My nose is waffling back and forth between 4X better than Breathe Right enabled and packed full of mucous (and blood). It hasn't hurt at all (as I was led to expect) but bleeds rather a lot. I've been able to flush it out with buffered distilled water with my Sinus Rinse kit for 2 days now and that helps. I've produced a lot of mucous though. And all of it seems to want to sit at the back of my throat where it's hard to swallow and makes me feel like I have to hock a loogie.
I spent a lot of time asleep. And a lot of time when I wasn't asleep at the end of my short patience rope, which from my perspective, my mom tried to tug at every opportunity. For the most part my mom and I sat around trying not to strangle each other. I do think that if you ask someone a question shortly after they have surgery on their throat and tell you 12 times that it hurts to start talking, that you should (a) look at them after you ask this question and (b) make an attempt to interpret their vocalizations and hand gestures before getting exasperated and saying, "What? What was that? I didn't quite catch it." Um, if I'm not repeating it, I felt it wasn't worth the effort for the pain, thank you very much. Stop and think for a second and see if it comes to you. I'm just saying.
I had some notion that I would heal faster than I have. Don't know why, but I guess we all want to be genetic superheroes. By way of escaping the close confines of
I'm going to see if I can actually get up and stay up tomorrow. Mostly, I've been wakened by needing to clear the mucous out of the back of my throat. I feel really awake at that point, but wind up crashing back to bed shortly thereafter. Maybe a walk to the allergist will be just the thing.
Until then, I'm still on cold foods. Even warm foods get irritating fast. Although for some reason toasted pumpkin seeds are totally fine, salt and all.