I had my septum repaired, turbinates made smaller and I had quite a few large cysts in several of my sinuses. One of them was a big grape size black thing. Sorry but that's how the surgeon described it to me! It got sent off to the pathologist. Quite often I had a strange smell in my nose but it wasn't so repulsive. It always smelled kind of like cigarette smoke even though I'm no where around cigarettes. For a long time I kept going room to room to see who the hell had the nerve to smoke in my house.
(I have asthma too).
I believe the hydrocordone is Lortab and that is also what I had. I didn't get anything for nausea but I didn't get nauseous. Maybe that has to do with packing?? Cuz like I said earlier, my doc doesn't use packing anymore. THANK GOD!! I also am taking an antibiotic called Levaquin for 10 days. Plus I was on it for 3 weeks before the surgery. It's freeking expensive! Glad I didn't have to pay for the whole thing! I think my last 20 Levaquin were $145.That's almost $8 a pill! Sheesh. The only other things I'm on are Entex PSE (decongestant) and saline nose spray. And I have to clean my nose out alot. The first 2 days it was about 15 times a day. I'd have to use about 20 qtips each time dipped in peroxide. Now it's pretty clean and I just swab it 2 times a day. It doesn't hurt to do that but it hurts to touch the tip of my nose on the outside. Oh, and I have stitches on the inside of one nostil because they were too small for the doc to work with.
Tonight my nasal passages seem to be clearning a bit from this morning. It's still hard to sleep because I breathe through my mouth and my throat gets sore. Plus I was intubated which also irritated the throat. I assume you were too. I garggled with salt water often, which seemed to help my throat. My nose seems to be getting down a little closer to normal size too today! YAY!!
It's not shiney and really wide like it was after surgery. I could even see the contours of it tonight!
Funny the simple things that make us happy!
I still get very tired too. Anesthesia wreeks havoc on most of us but it especially takes its toll on me because I also have narcolepsy. Today I went shopping with my hubby for 2 hours and I thought I was going to dye. I think I had a fever today though. I kept sweating really bad (even though it was about 12 degrees out today).
Oh and another good thing happened today! I smelled food cooking! That was the first time I could smell anything since Tuesday!
Hang in there. I've heard the packing is the worst thing so I'm so glad I didn't have it. (Not trying to rub it in or anything....)
I go in MOnday morning to have the splints removed from the inside of my nose. I have a feeling that's what makes the tip sore. There just like paper thin and on the inside walls of my nose. I prayed tonight that I wake up in the morning and can move air through my nose!
Let me know how you're feeling tomorrow. We can whine together.