My new nose! You guys! OMG! Yah, I know. Its not much different than my old nose (as seen here).
I’m gonna be Captain Obvious and admit these images are majorly color corrected (and one of them looks a little out of focus). I’m not a professional self-portrait taker over here. Thanks to the surgery, here’s something I am — a former mouth breather! No longer am I teetering on the brink of hyperventilation. Air flow is a good thing.
While recovering, I could not wear my reading glasses so I didn’t get online the entire week. That was major. The Internet is pretty much my life; where I work and play. I might go mental (ok, even more mental) if I ever have to do that again.
Thankfully my BFF gave me the first three seasons of ‘Dexter’ on DVD on my birthday, which I watched in its entirety. My eyes are only bad up close, so TV was (and is always) my friend. Turns out a show about a serial killer only further endeared me to those who violently punish wrongdoers, no matter how fucking psycho the notion seems. I mean, some people (fictional or otherwise) really have it coming.
During my time on the couch, I learned a few things, like how to sneeze out of my mouth. I was in so much pain I wouldn’t have considered otherwise. The bitch of it all is that I still can’t blow my nose, which is the only thing I’ve wanted to do since the surgery.
Gross moment! When they cut up the inside of your nose they have to put splints up in there to seperate the two sides of the nasal passage. Otherwise they could swell up and stick together. When my doc finally took those out, they were as long as my pinky finger, covered in black crusty blood. It was disgusting and I had to share.
To anyone considering an elective operation: DO YOUR RESEARCH! While I was prepared in that I took time off work, stocked up on tissues and medication, plus had something to occupy my time; I had no idea I’d be so fucked up in the meanwhile.
The result, however, has already proven to be worth it. In my case at least it has been a dramatic improvement. Finally! I can breathe!