Hi All, Like many of you I have been an unfortunate one as well to have gone through the pain of having a sinus. Ill firstly give you a brief summary of my history with my sinus before I had gotten it operated. I actually play a lot of sport and sweat a lot. A few months back I noticed a foul smell every time I took a shower and washed myself up. I actually thought it was some bad pimple of some sort. There was no pain at all, no swelling or inflammation- so I completely ignored it. A month passed by but the foul smell just didn't stop. On closer inspection I noticed there being a hole and thats when I decided I will visit the doctor and get it checked up before it gets any worse. I had no idea what it was- but googling through the web and finding this website gave me a lot of valuable info before I visited my surgeon. I knew it was a SINUS and it really got me worried. So I visited the doctor, on 16 July 2014 and he straight away recommended a surgery. Again, I had no pain, no blood, no swelling, I could run and play properly but just had that little foul smelling discharge. But I decided to go with the surgery. I went under the knives on 21 July and was done in 15-20 minutes. The doctor used the excision method with open healing. Asked me to pack the wound daily and not shower for a couple of days. I had no pain post op and was feeling pretty good. My movement was obviously restricted and going to the toilet was a pain. Everything was going well until, on the 5th day- I started bleeding real real bad. Too much blood. I went to the surgeon right away and he stitched me up- 3 stitches. A week after my stitches were removed. There was no pain through out just the immobility is what bothered me a lot. I hadly sat or slept on my back for 15 days. Started showers with the stitches on. After removal there was some discharge which really put me off but the Dr said it was totally fine. 27 days after my surgery and I am perfectly fine. Just feeling a little uncomfortable but that is natural and the doc says it would take a few more weeks. Also, I was operated under the local anaesthesia and I would recommend the same to all. You hardly feel anything. And everyone, DO NOT BE WORRIED AND GET IT OPERATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I believe- my rush to the doctor was a very good move. I could have let it go and made it worse. If you have get it checked up. Do not get much worried as there are hardly any success stories that get posted as people tend to move on and not get back.