For the first two (2) weeks after surgery:

The Do's

  • Sleep with your head up using 3 to 4 pillows.
  • Avoid all products containing aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen or any other NSAIDs.

The Do Not's

  • Do not blow your nose. Sniff up and spit out if necessary
  • Do not use your nose to sneeze. Open your mouth and sneeze.
  • Do not do extreme exercise or exertion.
  • Do not bend over for long periods of time.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Do not eat or drink very hot foods and/or beverages.

Note – Some bloody oozing from the nose is not unusual. This will lessen each day. Any loss of smell or taste normally returns within a few weeks.