I’m hoping to breathe easier, which would enable me to sleep better, and would also cause less headaches and less sinusitis – because I’m continuously going to a doctor for sinusitis issues.
And yes, hopefully also perform better in CrossFit.
I actually don’t have any doubts or any fears about the procedure. I really trust Dr Cameron – I’ve heard that he’s a really good ENT specialist and I don’t think this is a really complicated procedure either.
So no doubts – I put all my trust in him.
My surgery and rehab went very well!
I was so surprised that I didn’t have pain, coming out of theatre and even in recovery. So that was quite a ‘wow’ for me.
With recovery, I must say that day 3 was the worst day after surgery. I was black and blue and I got quite a fright when I looked at myself. But from there on, and obviously using some ice packs, I recovered very quickly. Within 1 to 2 weeks, the bruising and discolouration was gone.
I can completely breathe normally – which is fantastic!
I also sleep a lot better. Before, I would wake up continuously during the night with a dry and sore throat because of me not breathing. Now my sleeping patterns have definitely improved. I used to have a lot of puffiness under my eyes and that’s been a lot better for me since the surgery, too.
I can even say that with my CrossFit training, I’m doing RX workouts now, where I’ve never done that before. Yes, maybe I am a little bit fitter, but I think it’s the combination of that and the airflow, where my breathing and oxygen levels are better. So even my training has improved.
As for the appearance, my nose fits better onto my face – it’s a lot slinkier – and I’ve had quite a few compliments.
Some words about the surgeon
Dr Cameron McIntosh – what a jewel!
I haven’t had many operations, but for the first time ever, I had somebody coming up to me while I was lying on the theatre table, holding my hand, comforting me, and I thought it was really nice of him to do that.
I’ve also been in constant communication with him after the op – any little thing that I wanted to know, I was able to WhatsApp him. He was so open to assist in any way. Absolute jewel!