Hey sorry I've been rubbish at replying this week! Number one i've felt a bit rubbish and number two my bf has been working from home using the laptop all day. By the time its got to night I wanted to just chill with him!!
AWSeibert - awwh thanks so much for your kind words!! Retrospectively I just think was I just being a big moaner?? ha but yeah I know it felt like hell at the time! I am feeling much better now but I still am worried about my bite. I saw my surgeon today and when he took the tight bands off my bottom jaw does go a bit back. I've gone down from 14 bands to just two now - WOW! They are still tight and i'm banded shut but I've been given the go ahead to take them off to eat!
Yay! stopped taking the morphine the other day as it was making me hallucinate and I didn't like it!
Keeponsmiling - I ended up getting just the upper in the end but was still so glad to leave the hospital after just one night! Very normal for all the grinding etc. I've been doing it. I can actually hear the bones where the jaw has been broken cracking and creaking. VERY unnerving. I asked the surgeon about it and he told me its completely normal and can be for the next 6 weeks! I started just drinking the milkshakes from a cup in the end. It was just taking too long with a syringe. I suppose I have the luxury of that though because my bottom lip isn't numb!
Ohh no... so sorry to hear you have had a set back! Just think though... a couple more weeks of hard work and it truly will pay off in the long run. You'll have that amazing bite you've always wanted! It will be worth it! I bought a cheap turkey baster before my op maybe you could use that for soup. Cut the end off it a little bit? and you would get the more thick flavoursome stuff in??
To be honest my swelling has come down massively but I still have a lovely frozen face. People are so rude when you go out? have you noticed that?? They really stare at me :/
My main concern at the moment is relapse as my ortho mentioned it to me again today. It does get me down but I'll just have to hope I'm one of the lucky cases! I've managed visitors this week which was lovely and my living room is like a florist. So thankful for friends and family!!!