One month post op...- Dallas, TX
- updated 6 months ago
Ok, So I have scheduled surgery and I am freaking...
- 15 Mar 2013
- 2 months pre
Ok, So I have scheduled surgery and I am freaking out, granted it is 2 months away, but it may as well be this afternoon with the nerves I have! My biggest fear is the anesthesia and recovering from that...I have a complete total irrational fear of throwing up and will do anything to avoid nausea and vomiting. I am planning on having anti-nausea meds in the IV, as well, as whatever else they can give me ! I would love to hear others experience with anesthesia and anti-vomiting meds.
The corrections I am having done are correcting a crooked nose, removal of the hump, and reducing the projection. I knew I had a crooked nose, but never really internalized it until I got a new drivers license and thought "what the heck is going on there", as my nose takes a violent turn to the right!
Would love to hear thoughts, advice, words of wisdom, etc !
I may post pictures as some point, I am super self conscious in general, so it might take me some time to get the nerve up !
Oh my... only 18 days until surgery! I just have...
- 4 May 2013
- 18 days pre
So I figured that since I am 16 days out from...
- 6 May 2013
- 16 days pre
So there my nose is, in ALL its glory...crooked, humped, overprojected..yuck...
Ya know what else I am curious about...so I am...
- 6 May 2013
- 16 days pre
6 days to surgery !
- 16 May 2013
- 5 days pre
There are so many people that have posted their after photos that are beautiful ! If I can get even a portion of that, then I will be happy ! My nose is so crooked and from certain angles looks broken, not sure how Dr. C is going to correct that mess, but I am hopeful !!! I wish I had more before pics, but I do not allow my photo to be taken and I also realized that I cannot smile on command...???
Getting Cold Feet !
- 20 May 2013
- 1 day pre
Splints out, Cast off !! 7 days post op
- 29 May 2013
- 7 days post
So, I didn't get sick !!! YEAH!!! I did have a bit of nausea, but I expected that and it was only aggravated when I moved around too much. I never took a pain pill, although I probably should have, but I only stuck with Extra Strength Tylenol. Icing is a huge pain, all I could really do was ice the sides of my face, it is hard to get an ice pack under your eyes or on your cheeks where you really need it ! Waking up from the anesthesia is a tad scary and my throat was unbelievably dry and hurt soooooo bad ! My surgery took two hours and Dr. C did have to break my nasal bones. He told my husband that I had one of the worst internally deviated septums he has ever seen. I think that earns me some kind of award or something !! I am extremely bruised and swollen, I guess from the breaking, but I still look pretty awful...thank goodness I have several more days before I am back to work. I can tell that I will be happy with the results, my nose is so much straighter, smaller, and has a nice little "swoop". I am anxious to see the daily changes !
Things I learned and wanted to pass on : Soft foods were my best friend, my teeth hurt and it was difficult to swallow for several days so thank god for soup, applesauce and sorbet. Popsicles were even difficult to eat since I couldn't open my mouth very wide at all ! Get your eyebrows plucked before your procedure...seriously !!! Make sure you plan your trips around the house well...go to the bathroom, get more to drink, snacks etc because moving around is exhausting !!
Getting the splints and cast removed was so liberating !!! I was more scared of this then the actual surgery, but it did not hurt at all and smelling and tasting things since then is like smelling and tasting things for the first time.
Anyway, I will try post after photos soon, like I said I am super swollen and bruised and not comfortable "going public" yet.
To anyone considering Dr. Cochran, you cannot go wrong ! He is truly amazing.
9 days Post op
- 31 May 2013
- 9 days post
So I have added a few photos from my recovery, one before, and two afters. Ignore the braided hair, not a lot of effort going toward that right now !
15 days post op.
- 6 Jun 2013
- 15 days post
One month post op- tomorrow !
- 18 Jun 2013
- 27 days post
I have learned a couple of things:
1) I am not the slightest bit photogenic, I have taken a million "selfies" and each one I am like, "nope, delete". I would love to have just one pic that looks normal !
2) This surgery sent my skin in crisis mode ! Anyone else have this experience ?? I have typical combo skin, but holy cow !!! The oil...yikers! You can literally see the drops of oil on my nose when I wake up in the morning ! It is getting better...slowly !!!
3) I should be on the "Surgery Diet" all the time.
All in all, I am very happy with my new nose and look forward to seeing it refine. I did not post any new pics, maybe when I get that one in a million...
I chose Dr. Cochran because he is a specialist and had a great bed-side manner during my consult. He was very personable and patient !