Post Edited (alwayslove) : 3/27/2009 9:47:47 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (alwayslove) : 3/27/2009 1:11:59 PM (GMT-6)
i have had the exact same surgery 18months ago. At the time they fixed my deviated septum, they also went up through my nose with a chisel and a surgical drill, and drilled bigger sinus passages behind my cheekbones due to my acute sinusitus. i lost a lot of blood on the table and had to be transfused.
My nose and cheekbones were both broken in several places. The pain was phenomenal. I have had 9 surgeries previous to this and am not afraid of hospitals or procedures, im used to it.
But the pain from the sinus/septum surgery was awful and it took a long time to heal. I was on IV Fentanyl & Pethadine but still felt like my face had been bashed in. Although i do not personally get depressed after surgery, i can totally understand why people might. the pain alone is a big factor. i think once you heal you will feel better mentally.
I used to be a nurse and had many patients who would be depressed after surgery- i think for some people, its traumatic. For me, its a way of life and having a general anaesthetic is the best sleep ever! but please hang in there, it WILL improve.
My doc and i are trying to schedule my next lot of surgery for ovarian cyst removal- i choose not to focus on the pain, and focus on the long term result.
Take care and feel better,
6-8 weeks for actual nose to heal. longer for the sinus passages. you have done the hard yards already, the worst is over. hang in there, you should start to feel better soon. its a frustrating process i know.
The surgery is in the past. the pain and discomfort is temporary. the benefits are long term.
Keep telling yourself that.
Post Edited (alwayslove) : 3/28/2009 8:02:52 AM (GMT-6)