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Nose surgery scheduled for Friday. What to expect?(7 posts)

Nose surgery scheduled for Friday. What to expect?Elefantino
Dec 10, 2001 12:27 PM
The last part of the puzzle to my July accident takes place on Friday when they rebuild my broken sniffer. It will be nice to breathe out of both nostrils after not being able to for five months.

They say I should be good to go again in about two weeks, which leaves me 10 days to get ready for my Jan. 8 return to the road.

Anyone else have a nose job recently? What should I expect?
Nose job? Don't you mean trunk? ;-) (nm)js5280
Dec 10, 2001 1:32 PM
You'll look like me. nmMichael Jackson
Dec 10, 2001 1:39 PM
sore trunk. d'oh!...Js Haiku Shop
Dec 10, 2001 1:48 PM
no clue, but an aunt had a nosejob way back in the day (80s)...i think i remember them stuffing either her nasal cavity or sinuses with reefer either during or after the surgery, not sure why. she was in bandages for awhile and didn't make a big deal out of the whole process, and she's a big wuss, so i'll assume it's not all that bad.

good luck on your final step! good to see that you're progressing closer and closer to being back in one piece (in the same shape it was in to begin with!). i can only imagine how excited you are to have this all behind you...
re: Nose surgery scheduled for Friday. What to expect?MikeC
Dec 10, 2001 1:56 PM
I'm sure things are better now, but I had nose surgery in the early 1980's to fix a nose that had been busted up from continuing to play rugby after I became too slow.
Sorry to tell you this, but it was just about the most miserable recuperation I've had in my entire life. I remember brutal headaches, and having to snort cupfulls of warm salt water for a week or so afterward.
However, in your case, it sounds a lot less traumatic than everything else you've gone through!
What to expect? Some really awsome pharmaceuticalscyclinseth
Dec 10, 2001 4:31 PM
If they're putting you fully under, they'll give you some totally groovy sedatives (ask for the sub-lingual kind) to whack you out for pre-surgery. Then ask for a bottle of vicodin for pain afterwards. That stuff kicks ass!!!
re: Nose surgery scheduled for Friday. What to expect?LLSmith
Dec 11, 2001 4:45 AM
I had some nasal surgery a couple of years back. I had a sleep study done and they found out I was only getting air through my right nasal passage. This was causing me to open my mouth while sleeping.It was not the worst thing that has ever happened to me, but depending on what all they do you will probably be in some discomfort.It should be a distant memory by 01/08/02.