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by boatsink
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 2011 Buddies!!!!
Replies: 220
Views: 27733

Re: September 2011 Buddies!!!!

Hey everyone! Any updates from fellow September 2011 surgery buddies? I hope you all are well. I wanted to come on by and thank you all in this thread, and forum, for your support over the years. It definitely helped me get through the surgery and all the anxieties that followed. Best of luck to the...
by boatsink
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Advice needed

Marian! September Buddy! I also too have my braces on still! I kept my braces on longer than anticipated post-surgery. My ortho didn't force me to keep them on longer, nor should any ortho, but merely recommended for stability's sake. So I decided to go on several more months to make sure everything...
by boatsink
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Debraced!!
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Debraced!!

That's GREAT news!!! Congrats on getting debraced!!!!
by boatsink
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Damaging your splint with hot food?
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Damaging your splint with hot food?

Mine wasn't damaged because of hot foods (liquids :) ), but the heavy spiced/seasoned soups did! Somehow it infused itself in my splint and left a horrid, lingering taste in my mouth. I had this carrot ginger soup and tomato soup - never again. Aside from being wired shut, I would say that THAT was ...
by boatsink
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2 days post op - questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 1817

Re: 2 days post op - questions!

glad it was the iron pills, and nothing else. Happy sailing through the recovery process :).
by boatsink
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: numbness in the jaw
Replies: 12
Views: 2100

Re: numbness in the jaw

I am about 5 month post-op and I have some residual numbness on my right lower lip and chin. It has much improved overtime - the area affected has significantly been reduced. In general, if someone where to touch the affected area, I can tell which direction it's being touched. I can sense temperatu...
by boatsink
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 2011 Buddies!!!!
Replies: 220
Views: 27733

Re: September 2011 Buddies!!!!

Hey September Buddies! It's been such a while, and it seems there are several active issues. I'm sorry to hear you'll be undergoing another surgery Marian. Feb 28th is approaching, but I understand that it is not soon enough! I hope things gets resolved. Jeff/Jo - congrats on getting the braces full...
by boatsink
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2 days post op - questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 1817

Re: 2 days post op - questions!

Congrats on getting to the other side! Things will only get better from here :). 1. I used ice packs for 3 days after surgery and eventually switched to heat. That's what the PA told me to do and so I did it. Swelling peaked at day 3-4 and went down afterwards. 2. I was on a liquid diet for 2 weeks....
by boatsink
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Wired Jaw - some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

Re: Wired Jaw - some questions

I was wired shut for 2 weeks. Talking was difficult. Imagine clenching your teeth together and talking - it's hard to project your voice and annunciate. Also, my sentences were often drawn out because I had to stop midway, breathe through my nose, instead of being able to talk and breathe by mouth. ...
by boatsink
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 2011 Buddies!!!!
Replies: 220
Views: 27733

Re: September 2011 Buddies!!!!

Congrats Jeff! You must be so excited to get your braces off that soon after surgery - I know I'm jealous! Marian - how come you changed orthos? I don't know if I would recommend not following the ortho's instructions as I would hope she has more knowledge than those of us wearing braces (but hey, I...
by boatsink
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: December 2011 Surgery Buddies??
Replies: 91
Views: 14409

Re: December 2011 Surgery Buddies??

I just want to wish those who are anticipating their surgeries for December well. For those who have had their surgeries, the big event is over! Congrats. Wish you the best on your road to recovery. :)
by boatsink
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 2011 Buddies!!!!
Replies: 220
Views: 27733

Re: September 2011 Buddies!!!!

Hey September Buddies! How's everyone?? Sorry, been MIA. I guess it's pretty consistent once surgery comes most tend to disappear =). Jo - I am super glad you are fine. You've been through so much. You have tremendous spirit and have pulled through such a traumatic experience. I'm so glad Marian was...
by boatsink
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 2011 Buddies!!!!
Replies: 220
Views: 27733

Re: September 2011 Buddies!!!!

Hey Jo, haven't heard from you since your third operation. I hope your well.
by boatsink
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 2011 Buddies!!!!
Replies: 220
Views: 27733

Re: September 2011 Buddies!!!!

Jo - I wish you the best and like always, I know you will pull through. 3 surgeries and still strong. Let us know how everything goes! Jeff - I'm still numb (had surgery on 9/9); however, the area affected is getting smaller. Also, the numbness seems less? I don't know how to describe it. On the sur...
by boatsink
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 2011 Buddies!!!!
Replies: 220
Views: 27733

Re: September 2011 Buddies!!!!

Happy late Bday Jeff! Jo - I agree with Marian - get yourself some nice flowers! I'm not a flower guy, but my sister bought me a nice bouquet and interestingly it really helped to brighten my mood with all the colors. It also gave me a sense of purpose - for such a small task I was able to care for ...