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by Olive
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2012 Buddies!
Replies: 59
Views: 8445

Re: January 2012 Buddies!

Hey everyone! Sorry I didn't check in sooner. I'm 8 dasy post-op now, about to go to my first post surgical appointment. I'm anxious to find out how I'm progressing and if there's anything I can start doing differently (exercises, brushing, etc). The first 4 days post-op were utter hell but I got th...
by Olive
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2012 Buddies!
Replies: 59
Views: 8445

Re: January 2012 Buddies!

Good luck to you too, keeponsmiling! Somehow it doesn't feel real yet...
by Olive
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2012 Buddies!
Replies: 59
Views: 8445

Re: January 2012 Buddies!

Oh, mine was changed to the 23rd- same day as you, keeponsmiling!
by Olive
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Should I have genio as well? (pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 3820

Re: Should I have genio as well? (pics)

Thanks for your input! I actually already saw your blog, on jawsurgeryblog.com. I don't have a blog of my own. Good luck with your surgery and I will definitely be thinking of you and following your recovery.
by Olive
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2012 Buddies!
Replies: 59
Views: 8445

Re: January 2012 Buddies!

Just got my date- January 26th!
by Olive
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Should I have genio as well? (pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 3820

Re: Should I have genio as well? (pics)

Update, y'all. I've decided not to go for a genio. Well, 99% sure. I realized that the computer prediction of what I'll look like without the genio doesn't account for the chin bone that I have buried in there somewhere (it comes out when I smile- photo attached as proof!). I feel like the maxillary...
by Olive
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: WOOHOO!
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: WOOHOO!

Mine only hurt for a few days after an adjustment... but then there's another round of pain 2 or 3 weeks later! Anyone else get that?
by Olive
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery recovery and KISSING
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: Surgery recovery and KISSING

Thanks for the replies everyone. I am not looking forward to this aspect of healing (extended periods of numbness) but I still think it will still be worth it.

Did most of you take vitamins that help in nerve regeneration? (Bs, E, omegas...)
by Olive
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My Open Bite (PICS)
Replies: 5
Views: 5958

Re: My Open Bite (PICS)

I agree that it's doesn't look bad at all. I have an open bite too and at this point it's probably only a bit worse than yours (before braces I could fit a pencil in my open bite, because the top front teeth stuck out a lot and the bottom ones were crowded back). But I also have other "symptoms" tha...
by Olive
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery recovery and KISSING
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Surgery recovery and KISSING

This might be silly... and obviously is not my primary concern when it comes to surgery and recovery... but anyway. For those of you who have had surgery and are in a relationship, did you find that the post-surgery numbness and stiffness made it harder or less enjoyable while making out with your p...
by Olive
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho: male or female?
Replies: 31
Views: 4133

Re: Ortho: male or female?

My ortho and dentist are both female. Bonus: they both had braces in their 20s.
by Olive
Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Celebrities with Open Bites?
Replies: 22
Views: 23973

Re: Celebrities with Open Bites?

Lou Doillon, the French model and actress. http://imstars.aufeminin.com/stars/fan/ ... 173135.jpg
by Olive
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Surgery in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 3921

Re: Jaw Surgery in Canada

Hi again, I don't think I know any immigrants or foreign workers well enough to know anything about their insurance situation.. sorry! My surgeon did a 2D digital imaging free for me, he has 3D ones but I think they cost more money. I'm not sure what you're talking about re: "waiting." My surgery wi...
by Olive
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Surgery in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 3921

Re: Jaw Surgery in Canada

Hi Armack. I can only answer part of your question- if you are covered by government medicare, then your hospital stay, anasthesia, etc. will be covered. You will just have to pay a surgeon's fee. My surgeon is Dr. Chehade (I haven't had the surgery yet but he seems pretty well regarded and experien...
by Olive
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 and 4 mth update
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Re: 3 and 4 mth update

You look amazing! I've been following your story somewhat, and I just want to say that you look gorgeous and happy! You were beautiful before, but now even more so; your face looks more balanced. And the swelling has gone down so much. I hope I have results as wonderful as yours (surgery projected f...