This morning I got to see my surgeon for a few minutes, and boy was it productive. I managed to take an x-ray when I got there, and I was pretty much hyperventilating. Then the magic happened. Using some Q-Tips jammed up my nose, and a nurse to vacuum, Doc must have unlodged the biggest boogars I have ever seen. It was clearly the reason my breathing was hampered and I couldn't have been more proud of their sheer size. I swear one had a diameter of 2 cm.
Some things Doc told me:
Swelling has probably already hit its peak yesterday(day 4) and should begin to subside
Remember to breathe from the lungs
Anyways, following that we picked up some Boost Plus on the way home and I managed to put it down via syringe. It tasted much better than the typical juice and water - although it was much thicker, and I noticed the consistency change instantly.