Day 16 post op- new pic

So I just finished playing college basketball this...

So I just finished playing college basketball this year. My coach broke it the last week of practice back in march and I am finally getting the surgery in two weeks. I have actually had a procedure done 3 years ago when i broke it also playing basketball but they just straightened it back up. This time the doctor told me that he could fix it however I want it since I am done playing basketball. I have always hated my nose and thought about fixing it so therefore I was alright with doing this. I am though super nervous with the aftermath of the surgery. I have already told my close friends I am getting the procedure done and even it being after my nose has been broken many of them think there is no need to get it done and think it is a bad idea. I already know that there will be a lot of talking behind my back which makes me uneasy.

Luckily, My boyfriend and family are very supportive with it. My biggest worry is that I am now grad assisting for another college team and I don't know how to deal with this new nose in a work area. I am really excited to get it done and not nervous for the actual surgery since I had the one before even though it was minor compared to this. I am nervous about peoples reaction to the aftermath. My nose will not be super subtle since I have a big hump and I have a wide tip that is going to be thinned and the septum moved up. If anyone could let me know how their experience with the aftermath would be much appreciated!

Just told my coach today that I would be getting...

Just told my coach today that I would be getting the surgery and I will be missing a few days of practice. Went well since he already knew I broke my nose. I don't think he understands the extent of it but when the time comes lol

So if anyone could help, I am curious how people...

So if anyone could help, I am curious how people dealt with their nose job in their work place. For me being a grad assistant and therefore having to play to help out I do not know how my other coaches and head coach will react on this different look even though they know I am getting the surgery, just not to the extent I'm getting it to. If anyone could let me know how their situations went and help me that would be great! I'm starting to get really nervous about it.

One week away from my surgery! It's getting so...

One week away from my surgery! It's getting so real! I hope that everything turns out great! I have my appt with the doctor on Monday so I will have to ask my final questions then! Anyone have good questions I should ask him to make me feel a little more at ease?!

The day is almost here!! one more day! (2 more...

The day is almost here!! one more day! (2 more nights) til I go in! I went out today and got all the supplies that I will need after the surgery! Does anyone have any items that they have used that has helped them out a lot? I'm getting pretty nervous! Today I woke up thinking it was surgery day and I totally forgot about it! Two days too early! lol hoping everything goes well. I will only be out for 5 days and my coach wants me back in on the 6th. We will see how I feel I guess. I hear a lot of people take off two weeks! Sadly my job wouldn't allow that =/ I will keep you guys updated! Not quite sure my surgery time but I have to be there at 930 am . Hopefully I can get some sleep the day before. (wishful thinking) all of tomorrow I'm not going to have another thing on my mind! Finally not a broken crooked big thing in the middle of my tiny face =] I will be able to look at my whole self and not just focus in on my nose (which I'm sure I will for awhile after being I will be looking at how different it looks) but I'm sure after I get used to it I will feel a lot better!

Tomorrow is the day!!! Gah! Freaking out idk if I...

Tomorrow is the day!!! Gah! Freaking out idk if I will be able to sleep! Just stopped my food and water. I'm hoping I can get some rest but it doesn't look like it as of now!

Well I am now on day 2 post op! Not going to lie.....

