Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Member PainkillerSPE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Charlotte
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Septoplasty Sucks

    Had to get my Septum repaired today and I must say it really sucks , but the meds are awesome. At least this place did not use any nasal packing. Anyone else had to go through this and if so how long were you off a bike?? The Dr. said I had to stay off a bike for 10 days which is torture.

  2. #2
    superArti artifice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minnersoter
    My Bikes
    2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    aw, sorry to hear that! I haven't been through that... but hope to hear you're back riding soon!
    In the mean time... foo will be here to entertain. lucky you! )

  3. #3
    1/2 man,1/2 bear,1/2 pig ManBearPig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    .
    My Bikes
    .
    Posts
    1,126
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had septoplasty back in 2000. I was really worried 'cause the few people I talked to who had it and doctors I first consulted all indicated it was a painful ordeal where my sinuses would be stuffed full of gauze for a week straight, and lots of bleeding.

    Then I was referred to a Dallas doctor who took at look at my nose for a moment, calmly said, "you have a deviated septum -- I recommend surgery. You will have to take the day off from work for the surgery, and probably the next day as well." I was like, only TWO days?? Sho' 'nuf, the only packing they used was removed as soon as I woke up. I had a few light tubes that stayed in for a few days I think but I could breath thru them. Took them out, and all was well.

    This guy had some technique that, at least at the time, not every MD was trained in. It was pretty simple, actually.
    ...

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,247
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I broke my nose twice as a kid, at 24 had my devated septum operated on (back in the 1970s). I woke up with major pain, after 2 or 3 days some orderly time pulled out about 100 yards of dressing from inside my nose. The pain was beyond words, I started to pass out...later I found out that foam packing was the better way to go....swell

  5. #5
    Senior Member LVRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Slatington, PA
    My Bikes
    Fondriest Status w/Campy, Schwinn Moab 2 Aluminum Mountain
    Posts
    220
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I went through that two summers ago, unfortunately I had a good deal of bleeding after the packing was removed, had a double hematoma and had to be repacked while I was awake...not pleasant. I was good as new a week later, though and after 31 years I was finally able to breathe through my nose. Best of luck for a speedy recovery.
    "Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you have to keep it moving"- Albert Einstein

  6. #6
    Senior Member PainkillerSPE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Charlotte
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by LVRider View Post
    I went through that two summers ago, unfortunately I had a good deal of bleeding after the packing was removed, had a double hematoma and had to be repacked while I was awake...not pleasant. I was good as new a week later, though and after 31 years I was finally able to breathe through my nose. Best of luck for a speedy recovery.
    Man hearing those stories really makes me happy I don't have packing. Its been about 5 years since I was able to breathe through the right side of my nose so i can't wait to recover. I broke my occipital lobe and deviated the septum playing an intramural flag football game back in college by running into one of my fraternity brother's head .

    It was all part of a run of bad luck I was having that fall. Two weeks before the football injury I was bitten by a rather large Black Edge Morey Eel at work that left a large nasty scar and a cool way to break the ice at a party. Then another 2 weeks after the football accident I had a glass bust open as I was washing it which cut up the same hand the eel had bitten me on . So for a good couple of months I had stitches coming out and going in at the same time. Nurses kept asking me if I had troubles at home

    Thanks to everyone wishing me well on recovery.

  7. #7
    ReMember trsidn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good lord, dude; I would also wish that black cloud hovering over you would dissipate too!
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Middle of the road, NJ
    Posts
    2,039
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use the "Hey honey, you want to see where the eel bit me?" line all the time. Works like a charm.

  9. #9
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,046
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Man, I would cut that hand off, it keeps getting you in trouble. You can borrow my hacksaw if you want.

    I bet it was that same hand that caught the ball during the flag football game too.

    Heal up and enjoy the pain meds. Make sure to start an "Ask the stoned guy" thread once you are well and truly "sedated".
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  10. #10
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,626
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Man, I would cut that hand off, it keeps getting you in trouble. You can borrow my hacksaw if you want.

    I bet it was that same hand that caught the ball during the flag football game too.

    Heal up and enjoy the pain meds. Make sure to start an "Ask the stoned guy" thread once you are well and truly "sedated".
    real men would just gnaw it off. Hacksaw?! sheesh...pansy.

  11. #11
    Senior Member PainkillerSPE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Charlotte
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    real men would just gnaw it off. Hacksaw?! sheesh...pansy.
    The eel tried to do that for me Here is a picture of the scar although its not that great of a pic.



    Kind of looks like a set of lips.

  12. #12
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,046
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    I would say the eel kissed you.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •