Joseph: Hi there. It’s day seven of my recovery and it’s nighttime and today was great. I feel completely normal. I was able to pick up the guitar and play ‘cause previously it kind of hurt to be up against my rib. And I have just been reading and finding new music and doing stuff inside until I get the cast off and get everything figured out tomorrow. So, basically, tomorrow, I’m going in at 9:15 and he is going to take the stitches out of here where they took the rib, and I think there might be staples there too. It’s covered by a band-aid so I’m not sure. And there are staples from where they took tissue in my head and they’re going to take those out and this doesn’t hurt at all like I can press down on it. I just feel a little tender, but it doesn’t hurt. So, it probably won’t hurt when they take them out.
And then, they have to take the stitches and the splints out from my nose. The cast, I don’t know if you can tell, but it’s already kind of coming off my nose. It’s not on the skin like the tip of my nose is there and the cast is slowly but surely sliding up because… I guess the tape that was sticking it on is unstuck now, but they said that tomorrow morning I should shower because I’ve been showering just not getting over the cast. But that I should shower and get water over the cast ‘cause it’s a little like soft there and make it easier for them to take off. So that’s exciting.
And then, I guess, my nose will be a little swollen, but I’m hoping it will be mostly internal ‘cause there’s like no swelling here and very little here. Not that much on the tip, not around my eyes, none of here; it didn’t reach to the top. So, maybe just in this area of the bridge of my nose where they added all the rib stuff, it might be a little swollen, but who knows? If it is, stay… if not, then that’s great. But, for sure tomorrow, once I get the splints out, I’ll be breathing better. Although they said I should feel stuffed up for two weeks after the surgery, which is a little discomforting because I’m tired of sniffling all the time, but I pretty much lived in it for all my life and I’m glad it’s fixed now.
And once they take the cast off and the stitches out, I’m hoping this area right here will even out a little more. I just the camera, but the little point right here comes down on this side a little more than on this side. And they said that the bridge of the nose will be turned off a little bit for the first few weeks. I’m hoping once the bridge goes down… or the tip of the nose will be turned up… I’m hoping once the tip goes down, gets a little flatter, that it will straighten out. Or maybe it’s just where the stitches are placed that are making it like that.
And I’m also hoping that it will loosen up so that I could smile normally without my lip being limited in movement. But, other than that, I feel great and I will get my cast off tomorrow and make another video. Hurray!