January 26, 2006


Everything went well. I'm trying to take it easy on the Vicodan—a decision I'm almost certain to regret at some point.

I look extraordinarily ugly, of course, even if you discount the bits of dried blood under my nose and one eye. Attila the Hub got one frame off with his phone camera; I'll try to remember to post it over the next several days.

They tell me, however, that uninhibited nose-breathing can be utterly intoxicating.

Posted by Attila Girl at January 26, 2006 09:29 PM | TrackBack

Imagine so, but I have no idea no idea if that is the case or not. Good luck!

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2006 09:58 AM

so i'm curious about what the problem was. (or did i miss it?) deviated septum? if so, i have the same problem (left nostril about 90% blocked) but haven't felt the need to fix it, maybe i should reconsider?

Posted by: maggie katzen at January 27, 2006 12:01 PM

Had a nose operation for deviated septum. They sent me home and told me not to sneeze. I wasn't able to comply. I did manage to direct most of the sneeze out my mouth but blood and whining followed.

Took most of a month but I am breathing much better now and sleeping better at night too.

Posted by: Jack at January 27, 2006 01:14 PM

Yes! reconsider. Because breathing is GOOD.

Seriously, I'm all for it.

When you have that much blockage it affects things like your sleep and your general health. It could be bothering you more than you're consciously aware.

But that's just my own take, of course. Everyone has a different comfort level with these things.

Posted by: k at January 27, 2006 01:16 PM

Well, in my case both nostrils were partially blocked, since I had a deviated septum on one side and an enlarged turbinate on the other.

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 27, 2006 02:53 PM

Ah! you're up.

How are you feeling?

Posted by: k at January 27, 2006 04:35 PM

For most people, coming off the Vicodin isn't too hard. May you heal perfectly.

Posted by: John at January 27, 2006 07:36 PM

Hope you feel better. Been there did that.

Posted by: Chuck at January 27, 2006 08:22 PM

Your gums will thank you when you are fully recovered. All that mouth breathing at night leads to dry mouth, which in turn takes its toll on your teeth. Funny how all the little things add up.

Hoping your recovery goes smoothly and quickly! Save the expensive booze until your nose is 100%...You won't get the real taste until your sense of smell is back.

Posted by: Darrell at January 27, 2006 08:39 PM

The effect this has on her sleeping problems could be really interesting.

Posted by: k at January 27, 2006 09:31 PM

I had some surgical procedures and after the first pill gave up on the Vicodin. Did not like the floaty drifty disconnected feeling. But I'm such a square I don't even do recreational drugs and dislike being drunk, so there you go.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at January 30, 2006 05:33 PM

The Vicodin makes me drowsy. I'll save it for my next round of menstrual cramps, though I have to admit that I'd prefer Tylenol with codeine, precisely because it has no effect on me: I can take it and still concentrate on work. In other words, I handle codeine now like I used to handle Darvocet.

With any luck, things will stay that way. Though if I can't get codeine I'll have to resort to the Vicodan, or cannibalize my headache meds on cramp days.

Probably time to sit down with my OB-GYN and have a little discussion about hormones/pain management. (I thought I'd say it before K did.)

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 30, 2006 06:34 PM


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