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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Nasal Surgery ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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What will hubby want to eat?
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Date: 5/20/12 4:07 PM

Hi, all,
My husband is having nasal surgery on Friday. They'll fix his deviated septum and laser his extra large turbinates. The hope is that he will then be able to breathe through his nose and, as an added benefit, won't keep me awake at night snoring.

So has anybody had this kind of surgery done? If so what did you feel like eating the first few days after surgery? I want to be prepared with food he'll eat.

Any other helpful hints are also appreciated.

Thank you,
Jan

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Date: 5/20/12 5:04 PM

I have had this surgery, though my turbinates were done manually since lasers were not yet in use.

It did make my nose breathe much better, and it also reduced the problems I had both with allergic swelling and frequent sinus infections (bad drainage). I did not snore, so I can't speak to that (however, dh was a champion snorer, and his situation was not improved until the poor man had both a Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and was prescribed a dental orthotic device to keep his jaw properly aligned during sleep. After that, things were GREAT.).

Actually, I felt pretty normal after surgery, so much so that I overdid it by running around and doing stuff as soon as I got home, with the result that I sort of punked out on the sofa. My doctor said, "Oh, I forgot to tell you: You are supposed to be lying down, watching TV between your toes for the first day."

After that I was fine. I had maybe a little sore throat from the intubation during surgery, and I recall wanting soft, easy things like soft eggs and pasta. If your husband likes food of this type, he will enjoy them for a day or so. After that, things should be pretty much back to normal.

The biggest thing is that according to a doc I know, it takes about a week of recovery for every hour of anesthesia. If the operation is long, he might feel a bit tired for a week or two, and it helps to know that is normal.



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Date: 5/20/12 5:46 PM

Your husband will be glad he had the surgery. I had that same surgery several years ago. I was prepared to sip lukewarm split pea soup for days, but didn't really feel that bad, so ate regular food. Frequent sinus infections were much worse! An odd, totally unplanned, advantage to the surgery for me was that I regained my balance. Let us know how he does.

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Date: 5/20/12 5:55 PM

Our son's experience was much like Elona's. He had it done and then flew around like nothing happened. He admitted to being a bit worn out. Wished his doctor had told him to rest! He said that he had some bleeding and gunk the first night. So take some precautions at the head of the bed.

I'll be following your thread with interest. Just found out that my septum is deviated and makes a horizontal run before heading off in the right direction. I was totally clueless.

This is not the most fun thing, but the plastic surgeon told me to always sleep with my upper body elevated for three days after anything done on the head; mole removal, oral surgery, anything. Its supposed to help with swelling and healing.

Recently I needed some tlc and my go-to was a slushee made with a Whole Foods 365 Mango Bar, ice and some added water. Whir it into slushiness in the Vita-Mix (boy am I glad I had that). Such an easy way to get liquids down. Soothing on the throat, easy on the stomach, cool and refreshing. Nothing else worked as well.

Best wishes to you both.

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Date: 5/20/12 5:57 PM

Shoot, might as well take advantage of your thread.

Plantwizard, and others, what kind of doctor is doing the surgery? Plastic surgeon, ENT, other?

Thank you.

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Date: 5/20/12 6:14 PM

Your husband's doctor or nurse will provide a list of what he can or cannot do. What he can or cannot eat. What he can or cannot drink.

Wait and see what this will be after the surgery as there may be precautions.

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Date: 5/21/12 12:02 PM

An ENT is doing the surgery. I hope. We just got new insurance so I've called the dr office and left a message. Normally outpatient surgeries don't require preauthorization but nose surgery may raise red flags since it can also be cosmetic. We'll see. If we have to fight with the insurance company it'll be postponed.

The dr has said no physical activity, bending or lifting for two weeks. He can eat anything unless it causes nausea. He's hoping to go back to work on Tuesday.

When I looked online some of the information seemed to imply you couldn't wear glasses for a while after the surgery. The doctor didn't say anything about this but if so that's going to be a big problem since he's as blind as a bat.

Jan

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Date: 5/21/12 12:39 PM

Hope there are no insurance hold ups. And, its good that his doctor has prepared him with preliminary care information. So often you have to ask very specific questions to get all the information you need.

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