Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tales of a Broken Nose

Though I will attempt to blame this on Cason, the truth is it was probably all my fault.  It's all fun and games until someone breaks a nose.

We were just playing on the floor.  I was laying on the ground on my back and Cason was climbing on me.  We were laughing and playing and he was perched on top of my knees until he lost his balance and fell backwards.  The back of his extremely hard skull his my nose... and only my nose.  It felt like a bowling ball had fallen from 3' and smashed into my face. 

I rolled over and grabbed my nose expecting it to be missing or flattened into my skull.  I remember saying "I think I broke my nose" and feeling terrible pain.  Cason was crying but mostly because he was startled by the fall.  I'm not sure how my nose didn't leave a divot in his skull.

That was late Wednesday night a week ago.  I took some advil, added some ice for a few minutes but it hurt too bad to have ice sitting on my nose.  I had to keep looking in the mirror to make sure my nose was still there.  oh, the pain.

The next day I decided to document my possible broken nose journey.  I realized that I don't look at my nose that much because I couldn't really tell if it was swollen or not.  Maybe a little puffy.

 This is Friday morning.  One black eye.  The side I sleep on. 

 Very thankful for my friend Bobbi Brown this morning.  I don't know that I have ever used these three products together.  They are intended to be used together but I typically use each one separately.  Today, I needed all three- base, color corrector, concealer, and powder (not shown). 
After makeup.  Not bad.  I mean, it just looks like I missed a spot with my concealer- or I let my eye shadow flake under my eyes.
 And that brings us to Saturday morning.  Two black eyes.  Very nice.  My eye lids are black too.  Or purple rather. 
 After makeup.  Better.  Not great but better.  I thought this would be the worst day.  Isn't day 3 always the worst??  Ha.

And here's day 4.  Sunday.  There are so many things wrong with this picture.  There are reasons why people don't take pictures before they put on makeup- much less with black eyes.  Ew.  It hurts me to look at it.  This is about blogging though.  This is about the people.  I did this for you.  It's humiliating but it had to be done.  Do you see that my eyes are some kind of disgusting green yellow?  Lovely.  
 After makeup.  Here I am at church.  I asked the 2 year olds to please refrain from throwing toys at my face.  Just for today.  Hmmm, still looks green to me.  gross.
 Hi sweet pea.  Thanks for breaking my nose.  I still love you.
And that's where my pictures stop.  I couldn't bear it anymore.  They eyes have gotten worse every day since.  "That's not possible" you say.  Well I can tell you that it is.

I went to the doctor yesterday and it turns out, it is broken.  Not in the way where it is totally offset to one side but in the broken and only slightly offset with a bump.... like Owen Wilson. 

Okay, not like Owen, I don't even know that I can see it.  My helpful doctor said that she could see it.  I'm going to an ENT dr. next week mainly to make sure that it won't cause problems in the future.  It still aches, especially at the end of the day.  That's weird since you don't really use your nose.  It's not like it hurts cause it's been working hard all day.  Maybe smelling is harder than I thought.


amberdawn said...

Oh no!!!! Thanks for sharing the pics but Oh girl-I ache for you! I broke my mom's nose when I was a baby by throwing my head back into her face! Now after seeing your pics, I feel really bad about that! But, even with the broken nose you are still beautiful!

DesignKat said...

OUCH! I broke my nose when I was in college and it does hurt something nasty so I feel your pain. And it's a good thing you documented this because it will come in handy when Cason is well into his 30's and won't come over to help his momma with (fill in the blank). Remind him of this incident and he will right over to help. :)

jacintohukle said...

Despite the broken nose and the bruises around your eyes, I still think that you look great. I hope that injuries like this won't happen in the future. It would be a good idea if you play with stuff toys and pillows, instead of playing roughhouse games. It would not hurt as much, and the risk of having one of you noses broken would be less.

Jacinto Hukle

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