Monday, May 11, 2009

As plain as the nose on my face

Which does happen to be broken.

I went to Convenient Care this morning because it still hurt and I decided enough was enough. "Convenient" care wasn't all that convenient since they had a ton of people in there. Then there was an issue with my insurance having a different PCP listed than they had at Christie (insurance had me listed as having a Carle doctor, when I've never been to Carle in my entire life) but it got straighten out and I was finally scene by the doctor. She sent me to Xray and then I had to go back and see her again. According to her, it was broken for sure and I needed to call ENT to schedule an appointment to get it fixed. She also gave me a prescription for Tylenol 3. While that was being filled, I called ENT and was told they had a ton of patients to see today but they could work me in sometime after 1:15. By the time I picked up my prescription, the ENT nurse called back and said she looked at the Xray and couldn't see any sign of fracture. I called her back and she said the doctor still wanted to see me because even if it wasn't broken, they might be able to do something about the pain.

I got there about 1:10 and was told that he had an emergency at the hospital and had to leave, it would be at least an hour until he got back. Fine, I'll wait (plenty of people didn't, which was fine with me). He finally got back and poked and prodded at my nose and proclaimed in fully broken. He showed me the Xray as well and, although I'm no radiologist, it looked clearly broken to me. I'm not sure what that nurse was looking at. He told me that it was up to me if I wanted to have it fixed. Not fixing it could potentially lead to breathing problems. I decided to have it fixed because I have enough breathing problems without adding to it.

Tomorrow morning at 10am, I'm supposed to report to the hospital. They are going to put me under and then add additional numbing stuff to my nose once I'm out. They will insert an instrument up my nose and reset the bones and then I'll wear a little plaster cast for a week. In some cases, they have to pack the nostrils to keep the bones set right so I might have cotton packing too. RF is taking off to take care of the kids and my mom is picking me up from the hospital. I should be home before TB gets out of school.

8 comments:

Harley Quinn said...

oH, you poor thing! That sounds awful!

People will probably be staring at you while you wear your cast/bandage wondering if you had a nose job. =)

The Fearless Freak said...

The doctor told me to bring in a "pre-accident" picture so he could match it up to that. It really will be like I had a nose job (too bad it's had a bump on it since I got busted in the face with a whitewater paddle when I was 19 LOL)

Looseyfur said...

Oh, that's so it, Harley! Freak's getting a nose job. :-) Maybe while you're under you could get him to shave the bump... show him a picture of you at like 16.

Quigs78 said...

I'm so telling people that you're getting a nose job. And that a boob job is next on your list. :P

Evan said...

I don't know, I like the boobs just as they are!

-RF

Quigs78 said...

You're such a kiss ass, Evan. It's been so long since you've seen them that you just forgot what they look like! :P

The Fearless Freak said...

Nah, he didn't forget. The last time he saw them, they looked good and I didn't need a boob job LOL

Quigs78 said...

Well, the last time I saw them...oh. I guess we shouldn't tell everyone about that. ;)