Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Final Countdown

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Okay, so I’m having surgery tomorrow morning and I’m an absolute wreck. I’ve never had surgery (unless you count my C-section) and the thought of the recovery period and the pain has just got me all wound-up.

I’m having a septoplasty and turbinate reduction–the doc is also correcting a collapsed nostril on my right side. Sounds fun, huh?

The doc says my nose looks pretty much just like the one in the photo above. Out of a possible 10 for “messed up,” he says my nose is a 9+.

I’ll be out-of-it for a few days–probably close to a week. If splints are inserted during the surgery, I’ll be back in the doc’s office in three to five days to have those removed–big ouch! The swelling and general pain should last about three weeks. At six weeks, I should be able to tell how well the surgery worked. Total recovery time, according to my doc, will be four months.

I sure hope all this will be worth it!!

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