Ahhhhh!!! - Omaha, NE
- updated 4 months ago
After YEARS of being self conscious of my big...
- 21 Apr 2013
- 10 days pre
After YEARS of being self conscious of my big honker of a nose, I'm finally doing what I always have dreamed of doing but never thought it would happen or would I have the courage to do it.
My big nose is genetic, that I got from my Dad... Thanks dad. The whole side of his side of the family has BIG noses.. Unfortunately I was one of few grandchildren that got the nose.
I did get made fun of while growing up and always made comments how I wanted it to be gone but never wanted to go thru the pain and recovery of the surgery... Well a slight push from my boyfriend, May 2nd is the big day!
When I had my consultation with Dr. Perry Johnson he pointed out things that I have lived with my whole life and didn't even notice, a deviated septum, which does cut off the air flow of my right nostril. I never noticed it until he asked if I had troubles breathing out of my nose and pointed it out...
Be will be taking the large hump off my nose, fixing the deviated septum, and re-shaping the tip slightly.
I'm 10 days out and excited, yet a little nervous. I'm sure as my day gets closer my nervous will grow... Guess we will see in a few days how I am feeling!!
Well one week from today is my surgery day and I...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 7 days pre
I'll post again the night before surgery. I'm sure I'll be nervous!!!
Well tomorrow is the big day.. I woke up this...
- 1 May 2013
- 1 day pre
Well it's all over with... Ill start out with...
- 2 May 2013
- Day of treatment
Ill start out with last night.. I didn't get much sleep, I was really grumpy and in a terrible mood and on top of that I was nervous and crying. I only got 2 hours of sleep.
I got to the clinc around 7:15 this morning and was holding myself together pretty well, I did much better than I thought I was going to.
When I arrived I got all changed and my vitals taken. My nurse was awesome and super nice.. This kept my nerves away. She went over some things with me and finally my doc came in and went over what we were going to be doing again. Time flew by petty fast after his visit. The OR nurse and my anaesthesiologist came in and got me all ready to go in. This is the time I started to cry a little bit, I did become a little overwhelmed. They rolled me into the OR and the next thing I knew I was waking up in my room.
I felt pretty good at the time I woke up. I was breathing thru my nose and was in a bit of pain so they gave me some meds before they took my IV out. I was very dizzy getting dressed and walking to the wheelchair.
I am now at home feeling pretty good so far. I do have a headache and of course dry mouth. It's about nap time for this chick. I wanted to update real quick tho. Ill keep ya guys informed! Thanks everyone for all your support already!!
Hey guys, finally the site is back up. I was very...
- 3 May 2013
- 1 day post
I don't remember much from yesterday being all doped up and slept off and on. I have major bruising and swelling on my left eye and minor bruising on the right eye.
I didn't sleep very well, I always breath thru my nose so everytime I would be comfortable and was about to sleep I'd startle myself by "not" breathing, which I really was breathing thru my mouth. I have been taking my pain meds every 3-4 hours, when I try to push the hours back without my meds I am in big pain.
I really haven't ate much, couple of scrambled eggs, toast, bananas, and some pudding. My jaw and teeth hurt and really don't have an appetite for food. I have been drinking LOTS of water.
A couple of hours ago we changed my drip pad and made me a bit more comfortable with a fresh new one. I managed to brush my teeth and swish some Biotienè, this really helped with my dry mouth.
I am feeling pretty spoiled and well taken care of from the boyfriend. He's done an awesome job and couldn't ask for more!
It's nappy time and need to ice my eyes. Hooefully I will be able to update later :)
Well I am day 3 of recovery and feeling much...
- 5 May 2013
- 3 days post
I finally took a hot bath last night which was amazing and made me feel a step back to normal.
I'm still very swollen around my eyes, nose, and sides of my face and the bruising is slowly going away.
I have lots of oozing of mucus and blood so I still have my drop pad on! I can't wait to get this thing off!!
I'm finally getting my appetite back but it's still a little hard to eat bc of the drip pad, being swollen, and my throat hurts so bad!!... I can taste food for the most part.
I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings, I feel 30% better than I did yesterday so excited to see how I feel tomorrow!
Hey guys! I am day 4 of recovery and feeling...
- 6 May 2013
- 4 days post
I am very numb in the nose area but have feeling back in my upper lip. It does feel weird and hurts slightly to laugh, which the bf has a great sense of humor and makes me laugh. :)
I have my first post op appointment tomorrow morning and I can't wait! Get the gauze out of my nose!!!! I think this is causing lots of pressure in my face and I would feel amazing if the pressure wasn't there!
I finally have taken off the drip off and can breath thru my left nostril. I didn't sleep very well last night so hopefully tonight will be better.
Had my first post op this morning! They took the...
- 7 May 2013
- 5 days post
- 25 May 2013
- 23 days post
I am loving my new nose. I feel more confident already and can't wait for it to be normal.
Day by day
- 2 Jun 2013
- 1 month post
- 25 Jun 2013
- 1 month post
- 3 Aug 2013
- 3 months post
We did lots of research and found nothing but great things about him. I wanted to feel comfortable %100 going into this and I feel great about his work.