Thursday, July 20, 2006

Seriously I could make a fortune...

On Tuesday my husband underwent sinus surgery - a fairly simple outpatient procedure that takes about an hour to do...the Dr. came out to tell me how it went (GREAT!) and to tell me my husband had one of the worst noses he had ever seen inside...

Appearantly it was broken in three different places...the septum was totally pushed over on one side so he wasn't getting airflow on one side...the Dr. said he should feel a lot better after the surgery - I am just hoping that he doesn't snore anymore I could quite frankly care less about the % of airflow going up between his nostrils.

After about an hour in recovery I was allowed back to see him and get my instructions from the nurse...yes I did say instructions.

Turns out they don't really sew you up - they just let you bleed and how they stauch this bleeding is by taping a rolled gauze pad up under your nose...

Now being a woman I am quite familiar with blood coming from small openings...sorry if this grosses you out - but I am very frank and it is the god's honest truth...

so my job was to change the "pad" every hour or so as it got soaked with blood...something so very enjoyable - NOT!!!!

so you had to roll these gauze pads up and then strap it on with a strip of tape...at one point I told my husband I was going to get one of my maxipads and park it under his nose...he did not find that amusing...

However...the blasted thing is designed to absorb blood from small holes - if Always or Kotex really thought about it and made super mini maxi pads for medical use they could really make a bundle...

I have already figured out the design for sinus surgery - nice and thick in the middle with adhesive "wings" on both ends - just plop the pad up under your nose and adhere the wings to either side of your nose...no more nasty rolled gauze no more ripping tape...and the plus side your upper lip will smell springtime fresh...

anyone got the number for Kotex Product Development...

2 comments:

Mrs. Wheezer said...

Ah, yes, the deviated septum! Mr. W. had that surgery in September 2001 (actually had the splints out on 9/11). Anyway, his snoring is TREMENDOUSLY improved since his surgery. I hope you get the same results.

schloobie said...

OK, I am totally freaked out. I have a CT scan for this exact problem ina few weeks. If I do have the surgery, will you come to Denver to tend to me????