it. Technology is advancing at a pace too fast for me…..Oh gosh, there I go chatting away…sorry about that…Have a blessed New Year to you, too, kiddo! Catch up with you later! Got some “smart TV” to watch!!!! πŸ™‚

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      • No need for thanks Lucie. I did volunteer for the army πŸ˜€

        I hope you manage to defeat the complexities of the WP Dashboard. The best thing to do is to play with it and see what happens. I did and I am still learning. Oh boy !

        Enjoy your new TV and the changeover to the New Year πŸ˜€

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  15. As always, too funny, Ralph. So tell me, are you tadpoles or froggings at this point? LOL


    • Hello Marcy πŸ˜€ Thank you my friend. I haven’t a clue, probably T-Rexes πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


    • Hello Mary πŸ˜€
      I am spraying myself as ordered. At least the pain has gone ! …… and the white fly πŸ˜‰
      Thank you. I am pleased that you had fun in here.
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  16. What a nosy doctor… πŸ˜‰
    Thank goodness that you had Toni with you – would not want you getting lost.
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx

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  17. Love the title and the way you’ve used all the hilarious images to describe your hopital visit. A great play on words, too.

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    • Hi Millie πŸ˜€ Thank you for another great comment. I’m glad you had fun. Happy Sunday ! Ralph xox ❀


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