I've had two friends who have had that surgery (a father and son) and they both benifited greatly from it (i.e. much freer breathing through the nose and neither have had a sinus infection in a very long time). However, it's apparenty a very painful recovery. I'd see what an ENT says. Maybe it would be a great help for you too? On the other hand, you might be able to significantly improve your breathing by just taking care of some of these newly diagnosed allergies. :) I would personally take diet change over surgery any day!!
As for eliminating the foods you're allergic too, I understand (as best I can) your dilema. I haven't been able to alter my diet to help with the Lyme thanks to my own food allergies. Ha ha, I think we established that I would be able to eat tofu and lettus if I did. Not really a rounded diet!! But I'm kind of surprised that the allergist didn't bring up the option of changing your diet with you. I can't imagine that continuing to eat foods you're allergic to (even if you don't have a noticable reaction) is particularly healthy. BUT I must warn you that if you are truely allergic to these foods, eliminating them from your diet and reintroducing them at a later date (or even just reducing intake) carrys the potential of creating a strong/more sensitive reaction to them later. I was warned when I first changed my diet to eliminate the foods I was allergic to that the longer I was away from these foods, the stronger my reaction would be when I was reintroduced to them. I know it sounds obvious, but I guess you'll just have to weigh the benifits of sticking to a Lyme diet against the benifits of eliminating allergins. ...Have you considered visiting a nutritionist?? I'm not sure how helpful s/he would be, but perhaps s/he would be able to give you some help in finding a balance between these two very different diets. *shrugs*
I hope that was somewhat helpful! My brain is a little foggy today, so I don't feel like I'm making very much sense. :)
Post Edited (TickSquisher) : 8/17/2006 3:14:03 PM (GMT-6)