Six Feet Tall

I’m heading over to Nottingham today to have the nasal prosthesis fitted under general anaesthetic tomorrow.

I just hope I don’t end up looking like this…

Apologies for the lack of communication. Life is far from easy at the moment but I’m determined to stay standing… roughly six feet tall!


3 Responses to Six Feet Tall

  1. Grannymar says:

    Right on time for Red Nose Day!
    All the best for tomorrow, I will be thinking of you!

  2. Achelois says:

    Bad joke bad bad joke Grannymar lol
    I will be thinking of you Steph, if you are well enough please do take a little moment to say how you it went. Just a little tiny post otherwise I will be left just thinking of you and thinking of you and thinking of you which means thinking will turn to worry. On the otherhand take your time and concentrate on being kind to yourself because I am afterall a self confessed worrier. I will be genuinely thinking of you and willing you well. Take care Steph. Very gentle virtual hug for you m’dear.

  3. Steph says:

    Grannymar and Achelois… Thanks a million for your support.

    The theme of yesterday’s Red Nose Day was “Do something funny for money”. I’m not laughing!

    I’m home at this stage. All went well though it’s still early days adjusting to the side effects of the prosthesis… blocked nose, dry throat and almost no sense of smell or taste. Doc says he wants the prosthesis to stay in place for at least 2 years so I’ve gotta get used to it.

    I asked to see the said piece of technical wizardry just before I went under anaesthetic and the best way to describe it to you is to say that it works like a cuff link but with one side much larger than the other. I was also shown the 3D template from which it was made and was amazed to see the size of the surgical opening (hole) in the bony wall of my septum… this opening has now been ‘plugged’.

    Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the surgeon afterwards to hear his report as he was still in theatre when I left for the airport but we’ll catch-up by email next week.

    Another reason to be thankful for today’s technology!

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