Going in for Surgery. Wish me luck!

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  1. DoubleActionCHL

    DoubleActionCHL Well-Known

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    I'm going in tomorrow (Thursday) for 'septoplasty' (surgery to correct a deviated septum). The way the doc described it, he's going to cut around the underside of my nose, flip it up like a car hood. Then he's going to cut out some bone, move the septum (bone and cartilage divider) to the center to open the airways, trim the turbinates, add cartilage splints to open the nostrils, close the hood and sew the whole thing up.

    Sounds like fun!!! He says I'll be out of pocket for about a week. I'll have black eyes for a month or so.

    I'm HOPING, when it's all said and done, I can get a good night's sleep for the first time in years.
     


  2. Big country

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    Good luck! :happy0001:
     
  3. txinvestigator

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    Wow, good luck man!
     
  4. dee

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    Thoughts and preyers are with you good luck.
     
  5. dbgun

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    Good luck with your surgery. I'm going in for a heart catheterization in a few weeks and probably have a stent put in. Had one put in 3 years ago.

    I'm sure you'll come out fine.
     
  6. juwaba98

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    Good luck!

    Make sure you come up with a good backstory for those blackeyes. Should be a lot of mileage to be had there.
     
  7. MadMo44Mag

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    Good luck!!
    If they start to prep a little to far south, verify you are in the correct operating theater!:rofl:
     
  8. Starker

    Starker Active Member

    You'll be fine. I had that done about a year ago. I didn't end up having black eyes. The worst thing about it is the packing. You will be breathing through your mouth for a while. :eek:
     
  9. DCortez

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    Good Luck.
     
  10. 40Arpent

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    Best wishes!
     

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