Broken Nose - Manipulation Operation (London)
About four months ago I fainted and broke my nose...
- 26 Feb 2009
About four months ago I fainted and broke my nose and had to have nose manipulation surgery. My is now straight although the unfortunate thing is the swelling that has subsequently developed. It has now been four months and there is still swelling on both the right and left side of the bridge of my nose. On the right the bone seems to be a bit curved out a bit and there is a bump on the bridge. On the left hand side of my bridge there is also a bump although all my friends say that they can barely see these bumps and that my nose looks the same as it did before. I know this not to be true as can see from old pictures that it is different.
I have exhausted myself reading about how broken bones heal. I have read that bones fix themselves by developing a callous which is thicker than normal bone, this calllous is then gradually reabsorbed into the bone. I would be over the moon if this was the case, as all I want is for my nose to look the way it did before the accident. I read different things all the time saying bones don't heal the same way as other bones and that callous is for some reason not reabsorbed.
I have found this whole thing so traumatic to deal with as I was feeling so confident before this accident and now just feel really concious of my nose. I know this seems really superficial and am shocked at how much this whole thing has affected me. I would like to have more surgery if my nose does not heal right but it is so expensinve and do not know where I would find the money from.
if anyone has any advice or similar stories I would welcome hearing about them.