I snore very loudly, it keeps my husband awake many nights. I saw a doctor and he said I needed surgery to correct a deviated septum. I am terrified of any type of surgery, something goes wrong and your all done. My mom' s friend had a nose job once (for cosmetic reasons) and almost died because the doctor didn't do the packing right and she swallowed it. The revived her, but, that thought is with me when I think about doing this surgery. I know I need to do it for health reasons too. I am very healthy, am not overweight but I want to know what the risks are? I just read a story on this web site of a man who has constant nose bleeds now? What is your advice. How dangerous is this surgery? Can you die from it? I have never been in the hospital so the idea terrifies me.