I'm in my room and trying to not go off on the intern here on the floor. They have taken all of my good pain meds away... of course. I was getting some good stuff before I came up here. Jason is going to have to be my advocate when he gets back from the cafeteria.
I'm having a lot of bleeding from my nose, but I'm guessing that's normal. The surgeon said that the infection is actually starting to "eat away" at the bone a little bit, but he thinks that this surgery, plus irrigation 3 or 4 times daily will slow that down. It's not actually "in" the bone yet, so that's good, but I've got to keep it that way. They made additional holes from my maxillary sinuses to my other sinuses to assist in drainage. And they actually had to pull the skin of my cheeks away from the bone, so my nerves will be affected for a couple of weeks. It should get better though.
I talked with Casey tonight. I miss her so much. If things go well, I might get to go home tomorrow! I hope so. Other than the pain not being managed that well at the moment and the blood draining down my throat, things are really not so bad... not as bad as I thought. I didn't expect to be blogging tonight.. that's for sure. :)
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers and comments and emails, etc.