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Broke My Nose

August 5th, 2015 at 04:48 pm

Aw, life...you give me only one day off after getting over the stomach flu. I wouldn't call this a Murphy event, this was just a stupid freak thing, but I managed to drop a box fan on my face. I was sorting through a box of stuff under the window and I must have moved the box in such a way as to pull the cord on the box fan. The edge of it came down and hit me in the bridge of the nose sending my glasses flying across the room.

Well, the doctor had a cancellation and I was able to get in and it is definitely broken, but as far as breaks go it was real even and didn't need to be set and there isn't really anything to be done at this point. It just hurts a lot, and I'm to use 800 mg Ibuprofen and ice (which I had already done) and call if the pain gets worse and then they will give me something stronger.

My eyes are blood shot from it breaking some blood vessels and I am starting to get black eyes, but I put ice on right away so hopefully they won't be too bad. The swelling is affecting my breathing though, just a little, I can still breathe, but it is definitely not at full capacity, and I am not sure if I will be able to use my c-pap mask since it is the kind that goes up my nose.

And I had to go get my glasses fixed because they got bent out of shape. And she loosened the nose pads for me because of the swelling. She said to come back when the swelling went down. Of course the break is right where the glasses sit, plus there is a cut there, too, so I have to pull my glasses down my nose a bit to use them.

Hopefully this won't end up being too expensive. If I re-deviated my septum and have to go through sinus surgery again, I will be the unhappiest of campers.

At least the stomach flu is over though. I can't imagine doing the kind of throwing up where it comes out your nose right now. That's fun enough when the nose isn't broken.

Other than hurting, I actually have a pretty good attitude about it. It could be worse. I could have given myself a concussion while I was at it. And I have a ton of ice packs for my knee, so I will be able to keep ice on my nose as much as I need to, which really works far better than the ibuprofen at this point.

At least DH is home and DD is well. Since DS had ingrown toenail surgery on both big toes today and can't do anything, at least I will have help with farm chores.

19 Responses to “Broke My Nose”

  1. snafu Says:

    Oh my, what a horrid accident, I can't imagine how uncomfortable that must be on so many levels. If it had to happen good that DH is home. You need to have some fun this summer. {{{Hugs}}}

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Ouch! I hope your nose heals quickly with no issues!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, I'm sorry for you. That sounds really painful.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Ok- OUCH! I hurt for you friend!!! And on the heels of the tummy bug- darn girl. Rest up...and take it very easy....you deserve a little break. pun totally NOT intended...) XO

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Snafu, well, we are having a big family reunion this weekend. And I will get to show off my newly come in black eyes and swollen nose. They are quite spectacular now. I have had some fun this summer, It was just back in June and early July.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    When it heals, be sure to monitor your breathing. It is common to develop a blocked air passage. This happened to me when I was a child and I needed surgery as an adult when it was confirmed I was only breathing through one nostril.

  7. scfr Says:

    Yikes - I am so sorry. That sounds just awful.

  8. PNW Mom Says:

    Oh gosh...what a bummer....hope you are doing ok.

  9. Ima saver Says:

    Bless your heart. I hope the pain goes away quickly!

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks CB. I will make sure to look out for that.

  11. rob62521 Says:

    Ouch! I'm so sorry. Hope you don't suffer greatly.

  12. PatientSaver Says:

    Oh, boy, I'm so sorry. Yes, definitely a freak accident. As you said, it could be worse. And you DO have a good attitude about it. Smile

  13. monkeymama Says:

    Ouch! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  14. livingalmostlarge Says:

    OMG hope you are okay.

  15. tabs Says:

    Get well soon!

  16. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks everybody. I called the doctor back yesterday and he gave me hydrocodone and I am doing really well so long as I take it, though I am getting some surging headaches that last for a couple minutes at a time. My biggest issue is to remember not to rub my nose, which is hard since it is allergy season and it itches a lot.

  17. starfishy Says:

    oh, no - sorry to hear - i hope the nose heals quickly. Frown

  18. abdullah muhammad Says:

    ouch Frown

  19. My English Castle Says:

    Oh no, Wishing you a rapid recovery.

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