Undergoing Nasal Surgery
Surgery no matter how small is always a serious thing and I recently went under the knife for my nose. I can't speak on what it's like for everyone else but for me, having nose surgery was scary and exciting at the same time. I had really no pain and my procedure was extremely quick. I was in and out of the operating room in about 10 minutes.
I had to have surgery because of some congestion issues I had been having for about a year not for any cosmetic reasons as I actually like my nose. The congestion seemed to get worse as time went on and I tried various different solutions. The problem was the worse when I would sing. As with any singer, my air flow extremely important and the problem was starting to change the way I sang.
There are alternatives like humidifiers and nasal sprays but I have been trying them and for me they were temporary at best. If my occupation did not require heavy vocal use, there is a great chance I would have stayed with the temporary treatments.
My surgery was non invasive so I had no visible scaring to worry about. The doctor went through my nostrils while I was under anestigia. When I woke up I was drowsy then extrememly hungry. There was no pain but instead a numbness in my nose. I had what was like a consistant nose bleed. It wasn't gorry but more like the mucus that accumulates during a cold when the nose gets blown. The only thing is that blowing the nose is not allowed.
Recovery time is relatively quick. There is some congestion and lots of mucus and blood. The first day is usually a drowsy one where rest is important. After about a week, things should start getting back to normal. Carrying tissue and using a saline spray will definitly help.