Those of you who follow me on Twitter, or Facebook – already know that I started my New Year off with a crunch! As my mother tickled my son, I turned around on the couch to watch… he slammed up and back and crunched my nose… All I can say is OUCH!!!
Seems that he telescoped my septum – which means (I had to ask the doc what he meant….) that he broke the septum and it went back on itself… He gave me a demonstration (I love visuals) – He took a tongue depressor and broke it in half and showed me that the two ends should meet, but they don’t, they are on top of one another… NICE!
So, I had 2 options – surgery to fix it – or since bone wasn’t broken he gave me the option to mold the nose back in to place. I chose the molding option, though now, not sure why and may change my mind in the next week!
Supposedly, this headache should last for about 2 weeks (only 6 more days to go!!!) But to top all this off, there is MORE!! Since I DO NOT do well with pain medication (allergic to the good stuff) I haven’t been able to find stuff that helps… So at night, when you have no control, The pain must be really bad because I was clenching my jaw. The 3rd night I woke up and could barely open my mouth – and while my husband may like the sound of that – I didn’t like the pain!! 🙂 So I started taking Valium at night and the clench turned into grinding… so now the gums on my lower right jaw are inflamed… This just keeps getting better! Well – through lots of advice… I got a bite plate to use until this pain goes away – 6 more days, right??? Plus taking Xanax last night, helped a little more!
Sitting here today thinking, I wonder – will this affect my ability to scuba dive? Should I just go ahead and have the surgery so it will heal correctly by the time I want to go diving?? I plan to call the doc on Monday and ask him… I can breath ok – but it is different. Though, I am assuming since I didn’t break bone, and my sinuses looked fine – I should be ok for diving!
Oh, and did I forget to mention that I had my deviated septum fixed 2 years ago?? Just gotta love it!