I did it!!! - Reading, PA

I just went for my first consultation last night...

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...

The date is set!!! May 14th. I'm very excited but VERY nervous. I guess knowing that my doctor needs to break my nose in three different places to fix it makes me a little uneasy but I know it's going to be so worth it. I also found out my insurance is covering the entire procedure! I do have a $300 co-insurance fee and my deductible is $500. Still, for $800, sign me up!

Date has been changed to May 21st. I'm starting to...

Date has been changed to May 21st. I'm starting to get a little nervous but none the less I'm so excited :)

Holy cow, one more week! I'm so so so nervous but...

Holy cow, one more week! I'm so so so nervous but even more excited. I'd love to hear tips from anyone on how to do well post-op. if anyone can suggest me what foods are easy to eat and what I should stay away from, and anything to help with the bruising or swelling I would appreciate it SO much! Thank you :)

Ahhh so it's done! This morning I was really...

Ahhh so it's done! This morning I was really freaking out, anesthesia scares me to death but my doctor and nurses were fantastic! When I woke up I was in a bit of pain but nothing too unbearable. They were pretty quick to give me pain killers. I can't see too well under the cast but boy does the top of my nose between my eyes look swollen. I'm a also bleeding.... A lot. But that's mostly when I have to get up. I'm drinking tons of fluids, fluids and eating ice cream. All the while I get to watch movies all day. Hopefully I'm still feeling good tomorrow! I'll be sure to keep you updated. I'm not going to put up a picture just yet since I'm bleeding a lot still but hopefully tomorrow :)

So... day 2 wasn't too bad until the evening. I...

So... day 2 wasn't too bad until the evening. I wasn't too swollen or bruised during the day but then I took a nap around 5 and woke up at 6 and it was like BOOM, my swelling doubled. I was pretty upset because I was excited that I had no problems thus far but, it happens!
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!

I don't have much time to update tonight but I did...

I don't have much time to update tonight but I did put on a picture I took of me today! I will update tomorrow hopefully.. I've been super busy!
Dr. Watson

Rate my doctor isn't quite accurate yet! Haven't gotten the surgery and have only had one short consultation!

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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