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by lueyfufu
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: lips hurting
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: lips hurting

Do you have wax you can use to cover the parts of your braces that are irritating the inside of your lip? That could at least help the inside feel better. My lips were very chapped and painful from being swollen post-op. I used Vaseline Lip Care on them almost constantly for the first three weeks an...
by lueyfufu
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

Hiya foxparadox. :) That hummus soup sounds interesting. Do you mind sharing the recipe? :)
by lueyfufu
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What about sneezing?
Replies: 10
Views: 4734

Re: What about sneezing?

I've sneezed 15 times since my January 8th surgery (Lefort & BSSO) and it wasn't as bad as I expected. (Yeah, I've been keeping a tally. :D) I tried very hard to stifle it, but it all came on very quickly. I read in some of my post-op paperwork that if you have to sneeze, to do it through your mouth...
by lueyfufu
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

First day back at work! I've certainly missed the music on my office computer. :D I don't have a scale at home, so I've been curious to see how much weight I've lost. There's a scale in the break room here at work for a Biggest Loser competition they're doing, so I weighed myself this morning. I've ...
by lueyfufu
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

e77: I lost like 15 pounds when I had my expander! It took so darn long to eat that I could only eat about 1/3 as much on my lunch breaks. And it seemed like all the food would squish right through the expander and be trapped between it and the roof of my mouth. A WaterPik is good for clearing that ...
by lueyfufu
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

That's great news! Hang in there - it only gets easier from here. :)
by lueyfufu
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

I think the speech impediment was my least favorite part of wearing an expander. It took a couple weeks for my gap to finally appear. I looked pretty scary, but it was exciting at the same time. :) I'm not sure when the end of my journey will be. My ortho said his last surgical patient was in braces...
by lueyfufu
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

e77, how's that gap coming along? Can you drive a truck through it yet? ;-)
by lueyfufu
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

How are you feeling, bubbajade? All set and ready to go? :)
by lueyfufu
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

Good luck this week, e77! How are you feeling? :)
by lueyfufu
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

Just got back from my first followup with the surgeon. I wasn't banded shut right after surgery, but he put on a few tight elastics today to guide my bite. So now I have to relearn how to take meds and liquids somehow without opening my mouth. I know this will pass, but it's soooo frustrating right ...
by lueyfufu
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

Thanks, bubbajade! If I'm not back on the forum before you all have your surgeries, good luck to you! The hardest part of our journeys is almost done! :)
by lueyfufu
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: January 2013 Buddies

Thanks, Vanessa! I had SARPE in the summer of 2008 and I remember being so self-conscious about how crazy my teeth looked with the gap (in addition to being SO crooked.) :GapToothed:

You'll make quick progress now though, and it's so exciting to see how quickly and drastically everything changes!
by lueyfufu
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2013 Buddies
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

January 2013 Buddies

Anybody else due for surgery this month? My big day is January 8 - upper and lower to correct an anterior open bite. It's both terrifying and exciting!
by lueyfufu
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Ortho & Surgeon Disagree?
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Ortho & Surgeon Disagree?

Has anyone had a similar experience? The surgeon my ortho referred me to says I need both upper and lower jaw surgery, while my ortho says he believes only upper is necessary. Does it have to come down to ME making the decision, or should they be working this out between them before we move any furt...