June 4, 2008

Mr N Goes Under the Knife

Mr N had a septoplasty on Wednesday May 28. It was a surgery to fix his deviated septum. We underestimated how hard it would be on him! He had to wear a mustache mask for several days, and was in a lot of pain. He couldn't pick Miss E up either, which turned out to be nearly impossible for him (he only followed that rule for 2 1/2 days). Ladies in our ward at church very nicely provided two delicious dinners for us.

Mr N was on Vicodin for a while, and slept almost all of Thursday and much of Friday. There is no rest for the wicked though - Friday evening family started arriving for Bonesteele's blessing. He was quite tired by the end of the weekend. Monday morning he had a follow-up appointment, and everything seems to be going pretty well. There was a scare Monday evening that perhaps one of his nasal passages had collapsed, but it seems that hasn't happened. His breathing now is quieter than I have ever heard it, and he seems to be snoring quieter and less often. Mr N reports that for the first time in his memory, he can breathe out of both nostrils!

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