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Ear, Nose & Throat board

Hi everyone,

I'm having my deviated nasal septum straightened along with turbinate reduction and somnoplasty of my soft palate done on July 28. I'm rather nervous as I have claustrophobia and I'm not sure how I'm going to tolerate the nasal packing, especially if I also have swelling from the somnoplasty. I'm afraid I'll freak out, rip the packing out and mess everything up!

Can anyone share your experiences with me? Should I stock up on Valium before my surgery and just knock myself out for a week or so? HELP! (And thanks!)