I've suffered from sinus problems almost all my life, but the past year to 18months it's got worse and worse. I keep on getting repeated infections and my gunged up sinuses stop me sleeping then when I blow my nose it's all green goo and blood (sorry!). Also there's the nasty headaches that go with. Also my sense of smell is not as good as it should be. Altogether pretty bloody horrid! Last summer i had a persistent infection that simply would not go. I had 3 consecutive courses of antibiotics before it finally went. Just had another one and had a course of anitbiotics at home so took those to rid myself of it. I've now got a doctor's appointment and am going to investigate laser treatment of my sinuses or having them ballooned. I've got BUPA so I can get an appointment quickly and treatment at a time that suits me. What I want to know is has anyone on here had sinus surgery and does it work? Is it painful or uncomfortable and how long is the recovery? I'm really fed up with the constant discomfort, headaches, snot and blood!