Scheduled for Septorhinoplasty on Feb 15 - Toronto, ON

I never like my nose especially as a child. At...

I never like my nose especially as a child. At school some kids used to call me vacuum, because my nose is broad at the bottom. As a teen I focused more on doing my hair different ways to keep the focus off my nose. I decided to go ahead with the surgery in Dec. and search the internet everyday trying to find a good surgeon. I met with the surgeon on Jan. 20 and felt really comfortable and trusted him right away. But He told me not to get my hopes up as the results can sometimes be subtle as I have thick skin. As long as I get a bridge and get some shape to my vaccum nose (lol) I'll be happy. I'm really nervous, anxious but mostly excited. I'm happy I found this site, I read so many stories that gave me so much confidence and piece of mind. I can't wait.

I went for my preadmit appt today, but unlike many...

I went for my preadmit appt today, but unlike many people in this blog they did not do a blood test, they said it wasn't required. I guess that's the norm in Canada. I don't know??? Better for me because i hate needles anyways... she gave me my instructions for pre and post op. and I was on my way. I'm counting down the days, I'm super excited....

My first night post-op, I'm still a little drowsy...

My first night post-op, I'm still a little drowsy and keep taking my meds every 4 hours cause I'm in pain. I wasn't able to eat all day as I feel nauseous so i just drank ginger ale. my eyes were so swollen after surgery that the nurses start applying ice to them when i was in recovery. And now I have "purplish" rings under my eyes and they are still swollen. I'm happy about the surgery because I can see the change in the shape of my nose already even with this cast, but i'm getting depressed about the way i look. i didn't know i was going to bruise so badly. I'm blessed to have such a strong support system, my 2 brothers and sister all came to stay with me and are taking care of me (as my husband works nights) that' so nice of them, they are all spending the night to make sure I'm ok and keep reassuring that i will look better shortly...

I'm on day 4 post op, and I can't look into the...

I'm on day 4 post op, and I can't look into the mirror without crying....my face is so swollen, think chipmunk. The first day was swelling in my eyes I could hardly keep them open, but now the swelling has been travelling down my face. I heard day 3 and 4 are the worse in term of swelling and bruising, well i hope so. I don't have an issue with the shape of my nose, i actually like it, what is getting to me is the face swelling and the pain....if i knew I was going to get so depressed I don;t think i would of gone through with this. Sorry for being so depressing, hopefully tomorrow Day 5 will be a better day...Goodnight
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