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by Brinky
Sun May 24, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Get This Glue Off!
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Get This Glue Off!

Those of you who've had the delightful pressure bandage applied postop know the evil I am battling.... it's driving me nuts :lol:

How do you get that yucky sticky residue OFF your face? What has and hasn't worked for you? Help!
by Brinky
Sun May 24, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May Buddies
Replies: 22
Views: 2727

Lost in the limbo land of recovery! How can time go soooo slowly and so fast at the same time? Thank you for checking in on us :D Recovery for me is going great, in that it sucks in all the usual predictable ways with no crazy suprises, :lol: . The last few days were pretty tough emotionally but rea...
by Brinky
Sun May 24, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Kate - All The Better to BITE You With My Dear...r u here?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Clarissa you are way too sweet!

I've sent you an email and will have a look at the blog formatting again :roll:

Thanks for hunting me down and we'll be chatting soon :D
by Brinky
Fri May 01, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: cleaning before surgery....
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Definitely a good idea! I had to book a cleaning 3-4 weeks before surgery as requested by my OS :)
by Brinky
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May Buddies
Replies: 22
Views: 2727

Ctoler, Not stupid at all! I think the frustration of waiting, waiting and not being able to chime in with personal experience-based reassurance just makes time go soooooo slooooowly sometimes. Just absorb~ a sponge! Oy, nothing like last minute changes, but if you're going throught the whole proces...
by Brinky
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May Buddies
Replies: 22
Views: 2727

ctoler1920, Welcome aboard! :D You don't have long to wait & you sure didn't get much of a warning did you? Hang in there, I swear waiting is brutal~ Too many unknowns. But look how many have gone before us... What are you having done, if I may ask? Thanks, Blindboarder, for the best wishes :) You d...
by Brinky
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May Buddies
Replies: 22
Views: 2727

Three & a half weeks to go Joe! Are you more nervous or excited? Or the weird mix of both?

Any new takers to add their names to the May list? :D
by Brinky
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Face Skin post op questio
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

Hello starteeth. Having your skin act up does seem fairly common post op, and I think your guesses are bang on: The swelling, the stretching, the medication... also the way your diet changes has got to mess things up a bit :wink: Frustrating in the meantime, but I'd imagine that as everything gets b...
by Brinky
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sliding Genioplasty, Thoughts? Pics.
Replies: 8
Views: 6316

Just as clarification, in my understanding genioplasty does not always result in a longer face. The bone can be cut and slid forward which would give a longer profile, however genioplasty can also refer to a section of bone being shaved off and/or angled on a different plane which would result in a ...
by Brinky
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many have or dont have Molar bands???
Replies: 37
Views: 3622

I have 8; 2 on each side, upper and lower. Beyond the joys of getting them on and icreased floss shredding, they have given me no grief :D
by Brinky
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pregnant
Replies: 4
Views: 845

PS. For interests sake, there's another jaw blogger Katherine, http://babiesandbraces.blogspot.com/ who is recently done BSSO and is now pregnant. Her last couple of posts talk about some of the concerns, opinions and decisions she went through in weighing the "when to get pregnant" debate. Might be...
by Brinky
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pregnant
Replies: 4
Views: 845

I've read a few diffenent opinions on this subject and the only thing in common was that they were all different, haha :roll: 3,6, and 12 months have all been mentioned, depending on the doctor and a whole host of reasons, concerning strain on your body & immune system from so much going into healin...
by Brinky
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Last meal before or after hooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Hey if all else fails, you can use it as an excuse to have TWO last meals~ one before the hooks just in case and again before surgery to celebrate that the hooks are okay :wink:
by Brinky
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Ive made the 1st small step
Replies: 4
Views: 671

First steps are big ones, and often the hardest, so good for you taking this one. Good luck with the consultation and hope you get some answers so you can start planning your next steps.

All the best
kate
by Brinky
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: chop-chop tomorrow
Replies: 20
Views: 2671

Congrats to an end to WAITING! You'll be on your way now, but want to add my best wishes for a successful surgery and smooth recovery. Cheers to your new bite and chin~ :thumbsup:

kate
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