I stopped taking any medicines to shrink the polyps in my nose, including the mildest, seemingly innocent nasal drops. I also stopped using my asthma steroid inhalers but kept them at hand in case of emergency.
I started allowing all symptoms as they occured, regardless whether it was a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, swelling of the nasal mucosa or sinuses, and a totally stuffy nose, headache, earache, or any other pain, shortness of breath or psychological symptoms - waves of emotions accompanied by grief. By allowing symptoms as they come along, I mean not alleviating them or trying to suppress them with any medicines and, instead, waiting them out - FULLY FOCUSED ON FEELING THEM IN THE BODY- until they eventually subside and dissipate. The only forms of relief during this time of which I allowed were those which didn't interfere and sabotaged the body's activities - the less, the better. Relaxing the body as much as possible during the symptoms and abstaining from any activity, even if it was hard to withstand, seemed to be the most beneficial, as any attempt to endure the symptoms without reacting would pay off later.
A significant part of the recovery process is also to refrain from activities such as an intense professional / working life, which takes away the energy the body needs at that time, and to allow yourself to fully surrender to weakness and low energy. The healing process is hard work in itself and requires constant focus and attention. It runs more efficiently when it is treated as a life priority, which is why it requires prior reorganization of life affairs such as finances, family obligations, or other existential matters so you can devote yourself entirely towards healing.
It is a difficult time when symptoms as challenging such as a completely blocked nose can last for weeks and knowingly, however, that all this will pass over time, and it will bring a PERMANENT HEALING EFFECT in return, the prospect of even a dozen or so months of such a life seems nothing compared to living in an eternal prison of relapses, surgeries, suffering and medications for the rest of your life.