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Hi everyone! Hope You are having a great week so far! So I want to give you little update on the whole nose situation!!!
My surgery went amazingly well, and I really wasn't all that nervous. Although I did have some last-minute fears about letting go of my old nose. Hehe! So I reached out to my sisters, Kathy and Kyle, before I made the big step that morning! After carefully considering and being well aware of my sobriety, Dr. Grigoryants and I (along with my other doctor) moved forward with my surgery!
I love my doctor. He made this a great experience for me! As for me, I felt quite reassured when I saw him that morning rested and happy. His surgery room was clean, haha! And the people he had working with him made feel safe. All in all, it was a great experience!
My daughter Brookie was there for me when I woke and she was there to take me home and tucked me in my bed. XOXO! My good friend Melody Ganouna of 20 years was there to relieve my Brookie. Melody has been a great friend to me over the years and has been doing my hair and make up and was there to lend support to me and to take care of me when I came home from my surgery. Then after a little nap, my sister Kyle was there.
She gave me the rundown on what went down in Vegas! I can't say I'm sorry I missed it! One more drama I missed! Sorry girls I'd rather be getting my nose done! I was excited for Kyle to see me and my nose, and I was glad to spend some time with her. My kids were at my side the whole time after my procedure and I have amazing friends. That were with me everyday! The hard part was keeping me down! I had no pain, no swelling, and no bruising!!! So I kept wanting to run around and do things, but, of course, my kids and friends were encouraging me to stay in bed! So it was Battle of the Bed! Haha! Oh yeah and then there's Dr. G! He was calling and stopping by! So I was quickly jumping back in bed with ice again! Haha!
I have to admit it was really fun to watch the girls in Vegas on the stripper pole! You go Brandi! I mean they all did a really well, but Brandi took the cake!
Because they were having a hard time keeping me down, I was really excited when Lisa's tea party came along! Finally I could get out of the house! I was so ready to go. I mean it's only been like five days or so, but I was still ready. Although I had bandages on my nose, it was just us girls so I thought it would be fun.
I was getting dressed and our new puppy Kingsley (who is a wonderful, amazing, lovable addition to our family) jumped up and hit the bottom of my nose! My bandage and cast flew off! I I've never felt pain like that!
Thank god, my friend Melody was there! Called Dr. Grigoryants, who was here within 20 minutes! Because my nose was only less than five days post surgery, all the bones were very fragile and not secure in place. It created swelling immediately -- leaving a bump in the center of my new nose! But I don't hold anything against Kingsley for it though. I don't know what hurt more: when the dog hit it or when Dr. Grigoryants pushed it back to the center of my face! The pain was excruciating!
Once Dr. G left and I calmed down, I called Lisa and told her that I wouldn't be able to make it. She was very understanding and pleasant. Watching the episode it was so nice to see that she told the girls I wouldn't be attending. She explained to them what happened. Everyone expressed some concern and then continued on with their luncheon. It was nice to not the be the topic of conversation -- unlike in other situations where they talk behind my back! Even as recently as Las Vegas! As if myself and my doctors were not aware of the seriousness of this disease or had not taken my SOBRIETY into account! My sobriety is the most important thing in my life. My sobriety is my life.
Then everyone went on enjoying -- or not enjoying their lunch?!? It was so nice to see. Maybe they are really beginning to grow up and start respecting one another -- or least me!!?? Made me feel so good!
Although once again the conversation at the table. . .I would have rather been hit in the nose then sit through that!
We had to wait several months to see, but the bump was still there. I went into the office and with a very sharp needle and small injection to the top of my nose, he was able to restore the original beauty that he once created giving me the nose that I love! it is still beautiful and I'm truly grateful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MY DOG AND MY NOSE! Hehe. . . and my Dr. Grigoryants
If you need a make-up person call Veronique ( Melody) Ganouna. She's the best!
Until next week
Kim -- a truly happy person, mom,dog owner and new noser
Have a good one! XO!