I swear this must feel like a broken nose does. But I get ahead of myself.
Surgery went like clockwork. Arrived there right on time, signed all of the "I won't sue you" papers, and then went into the back while Jamie waited outside in the very nicely furnished waiting room.
Got to put on one of those horrible patient gowns and the hair thingy, and then they took all my vitals, gave me a local lidocaine shot for my IV, and then had the Anesthesiologist talk to me. After that, they told me they were going to give me diprivan (a drug my mom the ICU nurse swears by for knocking people out) and said they were going to start me on some drugs to get me relaxed. They wheeled me down the hall as I was telling them what I do for a living, and next thing I know, surgery is over and I'm awake again. Great stuff, that diprivan.
Of course, I had just had full anesthesia, my septum chopped up and relocated, my nasal concha bones ground down (I think that's right), and three sinuses puffed up, not to mention being intubated for the procedure. Oh, and they stick to giant flattish tampons deep up your nose to staunch bleeding.
In short, I felt like absolute shit. So after much vicodin (remember, drugs don't affect me well, so instead of happy, i just get less grumpy), and a ton of pudding and ice cream, I made it through yesterday just fine. Changed the gauze on my nose once an hour to catch all the dripping, which has mostly abated by now, especially since I got to pull those things out of my nose when I got up this morning.
So that's my experience so far. Still can't move around too fast or look down very well (I have to pee sitting down like a girl, dammit, or god knows what I would hit), but my recovery seems to be pretty textbook so far. I just hope I'm feeling well enough to work Monday, although lord knows I will be staying in my office and moving like a grandpa.
Thanks for all the support y'all, it means a lot to me :)
PS. Thanks to Jibrelle for letting me borrow Peter Gabriel Videos.
Current Music: Peter Gabriel - Washing of the Water