I’ve had a number of problems with my sinuses over the years and finally got tired of taking those steroid inhalants PLUS a pill every single day. My throat and mouth get dry and crack because of those medications, and there’s a corrective surgery to fix the issues that I’ve been having.
After much time and consideration, I went on a doctor search. Let me tell you, I saw three doctors before anyone so much as LOOKED UP MY NOSE.
I then decided there was no point in being stuck on getting the procedure. Rather than go into it thinking this was something I was going to get done no matter what — in typical Aries style — I came to a conclusion only after completing my research and finding a good doctor.
Luckily I kept looking, because I did find somebody to help me. He explained Septoplasty/turbinate reduction and what I could expect in terms of potential improvement. It was enough to outweigh the discomfort surgery may bring.
Because I’m a 12 on a vanity scale of 10, because this is L.A. and because doctors like money, there was some consideration about tinkering around with cosmetic alterations as well. In the end, I honestly couldn’t see any changes were warranted, my nose fits my face in proportion. Ultimately, I had to decide if I was doing this for the right reasons and if it was really the best option. The doctor I chose was one who told me he wouldn’t recommend any cosmetic changes, so I knew we were both on the same page.
Even after deciding to have it done, I met with him a final time with a full checklist I pulled out of my massive manbag. I got the lowdown on everything that could potentially happen, the worst case scenario, and measures that could be taken if that happened. Part of me would almost rather not know, I don’t even want to put that in my mind, but it is really important to weigh all the facts.
Today I’ll be in surgery and resting through next week. I’ve never documented anything like this before, and I’m not sure yet how it will be reflected here. If I feel like shit, I’m not about to fire up my laptop and type away; but if I’m in minimal pain and bored that’s exactly what I’ll want to do.
To be honest, I’m a little anxious. I just want to get through the surgery. After that, I know I can work myself through pain and recovery. I’m very strong willed and am going into this feeling physically and emotionally charged at 100-percent. I’m ready!
There are some big downsides, which it is really important to realize before going into surgery. This is the part that sucks. I’m already dreading not being able to go to the gym over the next 2 weeks, but there’s no saying I can’t do some no-impact yoga positions to keep my body relaxed and in tune.
Over the next few months, I’ll make a full recovery. That’s when I’ll be able to really determine how successful the operation was.
This could be my last HNT for awhile, as something tells me I’m not going to feel pretty until I’m back in peak shape. Until then…
Happy Half-Nekkid Thursday!