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  • #16
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    I am one miserable S.O.B. right now, and don't wish this on anyone!

    They had to take more bone out on the right side than what they thought. The pain was moderate, but the most annoying thing is that my teeth hurt like hell!! I asked the Doctor what that had to do with anything, and he said "the sinus can affect the teeth" or some crap like that. I did slightly wake up during the procedure (eyes closed though) and I remember them pulling and prodding like they were sending the K-50 into my nostril, and I remember saying "Ouch" and the doctor said something..and out I went again.

    Having an occasional nose bleed all day long now is extremely annoying. It's hard to eat because of my teeth hurting and the splints in my nose. I never had a broken nose or anything like that, but this whole ordeal is a b*tch.

    10 days is the earliest I can actually "try" to work, but after 5 I might just ride around in the truck with pops...we will see.

    But thanks everyone for the well wishes as it truly means a lot to me.

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    • #17
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      Hang in there it can only get better.

      Mark
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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      • #18
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        Flux, the worst is behind you and Mark is right. Every passing day will lead you away from the trauma of surgery and towards the healing. If you can't eat solid food, be sure to drink, water, soup, maybe a protein shake which will give your body the nutrition it needs. Please don't be in a hurry to get moving too soon, bouncing around in a truck probably will not do you any good. Did the doctor tell you to use compresses, ice, pain meds? Now is not the time to be a tough guy, take care of yourself, and rest! Best of luck. Frank

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        • #19
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          Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
          26+6=1

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          • #20
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            One day down Fluxors

            Three days more you'll be kicking the barn door down.

            No water heater squats next week buddy

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            • #21
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              Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
              Flux, the worst is behind you and Mark is right. Every passing day will lead you away from the trauma of surgery and towards the healing. If you can't eat solid food, be sure to drink, water, soup, maybe a protein shake which will give your body the nutrition it needs. Please don't be in a hurry to get moving too soon, bouncing around in a truck probably will not do you any good. Did the doctor tell you to use compresses, ice, pain meds? Now is not the time to be a tough guy, take care of yourself, and rest! Best of luck. Frank
              It's weird...I can't open my mouth too far because of the splints in my nose. The pain is pretty much gone this morning, but my nose is sore. The main thing was my teeth hurting like hell yesterday...pain like I never felt before.

              I'm actually antsy at this moment and ready to go back to work right now, but I know that's not going to happen. I don't want to do anything that will force me back into the hospital, cause I was being stupid. It's gonna be tough when I do go back to work, cause I'll be out of my groove and will feel lazy from laying around for 10 days. Frank...be glad you never went through this procedure...I wouldn't wish this on my worse enemy.

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              • #22
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                Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                One day down Fluxors

                Three days more you'll be kicking the barn door down.

                No water heater squats next week buddy
                Actually Adam...the powermate we bought a few months ago has been the one squatting water heaters for me. Best piece of equipment we ever bought.

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                • #23
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                  Flux, if you dont mind me asking, what lead to this surgery? Symtoms? I have had issues with my sinus' for a long time, but never have gone to a nose/throat doctor. A lot of the issues I think stem from a shotty tonsillectomy when I was a child, or from just waiting too long to have them removed.

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                  • #24
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                    Flux, when the surgery is personal to you it's always a serious event. Pain and healing are difficult to compare depending on person and procedure. When I was five years old I had a ruptured appendix, almost killed me, I had another ten operations and by the time I was seven I weighed 28lbs and could not walk. It took many years until I got healthy enough to exercise and lead any kind of normal life, then right before I got married I had a serious intestinal blockage. Two major surgeries where they removed some small intestine resulted in adhesions which bother me to this day. I could not eat or drink anything for 5 weeks in the hospital and my gut was held together with steel wire. I don't wish pain on anyone, but you will heal relatively fast and strong. You will be better than before and that's amazing. The nose is a very tender area and I can only imagine what you are going through, try to be patient the work will still be there. Take care. Frank

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                    • #25
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                      My wife had a similar surgery 10 years ago for a deviated septum. May not have been as severe as what you had but she was in pain for couple of weeks mostly because I was the one taking the percocets she can breathe much better now. Her doctor had packing in there for nearly a week. Having that removed was the most painful thing she had ever felt. Not to mention how gross it was. Why did the doctor not use packing? Risk of infection?

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                      • #26
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                        Heal slowly! be patient!!!!!

                        I understand you're getting anxious and you may have a good day where you feel ready to go
                        BUT.... the exterior wounds will heal faster than the work done on the interior!

