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by catsteeth
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

Mmm crunchy fried food. Actually, any food that isn't liquid would be nice. Hopefully I get my splint out on Friday and I can graduate to soft foods. Glad to hear nobody has any complications at this point. I've been avoiding my family. They all have colds. I think it would be very scary if I got on...
by catsteeth
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

I think he said that I would be no splint and still banded but with looser elastics. He said that at that point, I could start soft food. He also said that maybe, I'd be able to take the splint off for 5 minutes and brush my teeth at my next appointment. Fingers crossed!
by catsteeth
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: March 2012 buddies!
Replies: 45
Views: 5324

Re: March 2012 buddies!

keeponsmiling, just thought I'd pop over and wish you good luck! Hope you have an uneventful surgery.
by catsteeth
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

Had my first post-op. Everything looks great. I must have a really conservative OS. He told me that I'm tight banded with the splint for another 2 weeks. I'll be stuck on thin liquids until then. I've tried drinking thicker liquids but the splint just wont let anything else through. My back seems to...
by catsteeth
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

I'm back! Sorry I disappeared. My hospital was on strike but it turns out it was only some of the workers and they went back to work the next day. Fortunately, it was one of my OS's operating days so I didn't get bumped out of line. I'm now 5 days post op. The surgery wasn't too bad, the pain hasn't...
by catsteeth
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

I can't believe this. The support workers just walked off at my hospital in a wildcat (illegal) strike. Already, 50 surgeries have been cancelled in this region. I can't imagine I'm getting in tomorrow. I am so upset right now. This surgery is stressful enough already without this happening. I was j...
by catsteeth
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

Endamut, since I'm just lower jaw too, you're giving me lots of encouragement. lattiee, good to hear the swelling is down. I also worry about my kids. My son is 8 and he already has crooked teeth and a crossbite. My daughter has an underdeveloped jaw. I'm sure they will be visiting the orthodontist ...
by catsteeth
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

Welcome back, Endamut! Sounds like you are doing great except for the pain. Hopefully that get better. How is your swelling? I'm just having the lower jaw. I'm tight banded with elastics 3 weeks with a splint. I'm appreciating food now while I still can. The crispy chicken sandwich was great! I wond...
by catsteeth
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

lattiee, Through your cheek sounds awful. If you don't mind me asking, why did they go that route this time? I've heard of drainage tubes in the cheek but nothing major. Yes, 3 more days. Besides the cold, I also have the start of a migraine. That usually means I get my period is a couple of days so...
by catsteeth
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

Good luck today, Endamut! lattiee, sorry, I was confused. I'd heard plate removal was easy but I guess yours was anything but. I hope you get some feeling back in your cheek. Ashleigh, good luck at your post op. Hope you can have a good night's sleep soon. I'm still fighting the cold. I'm going to t...
by catsteeth
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

Woodwillow, you actually look not bad, bruises and all. I can see that you are very swollen but it already looks really good. Such a lovely shade of yellow :) Worldpeace, congrats on making it home. I laughed at your Sherman comment. That's quite a visual! Lattiee, good luck with the plate removal. ...
by catsteeth
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

Woodwillow, how are you doing now? Swelling better?

Worldpeace, hope it went well. Update us when you can.

Endamut, This is our last weekend. You're in on Tues, right? Are you as nervous as me? Are you doing anything special to get ready?
by catsteeth
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2012 Buddies!
Replies: 59
Views: 8886

Re: January 2012 Buddies!

Ashleigh, Glad to hear you are doing better! Hope to hear some more of your positive progress.
by catsteeth
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: February 2012 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 100
Views: 9078

Re: February 2012 Surgery Buddies

Good luck worldpeace! Woodwillow, you don't have to pretend its all good with us. We'd rather hear the reality version. I'm sorry it is going so rough for you. I hear those first few days are really rough. I hope your pain goes down and you can breathe easier. Hopefully you are at the peak now and y...
by catsteeth
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2012 Buddies!
Replies: 59
Views: 8886

Re: January 2012 Buddies!

Ashleigh, Sorry you are feeling the blues. It sounds like you are on the right track for recovery though. I hope your swelling goes down and you have a pain free week.

How are things going with everyone else? I'm a Feb surgery and I'm obsessed with details!