Recovery

I had surgery this morning.  Septoplasty and corbolation (spelling?) of turbinates.  What it means is they chopped up and straightened out my septum and cut down the size of the turbinates on either size.  Vicodin is kicking in, but I think I’ll take the full dose next time.  Still feeling some of the pain.  Was really miserable earlier.  I was at the surgery center for about 4 hours, but was only knocked out for about 1 hour or so and the surgery took just over 30 minutes.  There’s a good amount of bleeding still, but not gushing.  Just steady that clots and goes away for a bit but comes back whenever I swallow too hard or move too much.  Got a nice chunk of gause taped on the underside of my nose that I’ve had to change about every 30 minutes so far.

Bleeding should stop almost completely by tomorrow and definitely by Sunday.  Planning on going back to work Tuesday or Wednesday.  Will probably just make a brief appearance to school Monday/Tuesday to get assignments, maybe just Tuesday and not at all Monday though.  We’ll see.

Anyway, my throat is killing me from the tube that was stuffed down it (for oxygen).  Been downing a ton of water and cranberry juice.  Peeing by the gallon.

I’ve got some splints inside my nose to help the septum heal properly.  Can’t really feel them, but my nose is a stuffy/bloody mess, so who knows.  Those come out in a week.  After that, I should start breathing a lot better fairly quickly.

Good thing is, no bruising and my nose only looks *slightly* swollen on the outside.  So once I can ditch the bandages, I won’t have to worry about looking like I just got beat up.  Which by the way, right after I woke up from surgery, it felt like I was punched in the face.  By the time I got home it felt more like I was punched in the face by Mike Tyson, my whole face was pretty sore.  I think the dry mouth/throat is the worst part of it all.  That and the fact that my nose feels like I have the worst cold you could ever imagine (super stuffy).

That’s all for now.

Jay

Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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