I did it!!! - Reading, PA
- updated 1 year ago
I just went for my first consultation last night...
- 28 Mar 2012
I just went for my first consultation last night and I'm excited to say the least! My case is a little different from most people on here. At a young age (around 10 years old), I experienced some trauma to my nose after falling off a bunk bed. It wasn't broken, so I never got surgery on it because I was so young at the time. Just two months ago, I was messing around with a friend and accidentally got hit right in the nose! Since then I've been experiencing difficulties breathing and my nose seems even more messed up than before!
I've always been super self-conscious about my nose. I hate it so much! After going to my ENT last night, I found out that I have a deviated septum, a close nasal fracture an turbinate hypertrophy. Geeze! Since I have all of these problems, my procedure is considered purely reconstructive, not cosmetic, so my insurance is going to cover it which is great. My doctor and I spoke about shaving off the bump and making my nose more feminine by curving it so it has a little bit of a slope. I'm going for my next consultation later this week and having my surgery in mid-May. I'm very nervous but so excited!
The date is set!!! May 14th. I'm very excited but...
- 1 Apr 2012
Date has been changed to May 21st. I'm starting to...
- 22 Apr 2012
Holy cow, one more week! I'm so so so nervous but...
- 13 May 2012
Ahhh so it's done! This morning I was really...
- 21 May 2012
So... day 2 wasn't too bad until the evening. I...
- 23 May 2012
Day 3 is here and it's the worst. I am NOT feeling hot at all. My face is so swollen that my eyes are super tiny and under my eyes I have red and black bruises and it looks like I'm wearing red eyeshadow! Not my best look. The painkillers are definitely helping to ease the pain but the splint is just so uncomfortable because I'm so swollen. The first two days I used frozen peas on/off every half hour to help ease the pain and now my doctor wants me to use moist heat on days three and four to see how it works. Hopefully tomorrow the swelling goes down.. I could really use a good night's rest!
Rate my doctor isn't quite accurate yet! Haven't gotten the surgery and have only had one short consultation!