Monday, April 17, 2006

I Can Breathe!

Almost, anyway. Way better than before. I will go ahead and give my unqualified recommendation for septoplasty if you have a grossly deviated septum. Just make sure you surgeon uses the modern method and does not pack your nose full of gauze.

Surgery was delayed until 10 am on Friday. I was home by 2. I think. Friday is pretty much gone. Anesthesia does that to me. I took one Loritab Friday night as a preventative because pain was starting to creep in. After that, nothing, nada, nope, didn't need it, no even Tylenol.

The roof of my mouth does still feel funny, though. A side effect of the surgery. The nerve that controls feeling there runs up through the nose right by the septum. Right now it feels like I burned on a piece of hot pizza a couple of hours ago. Kinda numb-irritated, if that makes any sense. That's the only real side effect I've had.

There's still some swelling in there, and the doctor says more of that awful red and black stuff will come out over the next week or two, but i can deal with that. The bottom line is that I'm already breathing better than I have since I can't remember when.

In other news, today was my first official day at my new full-time position. As per usual, everything's in a tremendous foul-up. IT still doesn't have my network login set up, so I can't get to half of what I need from my computer in my office (God, I love how that sounds!). Been running back and forth to the Circulation Desk to use their computer all day. Bleh. That'll get better.

Anyway, great to be back. I'll find something with some substance to talk about Real Soon. I promise.


At 6:49 PM, Blogger Heather Lynne said...

This is good content. Good news always is good content. Enjoy, Carter. You deserve it.


At 6:59 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Wow. Things are peachy all over (except for that awful red and black stuff--I guess that would be...strawberries and, er...something).

Congrats on the new job and being able to breathe. More oxygen to brain should result in clearer thinking and more/better writing, right?

Ah, well. In theory anyway. Good to see you back in action.

At 11:15 AM, Blogger Melly said...

Good news and good stuff about your new job :)

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Carter said...

Thanks, Heather! Most people don't consider hearing about my nasal discharge good content, probably. Only writers, huh? Good research material. :)

Hi Jean. With strawberries you must have chocolate, right? I sure hope your theory's right. I'll find out over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks, Melly! I worked and waited 3 years for this position. They'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands, now that I've got a hold on it.

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