After a night of very little sleep - it was painful and I was fearful of knocking it - today was dressing day.
Sounds simple eh!
Remove the dressing
The trouble was there were two problems. It bled int he night and came out of the side of the dressing, causing it to stick, and one of the strips of tape was over one of the stitches and so we couldn't pull it off.
So back to the hospital and a long wait for a gap where they were wonderfully kind and removed it.
It was a bit of a shock.
It is red and swollen and bruised and the bright blue stitches are set off beautifully.
The incision looks neat so hopefully may heal well and maybe the big dent will fill in eventually.
I do know one thing ... I am more confused than ever about people who go under the knife for elective plastic surgery. The thought of a nose job for cosmetic reasons perplexes me. I can't understand why people would put themselves through it unless they had to. But then I guess they feel they have to for their own peace of mind.
My own mother had elective rhinoplasty when I was about 7. She had suffered a nose injury when she was a teenager and it had left a large bump on her nose. As she was older, and she was also always emotionally fragile, she lost all confidence with other people and would either avoid social situations or speak to people with her hand in front of her nose. It became a huge issue and, reading between the lines, I think she may have had a breakdown. It must have been bad as the operation was done under the NHS and they don't do that lightly. I remember being about 7 and being taken to see Mummy in hospital and never forgot the shock of seeing her with her nose in a splint and two massive black eyes. However, she was pleased with the result when the swelling all went down. Knowing how my nose hurts at the moment, that must have been so painful and I think they possible had to break her nose. I have, inevitably, been thinking about her a lot today.
I have a new page to share today. It was made pre-op at the weekend. Mixed Media layered Templates #2 by Dawn Inskip
I also used her Dreams and goals and Dearest Diary collections
The photo was taken on our anniversary 2 years ago in Ghent and we have promised ourselves next time we visit we will stay int he hotel in the photo - the orange coloured building in the background. It was stunning and such a magical view.
Today I am thankful for
- a kind nurse removing the dressing
- still thankful for painkillers
- a gentle day of resting