Monday, March 31, 2008

A Nose by any other Name....

won't be able to smell, either. The surgery is scheduled for next Monday to repair the hole in my septum and repair the valves in the bridge of my nose. It's very disconcerting to know that the doctor will make an incision and literally flip back my nose like you open the hood of your car. Still don't know what caused the hole, and there are no guarantees that the "patch" will hold. I've got a friend who offered some well-chewed bubble gum.....frankly that sounds like a viable, logical option at this time. Desperate times call for desperate measures! Bubble gum sounds infinitely more attractive than harvesting the cartilage in my ears and tissue under my scalp. "Harvesting"???? That's something you do with tomatoes, not my blasted ears, anyway!

Getting ready for 8 - 10 days without mom in charge. The laundry! The shopping! The cleaning! The cooking! The calendar! The chauffeuring! Maybe I should just wait until.....oh, next decade? But the doctor says it can't wait, so here we go! Thankfully, our family and friends have offered to stand in the gap. I'm wondering if they will still claim us after the long, hard week or so is over.....mmm?

Then there's the problem of being "out of the office". Got to catch up on correspondence, all the things I've promised folks, etc. Somehow it will all get done and who knows? maybe a miracle will take place and I'll regain my sense of smell.

Nothing very entertaining this time.....just musings on the hole in my head. Funny - all my friends always thought I had one and now it's been medically confirmed!

3 comments:

Jessica said...

if you remember - i've had skin "harvested" from behind my ear. so all in all, you should know that i survived it and you can't even tell. not to mention that at least yours will be up your nose and out of sight.

Belle-ah said...

(((hugs))) as I would be freaking out for sure, if is was me!

Sherry Mom of 2, Wife of 1 said...

I'll be praying for you and I was serious about my offer Wednesday night. If you need ANYTHING, please let me know!