For years I had nicknamed my left nostril 'the...
For years I had nicknamed my left nostril 'the flapper' because upon breathing it would close. I felt I was ready to have this looked at and corrected especially since my breathing -- at night and during exercise have been becoming more difficult. I am a full time dental hygiene student in between semesters so this was the only time I could have this surgery performed. I did not want to wait until I graduated so I can find a job right away!
I think it's day four. I've pretty much lost track of time and what day it is. I'm hungry, but I can barely touch my lips together so eating is just so not desirable. I'm stir crazy. I tried to go to my neighbors house for a bit with my daughter, just to get out of my house but I ended up getting very dizzy and had nausea. So back home I went and a Percocet I took. From the neck down, I want to go outside, walk around, garden, cook or something, but my nose is giving me a giant FU.
There is not much good news, or happy updates,other than that my nose stopped leaking a couple days ago, but there is just a dull achy annoyance, not even real pain...well maybe a little. Wednesday I go in for the "big reveal" I can't wait, but the thought of having anyone touch my nose scares me!
12 days post op..
Welp. The cast is off. And I am so unbelievably numb still. I had the cast taken off last Wednesday and she removed the stitches and I nearly fainted and had to make her stop for a bit she then put tape on my nose for a couple days. I am wondering if I should still be wearing tape??? I am not sure if I am feeling pain or numbness. My tip feels so swollen and the bridge still is irritated. I am really hoping this subsides within the next week because I start my senior year of college and my daughter is starting kindergarten. Needless to say, all hell will break loose next Tuesday. Anyone with tips 2 weeks post op.. Please share! ????????????
3 weeks post op
Numb. Still. Luckily I don't have much pain in the bridge of my nose, and my main concern with having this procedure was if I could wear my loupes for school....and I can! Even with the light! I am so happy about that, it sure makes school a bit easier!
However, I still have a slight discomfort, mainly in the tip area and quite a bit of swelling. I was hoping that my nostrils would be similar in size and they are so opposite. Also I am concerned about the scar....it still looks red...how should the scar look by now?? And also the tip is quite bulbous...I knew this procedure was more septoplasty than rhinoplasty but I am not sure of my results yet...ho hum.
Nearly 2 years post op
I haven't updated since I think 3 weeks post op! Well it will be 2 years in August and I like my nose but I am having an issue with one side. Pre-op I had my left nostril close in me when I would breathe, luckily it's not doing that any more, however, sometimes I feel like I am having a hard time getting air so I have to pull on the side of my nose and the. It kind of pops, or cracks open more. It's a bit odd and can be painful when I'm trying to open my airway. I called my doctors office a few months ago and they said my surgeon doesn't work there anymore so I saw another ENT at the same office and she said to use a steroid but I dont believe they ever sent the prescription in. Also she said that she didn't see anything internally.
I'm wondering if I should get a second opinion? Would love a suggestion! I don't know where my surgeon went, and also I'd need a new referral from my primary care to a new place! Here is an updated picture!
Thanks for reading!