Remember that scene from Total Recall?

March 4, 2010 Personal Comments (0) 835

This is what I’m in for next Wednesday – and couldn’t be looking forward to it more.

Nasal splints are made of silicon and are stuffed into the nostrils after rhinoplasty or septoplasty in order to stabilize the septum for healing and to prevent adhesion of the healing wounds inside the nose.  They’re totally necessary, but they’re also absurdly huge.  Right now I can feel them both, crammed far enough up my nose that they might be touching my brain.  On Wednesday I have an appointment to have them removed, but in the meantime there are a host of YouTube users who have had the courtesy of uploading their own splint removal – and boy, is it something.

On the good side, the procedure doesn’t seem especially painful.  Opinions vary, with some people seeming to actually enjoy it and others saying it hurts just a little.  Everyone agrees that it’s a bizarre feeling, like having your brain pulled out in preparation for mummification.  That, and they all agree that it’s a tremendous relief, and breathing afterward is pure pleasure.  I’m really looking forward to it.

In case you enjoyed that first one, after the jump I’m embedding a few more YouTubers having their splints removed.  If you’re really getting off on this, a search on YouTube will turn up dozens more.

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