done and dusted
well i lived to tell the tale, now for the recovery...ps i look like a pig atm, but i know it is swelling so i'm not letting myself get down about it. Just glad it's over... the surgery was a breeze! don't know what i was stressing about lol!
days two and three...
OK so i'm feeling quite good today, not wearing the drip pad anymore as just minor discharge, sleeping quite well with my U pillow and still NO pain. Love the cool comfort of Arnica gel, very soothing on face and around nose. Top lip still very swollen and stiff, still worried about whats under this splint? trying not to obsess about though! Starting to be able to breathe a bit through my nose so swelling must be levelling out, very crusty with dry blood though, but too scared to clean it as only internal stitches and scared of dislodging one, plus the nurse specifically said, NO CLEANING, NO WIPING, NO TOUCHING....UNDERSTOOD!!! yep, i got it! I look like a cross between a monkey and a pig right now lol and remember i paid good money to look this way! I know the tip is higher than it will be (whew) as it has tape pulling it up at the moment...Got to be rational about this right! Fools and old women judge things half done, heard that somewhere so i'm using it :)
Finally, the day is here, cast off day, it's been a long week.
Well here it is, the day i've been waiting for. It's been a long BORING week...i mean you can only watch so much t.v. and sleep right. I'm not feeling happy with the look of my nose so far, it does look too high atm and over-rotated, but hoping that will drop slightly...i'm also very worried about the projection and profile, but whatever the outcome i will have to live with it! I think i am more nervous today than i was on surgery day, but can't wait to come home and have a proper shower and hair wash! So wish me luck...here i go...EEEEP
Just got home, feels a bit weird...
Wow, bit of a shock having cast off. Nose is still very swollen but awesome to have it off and be able to very gentle wash my face. Skin on my nose is a bit leather like and my nostrils are still assymetrical but Dr says that will settle down with time. Much straighter and shorter from front view, side view actually seems bigger in projection at tip than previously?? what do you guys think? Anyway at least i can go to the shop now, bruising clearing up nicely. Still got dry blood in my nose but Dr says lots of stitches so leave it be...grrr, annoying
Before and afters...
Still not sure, so for myself decided to do some before and afters, i know the tip stays swollen the longest, i know it's only 9 days from actual surgery, i know i'm being obsessive but i can't seem to focus on anything else at the moment...
17 Mar 2015
11 months post
Well, no pics today, will load some soon just need to take them first...still not happy :( my tip is still too pointy and my columnella is still hanging down too far.
There is a dent in the left side of my nose which my surgeon says is scar tissue which can be released? and I still have a large skin flap inside of my left nostril which makes breathing difficult. My surgeon says he can fix all in 10 Minutes lol...just waiting to hear back what the hospital/anaesthetic fee will be?
TIME FOR A TOUCH UP
Well its been over a year now and i'm still not completely happy :( my tip is still too pointy...I have a dent on the side of my nose...scar tissue I believe and restricted breathing on that same side.
My surgeon has said he could fix all in about 10minutes?
in the rooms at surgery?
I am just waiting to find out what exactly that means...in terms of sedation and time off work required.
The cost to me is very minimal so I am keen to see what he can do. He said I could probably go back to work after just a weekend off. Sounds too good to be true?
Has anyone out there had a minor tweak under local anaesthetic? I can't say iv'e heard any stories as yet so please share if you have. Not sure if i'm being silly here or not :)
HERE WE GO AGAIN
OK so now I have booked....Friday 7th August it is yikes again.
Done under local only, surgery to take no longer than 30 minutes and apparently I can drive afterwards. I have a feeling not much can be done like this but hey, miracles do happen.
Should be interesting if not very scary!!! I am convincing myself that it will be much like having a tooth pulled :) has anyone had this and lived to tell the tale? lol just kidding, but please share and wish me luck...this is IT, never again = my pact with myself.