When I was a child, my brother and I were playing a game where we would run in opposite directions really fast towards the wall. The goal was to stop right before hitting the wall. I hit the wall though. Hard. My parents just hugged me and said to be careful. My nose grew strangely since then. I ended up with a very boney hump that is sharp and kinda painful. On top of that, I ended up with a crooked nose which has resulted in a deviated septum. I was never totally sure if I had actually broken my nose that night when I was a child, but today, it was confirmed that my nose had definitely been broken.
I had made an appointment with my GP in order to get referred to an ENT. My friend had actually warned me beforehand of an ENT he had recently been referred to (he and I have the same GP) and visited... And told me his experience was far from pleasant. He then sent me a link to a review site (not this one) where tons of people mentioned how horrible this ENT was. So I was so grateful to have been given this information beforehand because my GP was gonna refer me to the same guy! I asked if he could refer me to someone else. He had a bit of a half smile as though maybe he'd had other patients who needed a second referral after seeing this guy lol. Either way, he said no problem.
I got allittle letter in the mail a few days later saying my appointment had been scheduled for january 9th (today) and I was like, wow... That was quicker than I expected since I had seen my doc at the end of November, I believe. So now, I had the name (cuz I forgot the name after I left my doctor's office) now to look up on the rate website. It seemed as though there were a lot of negative reviews as well... But I was like, well.. Can't do anything about it now. So today was finally the day. I prepared myself for a cold, arrogant, grumpy old geezer. I had also written up an list of questions to ask so I wouldn't forget anything! To my surprise... My pleasant surprise... He was a very nice man! He seemed cheery and very educated... And he answered every single question and didn't seem like I was bothering him. He checked my nose to see how bad the septum was deviated, as well, he pointed out all the signs of a broken nose. I had em all :/, but this turned out to be a great thing!
I live in Canada. We all know Canada health care system. But I wasn't sure if they could do a septo-rhinoplasty covered completely with sask health. I prepared for him to say only the septoplasty would be covered, and the rhinoplasty could be done at a lower cost... Like how it is in the states (where I'm originally from)... But I hadn't even gotten to that question just yet. He was telling me what he would do to my nose. That he would align the septum, and then go in and shave the hump. I almost jumped out of my seat and hugged him! Especially when he said that since it was a result of trauma and was causing breathing problems, that it would be completely covered. I was like "you'll shave the hump???" he then said "oh, you don't want me to remove the hump?" I said "YES, I was HOPING you could!!!" Lol! But ya, he was awesome, and honest.. I asked him questions about the anesthetic he'd be using, and how I'm terrified of getting sick from it. He told me that general anesthesia has changed and become less nauseating. He even told me how that was achieved, and educated me quite a bit. Then we talked about anti-emetics and how I can't take gravel cuz it makes me feel very tense and I end up feeling worse. He told me there are a few different meds they can offer me. He did tell me something that made me anxious, but i'm glad he was honest. He said that I *will* throw up probably only once due to bloody dripping down into my throat and into my stomach. He said I won't really feel nauseated, but I'll throw up and feel better. I guess he's never heard of emetophobia, lol. But anyways, I'm nervous about it... Has anyone experienced this? Anyways, regardless, I decided to go ahead and put my name of the waiting list. That's Canada for ya, lol. But hey, it's free... Can't complain. The wait is 6 months, roughly, and he said they'll send me a letter a month ahead of time. I don't know many people who have gotten their noses worked on... Except my one friend who actually was operated on by this same doctor (same friend who warned me of the other doctor).... But he was a young teen, and he also has crohn's disease. He had sinus surgery ad apparently had rare complications. When he had told me this (once I knew who my ENT was), I was like, oh great! But he assured me it wasn't the doc's fault. So, ya... I'm so nervous though! I would like to hear some experiences about right after surgery... Cuz I know most people don't write about it, and I don't know if it's because they don't think it's relevant, or cuz it just didn't happen to them. But it's driving me crazy,