Post # 1
Ok bees. On Monday the 27th I am having my rhinoplasty. I secured the credit, paid the doc, got a week off of work, my Fiance is taking the day off to take care of me, got the prescriptions. Ready to go.
I am excited and nervous, but more a bundle of excitement. I’ve thought about this for years. Thanks to all the bees who encouraged me. The best advice I got was to just do it! That I would regret not doing it sooner. With the wedding coming up it’s now or never!
So if there are any other bees who can give me any advice or anything, I’d love to hear.
I’ll keep you all updated.
Post # 3
Oh wow – good luck! Wishing you all the best with your surgery and recovery.
Post # 5
so excited for ya!!! cant wait to see pics once your healed!!! praying for a speedy recovery 😀
Post # 6
So inspiring, good for you!
Post # 7
Good luck! I hope all goes well and you feel better fast 🙂
Post # 8
you are so lucky! I want a nose job but there is no way my SO would support the idea 🙁
Post # 9
It’s not too bad!! I had one, not willingly, when I was 14 because my nose had been shattered. And it was sore a little bit and of course you have the gorgeous black eyes for a little while. But overall it’s really not bad at all! 🙂
Post # 10
I hope it goes well! I had to have two (I was 14, then 15) because I smashed my nose in when I was learning to walk and it was flat against my face growing up (Didn’t function too well for breathing, caused sleep apnea, and I constantly had sinus infections.)
Are they just lifting and stitching, or are they going to be using any silicon? If they are, you can ask if they can take cartilage from your ear instead, it has less of a risk of infection or other complications (and you totally can’t tell where it came from on the ear)
Post # 11
I have had 3! I feel like Michael Jackson… er, not really. But make sure you stock up on lots of soft food and realize you are not going to breathe through the nose (at least not well, usually they’ll put tubes up there to try to keep the passages open) for a week…. Oh and Pillows are your friend, you’ll have to sleep sitting up for several days.
Oh, and when you get the packing out afterwards…CLOSE YOUR EYES AND DON’T LOOK. Trust me on this. Seriously.
Post # 12
@heatherburks: Thanks! That puts me at ease.
@janie-janie: Really? Why? I mean that’s awesome that he loves you for you 🙂 Your whole, natural self.
@GoddessofNerdvana: Youch, that sounds painful! Glad you got that fixed… I don’t know what they’re doing, but trust me, I don’t think I need to be adding anything TO my nose, more like removing parts of it lol.
@google: That’s excellent insider info 🙂 Lol. Thanks!! I’ll definitely be sure to not look at the packing. Yuk. When do they take it out? Will it be in my nose the whole week til they take off the cast?!
Post # 13
@MissTaken: Yup, when they take the hard cast off they’ll pull the packing out and then put tape over your nose :-).
Post # 14
Good luck & I hope you have a speedy recovery!
Post # 15
I second what @lamourbleu said. Do NOT look at the packing.
I had a septoplasty and the removal of the splints/packing was the worst part. The rest was smooth sailing.
Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to see pics!