The splints that were removed from my nostrils yesterday are called Doyle splints. I don’t actually have a picture of mine, but here’s one from Wikipedia after them being removed and at an angle so you can see how far they actually go back. That picture is a somewhat Tempting Picture of the Day.
The worst part of the procedure was removing the stitch, after that, the removal of the splints was basically relief. I have to go back next week to have some sort of packing film removed. And I guess that leads to the somewhat Tempting Video of the Day – Me, getting the stints removed
It’s great being able to have a clearer nasal passage, but I still have lots of drainage and bleeding, so even gentle blowing of the nose and sniffling is painful. Heck, it even hurts to smile. Actually, I need a refill of my pain meds, the crazy bad headaches have returned.