Hey, I had a septoplasty this week, too! On the 4th. I was warned that chills could be a sign of infection (though normally when alternating with fever). Just being cold is most likely just the post-op thing, as QtM knows better than I.
For some reason I thought I’d be anaesthetized by the doctor, so I didn’t take a Vicodin before getting the packing out. Big mistake – I was crawling the walls by the time he finished, and then he had to take out the (what were they, splints?) enormous plastic disks, which didn’t look like they could ever have fit up my nose. And then there was the suction – I don’t want to think about the suction.
The homeless are bundled up for three reasons: (1) starving causes hypothermia, (2) it’s the only place some of them can carry their clothes, and (3) some of them are a little crazy.