Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Lesson Well Learned

So . . . as of late, I have been blowing my nose. Nuh-uh. No way. I'm stupid. Bad idea. NOOOOO! 

It's not that it has done anything to me as of late, but I've noticed lately, after my slight 'cold' my nose has been uber . . . stuffy to the point where I can't breathe at all through my nose, which I guess I'm used to since before this surgery, I've typically been a mouth breather. Unfortunately, I learned it the hard way. I loved that I could breathe through my nose for the first week and I did avoid blowing my nose for a while but then I started blowing my nose and I've noticed that some old blood is coming back up and I can't afford that. I read online as well that apparently, you're not supposed to blow your nose. Newsflash. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT! AAHHHH! My doctor said nothing to me about blowing my nose and now, guess what? I have to find a polite way to get out all of the blood clots that are in my nose!!!!! WHY?!!?!?!?!?!? 

The only issue that I have with my nose being clogged is that it makes talking a lot harder for me as I can't really sound things because everything sounds nasally and not to mention, I still sound weird when I talk due to my lovely splint. It frustrates me and not only that, but since I'm 'attempting' to sing in choir . . . having a stuffy nose while you sing makes you sound like a dying walrus or something. Or a pig. I don't know. It sounds bad, okay? 

I have officially learned not to blow my nose and shall not for the next . . . I don't know. Does anybody else know how long you're not allowed to blow your nose? Maybe I should ask my doctor on Friday . . . when I see him. Yeah, I'll do that.

1 comment:

  1. Try cleaning out the blood clots and other snotty products with q-tips and water. They only advise you not to blow your nose incase you burst a blood vessel, causing you to bleed a hell of a lot! I found once I cleared the old bloody clots breathing became easier - my surgeon took a look inside after this and said things were healing nicely!