Well I am now on day 2 post op! Not going to lie.. Yesterday was horrible. The surgery itself was completely fine but when I woke up I was extremely hot. I kicked the blankets off and was fanning myself like crazy. They had to get ice under my neck and switch my gown. Not a great thing to wake up to. Then my body did not do well with the general anesthesia. I felt soooo sick from it. I felt so nauseas and they gave me extra nausea medicine before I went into surgery because I told them before I threw up after my tonsils were taken out. Afterwards they gave me two types of medicines to calm the nausea and it still didn't work :( It also didn't help that I has to pee Sooo bad when I woke up too! I peed before they hooked me up to the anesthesia but I waited for over an hour before they took me into surgery and decided not to go again. BAD idea. They had to help me to the bathroom and I was gagging on the way there since I felt so sick and i Bleeding on the ground because of my nose (oops) so I would def say go to the bathroom RIGHT before you head into surgery so much easier when you arent drugged up and sick! My surgery took 4 hours even though it was meant to take 3. They had to put a donar's cartilage from their rib cage since I've already had surgery on my nose when I broke it the first time. The doctor talked to me about this before just Incase but I didn't think my nose needed any but he says he has never had problems with it so that's good. Weird I have somebody else's stuff in me lol I was in the recovery room for about an hour and a half because I still felt pretty sick. Finally I thought I was goo enough to leave because I wanted to go Home so i sat up and I wanted to throw up so bad because I had been feeling like I needed to for the past hour. Only thing is I had nothing in my stomach so I was gagging and I finally threw up the blood that had been dripping in the back of my throat into my stomach (the nurse said this could have also been why I felt sick. The stomach doesn't like blood in it and makes you want to throw up) I finally got to the car and still feeling sick and of course I had the worse drive home because I was in bumper to bumper the whole way back! That's what I get for living in the bay area :( that did not help my nausea at all! I had to focus on my breathing and keep talking to myself that i just felt tired and tried to sleep. After an hour in the car which normally only takes 30. We finally got home and I threw up right when I got to my bed but once I got In and got it out of my system I felt a lot better. It took me awhile to fall asleep but it just felt so good being in my bed! I've been in my bed ever since and I feel so much better this morning! No more nausea! Yay! Now time for the waiting game :)) I will keep everyone updated on the rest of my healing process

Day 3 post op and Im feeling a lot better! I did...

Day 3 post op and Im feeling a lot better! I did swell up a lot more today than I was yesterday. That is my only complain from the day. My eyes are tearing like crazy and I've been icing all day. Ive been good enough to be able to be downstairs and move around which is a first. I've been laying in my bed the last 2 days. I hope that my eyes start to swell down tomorrow. When I get on my computer I will have to upload pics! I can't tell what it looks like yet so Im still nervous!

So day 4 and I am feeling a lot better. My...

So day 4 and I am feeling a lot better. My bruising has turned yellow. So pretty... Haha can't wait to get the cast off Wednesday! I have noticed that my doctor put down about the cleaning of the dry blood around my nose and I was wondering if Anyone knew if I was able to clean inside the nose where the dry blood is. Like right by my nostril. I'm confused by my instructions. I'm going to email my doctor too just Incase! If anyone has an idea please let me know! Thanks

Got my splint taken off today... And I definitely...

Got my splint taken off today... And I definitely had an anxiety attack when I saw what my nose looks like. I feel like I look like pinnochio now :( also that it looks off. I know that it's all swollen but it's hard for me to get my head around... There is still a little bump and my doctor already told me he will get rid of it if it doesn't go down by our next appointment. Now it's the waiting game I have to tell myself that it won't look like this forever. =\

Just uploaded more pics!

just uploaded more pics!

Day 8 post op. I'm feeling a lot better about my...

Day 8 post op. I'm feeling a lot better about my nose today. The swelling has gone down a lot and I can finally imagine it when it gets smaller! It actually makes me excited :) still can't smile because it hurts and my upper lip is like frozen anyways. Does anyone know how long that takes? I can't wait til it doesn't feel like someone glued a nose to my face and it actually feels like my own!

Day 9 post op and it's feeling a bit better! I had...

Day 9 post op and it's feeling a bit better! I had a problem today though where my dog head butted me hard in the face and it really hurt! =\ idk if it messed up anything. I was looking in the mirror and I'm thinking the little bump I already had (that he's going to remove) got a little bit bigger. Idk if it is my imagination or if it really is bigger. I'm already trying to see my surgeon this week. Does anyone think I could have really messed up the healing process?

I just showed my mom and she thinks it got bigger...

I just showed my mom and she thinks it got bigger too! :( I'm freaking out!

Day 10 post op. the bump on my nose looks bigger....

Day 10 post op. the bump on my nose looks bigger. You can definitely see it more on the left side than the right =\ it still looks straight so I'm hoping that it is just swollen. I'm worried though since the bump is hard. Guess I just have to wait for a reply to my doctor. The waiting is driving me crazy!

Uploaded a pic of before the hit and after!

uploaded a pic of before the hit and after!

16 days post op hey guys! So im finally loving my...

16 days post op hey guys! So im finally loving my nose! All my friends have seen it and think it looks great and not even noticeable! Its super straight and I can wait til all the swelling is down! I do still have problems with the mucus in my nose since I can't do anything about it and it still hurts to laugh and yawn! Im hoping that goes away soon but besides that.. no complaints! yay! I posted new pictures so everyone can see the progress =]
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