||[Nov. 1st, 2006|12:45 am]
Well, if we were doing anything for Halloween I could make a most impressive show. After nasal surgery this afternoon I’m wearing something called a “moustache bandage”, and it’s sopping up blood at a good clip (when I’m not spitting it out.) Gore fest! The surgery (my specialist claims that I’ll be able to breath through my nose after repair of a deviated septum and polyp removal) went well. I have shims in my nose, I’m told. After an initial mixup in which the nurse who checked me out of the surgery center told me I’d already gotten pain meds (should it hurt this much?) we called and sorted that out and the meds are doing their job.
So this weekend, if I look like somebody slugged me, it’s just the roto-rooter nose job. In the meantime, I’m resting comfortably. Though I scoff at the idea that I’ll be able to breath through my nose.