Monday, June 6, 2011

13.5 hours til Nose Op!

argh!!  I'm terrified!  This is why I've put it off for so many years...and I'm paying the price.

My ears are so sore today and nose almost completely blocked so I know this really can't wait for even one more day.

I'm having a septoplasty, turbinate reduction and FESS on my left maxillary sinus which has something breeding in it. ewww. 

Today has been frantic getting washing and cleaning done...pre-ironing Max's school shirts...emergency knee patches on an almost new pair of pyjamas (NOT HAPPY MAX!)

We're sleeping over at my sister's place tonight since her house is about halwayd between ours and the hospital and we have to BE THERE at 6:45am.  YUCK!

Max will stay with her tomorrow so it's the easiest option for all of us.

Now all that's left is to convince the anaesthetist that it's really in his best interest not to put me to sleep.

Will update here once I;m out of theatre!


  1. Good luck, it's scary I know. I had my first ever anesthetic last year at the ripe old age of 45 and I was terrified that I'd die on the table. Needless to say I didn't, and you won't either! From your description of your op, I really don't think you want to be awake for it, take the drugs :o).

  2. My husband had the septoplasty and removal of polyps in April. The first couple days were rough, but things steadily improved after that. I am amazed you want to be awake, but if that is what you want, I hope the anaesthetist will cooperate. Hoping you have a speedy recovery--and take those pain pills! You'll need them for the first few days!