Love Makes Families

Love Makes Families
A family of 7 due to the blessing of adoption!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Surgery Day

Well, today was the day of my surgery. I arrived at the surgery center around 2:15 p.m. this afternoon. 
Let me just start by telling you that I had to fast from midnight on, and that was a LONG time!
When I was checking in, they told me that I would for sure be having some work done on my sinuses :(
I think I handles this surgery better than any other. I trusted the doctor completely and I knew that in the long run this would make me feel much better (Well I am hoping anyways).
All gowned up and waiting on the IV.
 Kevin just had to take one with the awesome hat.... I am getting ready to have my IV :(
See how fast that smile left LOL This was right as I was waking up.
The doc came in and told me a little more about what happened.
Apparently at some point (not sure when), I had a trauma to my nose. The doc made it sound like I had broken my nose. That is one of the reasons I have been having so much trouble with my sinuses. That injury apparently tilted my Septum (??) and with small sinus openings already basically blocked any opening to may sinuses. So, they fixed this problem, widened my opening, and did a cleanse of my sinuses. Just to give you a disgusting idea of what that means.... They call it a roto-rooter for your sinuses :( That was all on top of getting my tonsils out. So I woke up with this gauze on my nose and I have to breathe through my mouth which stinks :(

 Kevin made me do the thumbs up even though I was in massive pain at this point.
After a change of my gauze, it bled through almost instantly when I stood up, I was on my way home.
We were at the surgery center for about 5 hours total.
 This is what my nose looks like under that gauze.... I don't know if you can tell but it is very swollen and bruised. It is bleeding so bad that I have changed the gauze about 8 times because it keeps bleeding through (all the drainage).... It has to go through 4 layers of gauze, but it only takes a few minutes :(
 I am in a ton of pain and still have to have the gauze... They say 2 or 3 days of draining. My throat hurts, but not nearly as bad as my nose and face where they did the sinus thing :( 
Oh and these are my tonsils.... They are supposed to be pink. All the white you see is infection.
I am not sure how big tonsils are supposed to be, but these were HUGE!!

Please pray for a quick recovery. I could sure use it, and my sweet kids would sure love to have their mommy back in action :)


  1. Oh, no fun! Same thing happened to my daughter. They took out her tonsils and told us that there were huge pockets of pus behind them. You WILL feel so much better soon. Praying for a quick recovery and helpful and understanding kids!!!

  2. Oh you poor thing!!! Praying for you!!! ♥♥♥

  3. hope you are feeling better by now..and things are getting somewhat back to normal!!
    Good luck!
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