Day Two

I am scheduled to have an open rhinoplasty done...

I am scheduled to have an open rhinoplasty done seventeen days from now during my high-school spring intersession. I have never been teased or bullied but instead have decided to have the procedure done since I am self-conscious and feel it isn't proportional to my facial features. I have read a number of blogs and watched several YouTube videos on experiences which have helped me gain an overall idea of what I should expect and how to prep. Although this will be my first time under anesthesia, which is worrying to some, (especially my mother) I am confident the operation will go well since I am comfortable with my surgeon and the communication over my expectations. I have considered this practice since a very young age but never mentioned it to a family member / friend until 04/2012 then eventually my mother scheduled a consultation Jan/2013 where a date was set. I purchased items I found necessary for the "after," including:


CLOTH TAPE, LITER WATER BOTTLE, STRAWS, SALINE SPRAY, VASELINE, CLEANSING WIPES, GAUZE PADS, STOOL SOFTENER, CUTIPS, SLIPPERS, EAR PLUGS, TYLENOL, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, SUNBLOCK.

Being only ten days away from surgery has me...

Being only ten days away from surgery has me browsing the web for tips and advice instead of doing research for an English 1302 extensive essay - but this is a significant change and entirely worth a bland paper! As an extension to the shopping list - here is the second part, thanks to comments and other blogs. If you'd like to add something to the list, please comment.

SALTINE CRACKERS, SOUPS, YOGURT, PROTEIN SHAKES, U-SHAPED PILLOW, NEOSPORIN, AIRBORNE, ARNICA, JUICE.

I've been trying to avoid posting since it can be both repetitive and a bit useless since I haven't undergone the procedure - but I have a few questions I have been wanting to ask RealSelf users!

Did you have a rhinoplasty between the ages 16-18? If not, what age and why did you find it appropriate then? How was the experience? What change(s) did this procedure bring into your life? (especially among family and friends.) Pain scale: 1-5? When did bruising and most of the swelling go away? How long did you sleep with your head tilted under a wedge pillow? What do you recommend?

I'll try updating my review after surgery today,...

I'll try updating my review after surgery today, if not, tomorrow! I am so excited and can't believe the day is here! Wish me luck!

I've just been released and am not in any pain!...

I've just been released and am not in any pain! I'll update the details of the procedure in a little while!

On the day of surgery, my mom and I went in at...

On the day of surgery, my mom and I went in at 7:30am where a nurse took us into a small room and started an IV. Eventually, around noon, I went into the operating room in a wheelchair. The anesthesiologist was being very funny and before I knew it I woke up in my room with absolutely no pain. Staying at the hospital overnight was the best since the nurses would come in very often, but when it was time to sleep, I was restless. I came home yesterday and have just been trying to relax. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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