Thursday, September 22, 2011

6 Week Follow Up Appointment

My six week follow up appointment was pretty uneventful, which is good!  Dr. Haas felt the bone in my nose, asked if the odor went away (it did, thank God!), and told me everything looked good.  He asked if I liked the way it looks (I do!), the nurse took my picture again, and they told me to call for one more appointment at the 1-year mark.  Before I left though, we went through some of the pictures on his laptop... I swear it's like the paparazzi every time I go there.  First was my before picture, then there was a picture of the day I got the splint off, and then there was the picture they took of me when I went in to get the odor checked out.  And then... OMG.  A picture I hadn't seen before and didn't even know was taken.  It was a picture of the bone and cartilage that was removed from my nose, held up to a ruler.  It was slightly horrifying, yet interesting.  I can't remember the exact measurement, but I remember Dr. Haas saying, "You had a pretty big hump on your nose" as he scrolled to the next picture.

Should I call and ask them to email it to me?  Would that be a gross thing to post on my blog, or does it go with the territory?

48 comments:

  1. i love your blog and am going to get rhinoplasty this summer and i'm very nervous!! my biggest concern is waking up from the anesthesia. is it really that bad? did you feel nauseous? also was it very hard to get used to breathing out of your mouth?

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  2. Well, I may not be the best person to ask because the nurse referred to me as a "happy drunk," but I was feeling great when I woke up! I think I even suggested to my surgeon that we should be Facebook friends. Buuutttt... A few years ago when I had my wisdom teeth extracted, I was a total psychopath when I woke up. In about a 30 second span, I went from smiling, to crying, to singing Tim McGraw, to trying to kick in the windshield, and then I took my shirt off in front of my dad. So yeah... But hey, on the bright side, no nausea whatsoever!

    As far as mouth breathing goes, if it's the only way you can breathe, you do it without thinking about it, just like breathing normally through your nose.

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  3. I think you should post the pictures! But I might not be the majority.

    Shell- Everyone is different, I know personally I have a really hard time coming out of anesthesia, but other people are fine.

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  5. Did you have general Anesthesia? I have read that alot of people get a sore throat, did you have any of that?

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  6. Kate,

    Was this a closed or open surgery? Did you instruct the doctor on what you wanted or let him handle it? Was there any tip work done?

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  10. Kate you are hilarious, I'm 3.5 days away from mine and scouring the net looking for things I already know and then I found this!! had me laughing out loud,

    I too am a happy drunk so quite looking forwad to that bit, what I am now terrified about is the smell!! didnt sign up to that, :)

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  11. Thanks for all the great info! I'm getting a rhinoplasty on july 3rd 2012. I feel more prepared for it after reading your blog. Thanks a ton!!
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  12. I have read you blog, and following your story is very interesting. Your story will help others who want to get the same procedure. By the way, you nose does look better post operation. It complements your face so well. True enough, information is best given by the one who’s been through the process.

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