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RhinoSeptoplasty May 9th - Minnesota

I had my nose broken about 4 years ago or so and...

I had my nose broken about 4 years ago or so and have hated it ever since! It is curved, I have constant trouble breathing and the tip is bulbous:( Finally decided to go through with it this Wednesday(May 9th 2012)! I'm freaking out mainly because I'm terrified of anesthesia !

31 hrs and 8 minutes till surgery haha the anxiety...

31 hrs and 8 minutes till surgery haha the anxiety is getting to me lol. Hope I have everything I need!

Just got out of surgery! And boy am I 'drunk' for...

Just got out of surgery! And boy am I 'drunk' for lack of a better analogy! Sleepy time I'll keep you guys updated when I am feeling a little better! Thanks for your support!

DAY 2 Feeling AMAZING today! Dr. Gervais is a...

DAY 2
Feeling AMAZING today! Dr. Gervais is a miracle worker. No bruising or pain really besides the corner of my right eye. Swelling is already going down and there is now space between my cast and nose. I took the packing out this morning even though I was supposed to wait until Friday. Called the nurse and she said it was ok. The packing in your nose is the WORST part so much pressure and discomfort, not painful though. Pulling it out felt funny but didn't hurt, it was actually a major relief!
As far as medication goes I am taking Vicodin, an antibiotic, a muscle relaxer, and a homeopathic swelling/bruising minimizing pill. I was also prescribed nausea pills which I am not taking along with rectal suppositories for pain ( which I returned to CVS Pharmacy as soon as the pharmacist told me what they were) I will not be doing those lol. And last but not least Celebrex (pain killer) which I am not taking either because I believe that the negative side effects outweigh the benefits.
P.S. You may notice in the pics that not so lovely bra I am wearing. Well I also had my breasts done at the same time which also turned out amazing. ( For more on that surgery I'll be posting another review in the implant section) Thanks Girls!

DAY 3 OOUUCCCHHH! So all the swelling and...

DAY 3
OOUUCCCHHH! So all the swelling and bruising came 2 days later. In pain. There's ALOT of pressure and I feel like I look like the grinch because by nose and top lip is so puffy and swollen it's pulled up. Not gonna post a pic today its horrendous. Also is it normal to be pussing a little from the incisions? I am on antibiotics. Thanks!

Day 5 Feeling ALOT better today! Can't wait to...

Day 5
Feeling ALOT better today! Can't wait to get my cast off!

Day 8 Cast off feeling alot better! Just super...

Day 8
Cast off feeling alot better! Just super swollen and waiting impatiently for it to go down. My nose is peeling, probably from being covered for a week. I never had no bruising or black eyes just two little purple lines below my eyes. I will be posting pics later today! I HATE SWELLING! From the generally consensus most goes away in the first month after that 90% within the first year and it will continue to diminish afterwards. On this one website I had seen there was even a huge difference between the one year mark and three year mark! ugh soo long! Oh well still wroth it!
All I can say is this was ALOT less painful than when I broke my nose on accident by myself w/out pain pills. And last but not least I CAN FINALLY BREATH THROUGH BOTH NOSTRILS and no longer wake up stuck to my pillow from drooling LOL!

Oh forgot to say explain what I all had...

Oh forgot to say explain what I all had done:
~Septoplasty
~Weir Excisions ( Makes nostrils smaller)
~ Spreader Graph ( Fix collapsed nostril)
~ Chiseled down bone that was protruding on right side from breaks
~ Refined tip

I took pictures… kinda upset it still looks...

I took pictures… kinda upset it still looks crooked from the front I HOPE this is just due to swelling. Also the cast i'm supposed to wear at night or just when I am at home looks crooked itself to me … could this be making my nose crooked?

Swellings going down a bit! Loving the results…...

Swellings going down a bit! Loving the results… wow my boobs look HUGE in pictures lol they are really not that big!

DAY 20 Kind of depressed :( As the swelling is...

DAY 20

Kind of depressed :( As the swelling is coming down I feel like it is still someone crooked :(

1 Month 3 Days Still waiting to see final...

1 Month 3 Days

Still waiting to see final results swelling has subsided only minorly. Getting really antsy! Any suggestions for helping the swelling come down? Has anyone had cortisone or any other sort of injections? If so did this help? Thanks!
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