If you've tried to tag or message me on Facebook lately, you probably couldn't find me. After swearing for the past 10ish months that I was going delete Facebook after the marathon, I finally did it on Sunday afternoon. It's funny – I've told a few people and every single response has been "I wish… Continue reading Goodbye Facebook
Tomorrow marks 3 weeks from surgery, and it feels like it has been so much longer! I guess that's a good thing, but it also feels like I've been living in the post-op rib pain world for at least 6 months. I'm still not able to sleep on my right side. Tomorrow I'm allowed to… Continue reading Nasal Surgery Update #5: Keeping It Slow
After speaking to my surgeon's PA, she reassured me that running (and cycling) could not make my rib pain any worse. Makes sense, because you don't really use that part of your core. But I was just so uncomfortable – OK fine, I was in pretty significant pain – that I couldn't fathom going for… Continue reading Nasal Surgery Update #4: Progress Despite Pain
Things are slowly improving. My nose already seems less swollen than it was on Tuesday, even though I know I still have several months of swelling to endure. My rib now feels very sore instead of excruciatingly painful. My energy level has skyrocketed since Wednesday (also my first day of zero painkillers – only ibuprofen… Continue reading Nasal Surgery Update #3: Taking It Slow
It's been a full week + one day since my nasal surgery, and what a ride it has been. And not a fun ride. My rib was in SO much pain that I truly thought something was wrong with me. I was taking the oxycodone every 4-6 hours with no pain relief, but enough of… Continue reading Nasal Surgery Update #2
For those of you who aren't already aware, I had major nasal surgery yesterday. I haven't been able to breathe out of my nose for almost a year. I've had three sinus and endonasal surgeries since 2012 (all necessary due to the effects of Graves' disease and Graves' ophthalmopathy). The trauma to my nasal valve… Continue reading Nasal Surgery Update
Yesterday, I reached the $9,000 mark! I still have a few more cash donations deposit and then will be well on my way to $10,000 and – hopefully – my $10,925 goal. I have until May 15 to reach my goal, so if you were waiting to donate to see if I'd hold up my… Continue reading $9,000 Raised!