Well i'm now day 10 post op and feeling really good. Still getting a little congestion in the morning - so i'm still sleeping slightly elevated - but this soon clears following the steam inhalation and the majority of discharge is now clear. More than anything i'm left with an over-riding sense of heaviness, but i'm attributing this, and the odd occasional tingling area or numb tooth, to the residual swelling that either remains or is easing and gradually releasing nerves. The most annoying thing at the moment is the scabby area inside my left nostril - annoyingly the one that was not blocked - but i'm resisting picking and am letting the steam do its work.
Had a totally blonde moment of panic yesterday when i suddenly thought "i'm not breathing!!!". What i'd actually realised that i wasn't breathing with my mouth open. Yippee!!! Althought the minute i thought about it and breathing through my nose became a conscious action i did feel as though i wasn't getting enough oxygen. I'm sure half of this is psychological but its a step in the right direction.
I'm still paranoid about something going wrong - infection, perforated septum that will suddenly rear its head, my septum moving back - but that's just me and we'll cross any or all of those bridges if it comes to it.
I'm slowly getting back to normal and didn't need a lunchtime nap for the past 2 days, but i'm getting really frustrated at the lack of social contact, particularly as my mum has a cold so i haven't seen her since before the op.
All in all i'm really pleased i decided to go ahead and i'll update more once i've seen the consultant again - which is still 2 n half weeks off and seems a long time but he's the professional...
Regards to all