Friday, July 1, 2011

A week later...

So it's been over a week since my septoplasty and I had my splints taken out on Wednesday morning. When I got there the nurse saw me and said "Oh my gosh, this is the most painful part." All I could think was I should have brought my leftover Tylenol 3 with me and popped one while I was waiting for the doctor. Naturally, he says this to me before I sit in the room for 25 minutes staring at the instruments that are about to go up my nose. Good thing he took my blood pressure right away before I had time to process anything....

Oh and before I forget to mention this gem, he asked if my nose was that big before the surgery. I think he was trying to ask if it was still swollen, but as a person with a shall we say, strong Polish nose, I wanted to hit him. I told him no it was still slightly swollen and then he remembered uh duh the splints are still in, which add to the size, or apparently girth.

So finally the doctor comes in, and I love this guy, he's truly the best. I also love that he wasted no time and got right down to business, he also realized I didn't want to talk about it, I just wanted him to do it. Telling me that the splint is the entire length of my nose does not change the fact that it needs to come out. After it was removed he asked if I was ok, if I was lightheaded or anything and all I could respond with was, "I had twins, this was nothing" and it was so true.

I don't know about you other MoM's, but my pain scale has changed since having the kids. Now when I'm asked to rate my pain from 1-10, 10 being the worst pain ever (um hi contractions), I tend to low ball things. I could probably cut off my finger and be like "Yeah, that's a 6, 7 tops".

Since the splints have been removed I'm finally getting back to normal. I still have to be careful not to hit my nose, obviously, and still cannot blow my nose like a normal person. I also cannot let the destruction team (Aaron and Jill) redo what they did per doctor's orders. Yes, my doctor calls them the destruction team and I think that's fabulous. Here's a photo of me and Jill from tonight, I don't think I look any different, obviously since it was all internal:

I'm sure if I put up a before photo that would help, but that would also require me finding a photo of me in the same pose. So not happening tonight.

I hope you all have a fabulous and safe weekend! Don't forget what this weekend is really about!

1 comment:

The Lane Family said...

I am glad you are feeling better and that the splints are out!!I have to laugh about the doctor calling them "the destruction team" because having twins myself they do think of EVERYTHING!!!

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