                        Rushing things may cause damage and/or disrupt the healing process thus you having
                        complications and other challenges later on.

                        Sit back watch the science channel and relax and listen to your doctor

                        DO NOT RUSH IT

                        No one will call you lazy honest!
                        If the doctor says two weeks listen to him and take the two weeks


                        Cactus Man

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by Alphacowboy View Post
                          Flux, if you dont mind me asking, what lead to this surgery? Symtoms? I have had issues with my sinus' for a long time, but never have gone to a nose/throat doctor. A lot of the issues I think stem from a shotty tonsillectomy when I was a child, or from just waiting too long to have them removed.
                          Over the last few years, I've had problems breathing out of my nose. My right nostril was the one that always seem to be clogged, and I suffered with it for years! I never once had a sinus infection, and I never had allergies. So I finally went to an ENT to get him to check it out, cause all of a sudden I had a snoring problem over the past couple of years. So the doctor looks up my nose and says..."You must of gotten bopped on the nose sometime in your life". Well I was never punched in the nose, and I told him "I don't recall anything". But he could see my nose was slightly crooked, and there was a bone leaning up against my septum...partially blocking it. He also said he saw some small polyps and a cyst there as well.

                          So when I went home that night and told my dad about the doctor saying I must of gotten hit in the nose, and my dad brought up the fact I was in an auto accident many years ago, and I got punched in the face with the air bag. Let me tell ya..it felt like Mike Tyson punched me in the face, when the air bag went off!

                          Anyways, it went from the doctor wanting to clear out the right nostril...to all of a sudden doing the left nostril as well. The main thing that's hurting me is the bone they took out, and the freaking splints in my nose. I am sooooo congested right now, and I can't blow my nose cause I also have stitches in as well. I literally want to rip my nose off my face right now...it's freaking annoying! I'm a pretty tough guy and can deal with pain...but this is just over the top annoying right now. I've been pissing and moaning like a little b*tch all day today. I have 9 more days to go with these freaking splints in...and lot's more congestion!

                          Alpha, everyone who has had this type of surgery has told me that they felt 10000 times better when it was all over. There are many reasons to get this procedure done, some not as worse as me and some that are far worse. Normally people go in there for deviated septum's, which brought on sinus infections. Mine was mostly a bone(ouch) problem...along with the other minor things going on in there.

                          As I sit here right now...I would say to you "f that don't do the surgery", but that's me just being a big freaking baby cause of what I'm going through. I literally can't put into words what I'm going through right now, all I can say is...I'm suffering! But I know in the end everything will be fine and well worth it.

                          If you suffer from breathing through your nose or sinus problems...get it checked out. I couldn't take my right nostril always clogging anymore...so I decided to have it fixed. An ENT (Ears-Nose-Throat specialist) is who you want to go to.

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                          • #28
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                            Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                            My wife had a similar surgery 10 years ago for a deviated septum. May not have been as severe as what you had but she was in pain for couple of weeks mostly because I was the one taking the percocets she can breathe much better now. Her doctor had packing in there for nearly a week. Having that removed was the most painful thing she had ever felt. Not to mention how gross it was. Why did the doctor not use packing? Risk of infection?
                            This doctor didn't believe in "packing" and after reading discussions online about how painful it was to remove that packing..I'm glad I don't have that. This doctor put a drip pad under my nose, and used splints to keep the area open. There was a little more to my surgery than your wife's because mine involved the removal of bone, but I'm sure your wife suffered as I am right now.

                            The nurse asked me yesterday if I wanted Tylenol with codeine or percocet's and I chose the percocet's!!!

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                            • #29
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                              Ya know guys, that's true what they say about men. If we are sick or have to go to the hospital we are big babies! But if we get into a fist fight or get cut or hurt at work...we don't say a word! How many times have we cut our selves up at work and band-aid the freaking thing up...and go back at it.

                              I told my wife today...I will absolutely feel sorry for you when you deliver our first child. I don't envy women 1 bit!!

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                              • #30
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                                Flux... Damn dude, you hit my issues right on the nose... Pun intended! I never had allergy issues until 4-5 years ago, well 7 years ago I got hit in the face by a 3"x3" piece of 1/4" walled steel tubing, 3 years ago I hit myself in the nose with a 1/2" socket wrench and 2 years ago a piece of 3/4" plywood to the nose. Not to mention last fall taking a face first plunge to the tile floor off the porcelain throne after a bought of the flu and dehydration caught me off guard and passed out from low blood pressure. I'm going to guess that my nose is f-d up! LOL. I can handle most pain, but mouth and nose pain put me over the edge!

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