I think it's great that you are so happy with your nose and so open about it :) I really wish I could talk about it on my blog but unfortunately people from my school would find it there :/ I actually just had my nose done 3 days ago so I'm in black eye city right now but I can't wait to see my new nose. Keep up the great posts xx
Thank you! I was a bit nervous about blogging about it in the beginning - throwing my insecurities out there was a pretty big deal, and not something I would ever do normally. But if it means that other people going through/about to go through/thinking of going through with rhinoplasty get some idea of what to expect, I see it as a positive thing to do. Just wait for the splint to come off, it will be amazing. Take Arnica tablets and use Arnica cream on your eyes - the bruising will fade alot quicker.
Hey, I'm sorry to be anon but I'm in the process of awaiting rhinoplasty surgery myself. It seems you're still in the early days but I wondered if you think you'll write more on your experience? If not, just wanted to say you seem to be doing really well, I hope it's been a positive choice for you and wishing you a speedy recovery!
Not a problem, I’m more than happy to talk about it.
Where to start…? I’m assuming you’ve chosen your surgeon and had your consultations where they ask you about what you’re looking to achieve etc… so I’ll jump to the surgery bit.
It was pretty daunting - I’ve never had general anesthetic before, nor do I like needles. I told my Anesthetist this and he let me have numbing cream on my hands and then gas and air before they injected me. If you’re worried about needles too - tell someone and they can make it alot more comfortable for you.
I can’t remember coming round in recovery, but apparently I did, and had a lengthy conversation with my surgeon about the possibility of my nose falling off…
When I did finally come to, I was a little panicky about the packing up my nose - I bleed pretty badly and they’d had to put alot of stuff up my nostrils to stem the flow. For the next week I had to cope with only being able to breathe through my mouth. Buy Chapstick/ Vaseline now, you’re going to need it.
As far as pain goes - it’s uncomfortable but not unbearable. The splint they put across your bridge will feel like it’s pinching for a few days until the swelling goes down.
Over the next few days I struggled with sleep. You have to sleep upright for at least 2 weeks (or so I’ve been advised) and you’re so aware of knocking or moving your nose - I freaked out and just refused to go to sleep… I got over it eventually, but it takes some getting used to, especially when you get home from Hospital. My Mum stayed with me the first night to make sure I could breathe okay and get me water etc. You wont want to move around too much for a while…
I think it has been a positive choice, but if you spoke to me 4 days ago… I wasn’t so great. Be prepared for fluctuating moods - once the black eyes set in and you begin to get bored of watching movies all day and not going out… hahaha!
Good luck with your surgery!! If you want to know anything specific don’t hesitate to ask! x
I’ve gone and had plastic surgery… rhinoplasty to be precise. I’ve had my bridge broken and made slimline, and then my surgeon cut all the cartilage out of my nostrils and replace, refined and reshaped them. I’ve just about come round to my normal self post general anesthetic, still spacy as hell though. And I can smell the strangest shit.
Right now I look like I’ve been beaten with a hefty stick, my eyes are swollen and black. But in 3 months I’ll get to see the somewhat final result. And this will all be worth it.
Rightly or wrongly, I purchased a 4 track promo sampler for Adam Cohen’s recent album on eBay.
I should add that I have already purchased the album itself from a reputable source and love it. When I received the promo, I was astonished to see that it was a CDR with a “home” printed label and a badly printed, badly cut and poorly folded “home” printed cover in a plastic wallet. The trader assures me that this is how Cooking Vinyl put their promos out these days and referred me to you for confirmation. Is he right?
I am quite prepared to believe that things have moved on but the last time I bought a promo CD it was a silver CD, not necessarily in a jewel case but definitely with professionally printed covers.
I find it hard to believe such an amateurishly produced promo is particularly helpful when promoting your products unless the focus these days is solely on the music, no more, no less (in which case, surely, promos could be transmitted in electronic form, with no need for CDs at all?)
I would appreciate your comments before I go back to the eBay trader. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your input.
As you are obviously aware - promo material is for press and press only - it has no commercial value and should not have ended up on Ebay in the first place - this is illegal and infringes on both our and the artists copyright - as neither parties are reimbursed. If you have the contact details of this trader we will be following it up with legal proceedings.
As for the appearance of the CD… when we service to radio and TV stations the only thing they care about is the music on the disc, they are fully aware of our artist and have no need for art work.
I hope this clarifies this issue for you, may I recommend that you purchase CD’s from official and solicited retailers in future.
“When I was 18 I wanted to fuck on the floor and break shit, when I was 25 I wanted to fuck on the floor and break shit, when I was 35 I wanted to fuck on the floor and break shit, now I’m 40 I want to fuck on the floor and break shit.”—Henry Rollins (via m-e-l-the-great)
And I’ve totes not mindlessly rambled about my life in ages on here.
To start, my elbow is still ruined by Slam Dunk South drunken antics - yes. It was my annual day of mess, and I was found in a McDonald’s near Hatfield by my worried Mother (who had driven out to get me despite sinking a bottle of Southern Comfort herself) trying to find a plug to charge my phone. Bad times. Anyone who has tried to regale me with situations I got myself into has received a swift kick in the shin to shut them up. I do not want to know - and I doubt I’ll do that again.
What sparked this elusive day? Well, only went and got employed at Cooking Vinyl didn’t I?
First step towards carving a career in the music industry.
Then I’ve been selected to assist the CEO of Ministry of Sound for a brain storm day and find a new business model they can adopt, which is incredible, but also quite terrifying. I do not want to seem like a idiot, but I’m also worried about giving too much of my own master plan away (particularly as I have been quite open about my ideas, and it would appear some people have actually listened… and done it themselves. That or me and Maddison have the foresight of Buddha.) So I have 10 days to get to know every nook and cranny of the current MoS situation and come up with something original and genius.
Oh yeah, and it’s now 20 days til I fuck off to L.A for a few weeks!! Warped tour is in the area whilst I’m there, am I am beyond excited - I want to party harder than Andrew W.K on crack and ruin myself so much I make Ozzy Osbourne sound as eloquent as Prince William. Excellent. Independence Day also falls whilst I am there, so I’m trying to find a Ginger Spice-esque dress to wear especially, purely for the mischief it will cause (I am personally on the side of the ‘Mericans on this one, so aim to find the dress that shows the most boob to counter-act the hate I will be thrown), and have planned to go to the Muscle Beach crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Muscle Beach (I’ve started my 100 sit ups a day in preparation to not look like a beached wale…)
And there ends my undiluted brag, I hopefully will get to Download for a day next weekend, so will see many of you sexual panthers there!!!