February 03, 2006

Is This What It's Like, Being Normal?

I got the stents out today; therefore the blood and snot flow have slowed down, and . . .


I mean, deep breaths. With my mouth closed. And it takes very little effort. It doesn't make a whole lot of noise, either.

Oxygen is my friend.

Maybe Attila the Hub and I should move into a little trailer, so I can give the house to my ENT doctor/surgeon, as a small token of my appreciation.

Alternatively, I might simply send him a box of candy or a basket of fruit. (No flowers: too many allergic people go through his office.) That might be an easier sell around the household.

Posted by Attila Girl at February 3, 2006 03:06 PM | TrackBack

I found your blog because I was having the same problems you were having with Blogger back in September. Looks like they healed themselves without surgical intervention.

I hope your surgery heals fabulously and that life just gets better and better.

Posted by: Aviatrix at February 3, 2006 04:54 PM

Oh my gracious!


Have you slept yet? No, of course not. Ate anything? Looked for any of those flowers to smell?

This is SO EXCITING! I can't STAND it!!!

I am SO GLAD you did this!

Okay. Quick. Go sleep and then come back and tell us if you noticed any change. PLEEEEEEZZZE?

Posted by: k at February 3, 2006 05:05 PM

OH! OH! and THEN! We can ask Attila the Hub to go find your sleeping cocoon, and listen in, and see if you're snoring any more!

Posted by: k at February 3, 2006 05:07 PM

Well, I still have a bit of a runny nose, but the cool thing about my new broadband nasal passages is that there can be mucus, and I can still breathe. I mean, there's room for both snot and air.

The doctor looked up my nostrils, and proclaimed them "beautiful." I found myself wondering whether he looks up his girlfriend's nose, and if so, if the sight is even more exquisite.

There's still some blood, but I don't have to wear the nasal dressing all over the place. So I think it's premature to expect full olfactory function.

I tried tilting my head back, going limp, and snoring. I did, but it was relatively quiet. So there may still be an issue in my throat. I'm wondering if the soft palate creates that little vibration. I'm thinking of going back to voice exercises, to tone up those muscles a bit: I have heard that singers don't snore.

I'll probably spend one more night on the couch, with the old pillowcases on the pillows in case of blood, and then I'll move back in with Attila the Hub.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 3, 2006 05:20 PM

broadband! hee hee!

Okay. It's morning. How'd you sleep?

Posted by: k at February 4, 2006 06:30 AM

that sounds great!

also, singer here. kinda lazy one, but i snore occassionally. the thing is you want the soft palate to be mobile, i suppose there is some toning involved to be able to "lift or lower" it when needed, but i doubt it's something one could do in their sleep. i could also be smokin' crack. ;D

related, i've also heard about a study showing that humming can help with congestion.

Posted by: maggie katzen at February 4, 2006 09:54 AM

I slept lusciously, and woke up with my mouth open, but not dry in that way it usually is in the morning: often, I'm halfway to a sore throat by the time I wake up from mouth-breathing all night.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 4, 2006 10:58 AM

Glad to hear!
Your gums(and teeth)are thanking you already. They may even stay around for another few years...

Posted by: Darrell at February 4, 2006 12:17 PM

Oh BOY! is this great.

Posted by: k at February 4, 2006 12:40 PM

I'm getting so much oxygen that I have a lot more energy. It really is quite impressive.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 4, 2006 10:19 PM

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