May your day find you among loved ones and friends.
I have potatoes frying in the pan. I have my electric griddle heating up for the bacon. I already have the eggs and milk sitting in a bowl just waiting for a couple of drops of mustard. All I have to do is melt butter in the pan so that I can pour the eggs, milk, and mustard in and then scramble them.
Update; I do believe this is by far the best breakfast I have made for myself. I do not think I will ever top what I have put on my plate this morning.
So, had my stents removed. First off, let me say: DAMN!!!!!!!!! Those things were huge! As long as my index finger, as wide as two of my fingers, between an eighth and a quarter inch thick, and with a channel twice the size of an aquarium air hose. Now I understand why my nose was upset.
Anyway, I slept unbelievably well last night. I put a towel on my pillows in case of any blood drainage. And trust me, there is now a ton of blood that comes out when I blow my nose.
Sorry, I digress.
I fell asleep within moments of putting my head to my pillow at 10:18 PM. Next thing I know, it’s 4:20 AM! No waking up every hour on the hour! The kicker? It was a full moon last night. I am notorious for not sleeping well at all on a full moon.
Honestly, I had the surgery more because of the constant sinus infections. However, I am beginning to realize just what an amazing benefit it did for my sleep.
Try as I might, it is not possible to prevent a sneeze from hurting my nose. Even if I keep my mouth open when I sneeze, in an effort to prevent the force from going into my sinuses, there is still enough force sent into my nose to hurt like hell. So, now I do not just have pressure, I have pain.
God, this sucks!
Oh, there is no pain. I just have pressure. Lots and lots of pressure. Mostly in my right nostril. My left nostril is not only somewhat clear, it has stopped bleeding, for the most part. Unfortunately my right nostril is not quite up to pace. It actually has most of the pressure. Also, it still likes to bleed from time to time. Thankfully it is not gushing, or dripping for extended periods of time. I get a small drop that likes to run into my mustache if I do not catch it in time. In fact, for just such emergencies I have a roll of toilet paper handy.
So, I am thinking it is movie time today. I cannot decide on Daniel Craig’s Bond movies, LOTR, or The Matrix trilogy.
Just so you know, I had my sinuses roto-routered finally. Well, it was more than that; I had some bone removed from my nose, I had old bacterial residue removed from my sinuses, and I had polyps removed. Funny thing, I had the surgery yesterday. Today all I feel is major nasal congestion. I am not feeling any discomfort beyond that. I did take some pain medication yesterday, but the last dose I took was at midnight. So far today, nothing.
I was lead to believe I would be experiencing pain. However, my nose is inconsistently dripping blood. I do not have to have my nose bandaged up, I just need napkins or gauze standing by to catch what little leaks out.
I am suppose to rinse with saline solution three times a day. I think I waiting too long to start the rinsing. My nose is definitely clogged with dried blood. Still, if I work at it slowly, I should be cleaned out in a day or so.