Nada (queensugar) wrote in thequestionclub,

Septoplasty Recovery

Good evening nose surgery survivors of TQC!

I am now about 36 hours post-op from my septoplasty and caudal deflection correction. When I woke up from the general anesthetic, I was all "LULZ! PIECE OF CAKE! WHATTA JOKE!" and felt great all afternoon and evening. I was mostly just annoyed they were making me stay overnight in hospital.

WELL, starting at about 10 p.m. last night, the swelling, nose-crusties, bleeding, pain and general misery kicked in. I spent the worst night of my life in hospital, and am now home and more or less intermittently drugged and totally uncomfortable.

I get my splints out on Thursday. I've been misting my nose with spray as directed by my surgeon. In the meantime, any advice from TQC? If you had a septo / rhinoplasty, did you find any little tricks to minimize the discomfort or crusting or nasal blockaging? Tips? Tricks? Sympathy stories?

P.S. y'all were right about the general anesthesia -- super cool, not worth how terrified I was about it.

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