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by katsface
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Think I've had a slight relapse, can braces help? BSSO :(
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Think I've had a slight relapse, can braces help? BSSO :

Did you have a jaw repositioning splint before your surgery to relax your jaw into proper position?
by katsface
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Mouth rinse - my experience
Replies: 8
Views: 2493

Re: Mouth rinse - my experience

I can tell you from my SARPE experience that the Peridex does stain teeth, but it's like a brownish drank-too-much-coffee kind of stain and it can be cleaned off by your hygienist. I get a blue residue from the Peridex on some spots but not a lot. My Rx said to use it for two weeks but I'm almost on...
by katsface
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Aesthetics, golden ratios, jaw angles?
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: Aesthetics, golden ratios, jaw angles?

Any of the movements you asked about should be possible, but would likely be considered cosmetic by the insurance company unless the movement corrects your bite. That means you would be paying out of pocket. Not sure if that matters to you.
by katsface
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Soft foods post-surgery
Replies: 111
Views: 95512

Re: Soft foods post-surgery

Some more notes on what I've been eating lately: Wish I made more chix stock and fewer soups before surgery. I can blend just about anything with chix stock and in addition to tasting great it ups the nutritional value some. I've been eating a lot of baby food fruit purees lately becuase they are so...
by katsface
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Soft foods post-surgery
Replies: 111
Views: 95512

Re: Soft foods post-surgery

I've been making a concoction the past two days that's been awesome and super smooth. I don't have a gap at the back of my molars so everything I'm eating has to be able to sieve between my teeth and this new concoction is fitting the bill. I'm using infant rice cereal with equal parts milk and home...
by katsface
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: New - concerns about surgery, can you help? (Pic attached)
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: New - concerns about surgery, can you help? (Pic attache

1. Some relapse is expected, and your surgeon should plan it into your surgery. 2. Lefort 1 is just the maxilla I think - to affect the midface (cheeks and eyes) you start getting into Lefort 2 and 3. 3. I threw up after my surgery but it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. 4. I don't kno...
by katsface
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lost sense of smell after double jaw surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 3623

Re: Lost sense of smell after double jaw surgery

My sense of smell has been fine after surgeries, but my sense of taste was greatly diminished due to the antibacterial rinse. It came back about a week after I stopped using the rinse last time. Are you using a special rinse, or taking narcotic drugs for pain? I wonder if those might be responsible ...
by katsface
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10548

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

Surgery went well last night. They put me on a patch before the surgery last night. I also had zofran in my IV during surgery and more after b/c they did remember to tell the recovery room nurse. I love nurses. The one I had last night once I got a room wasn't great though. I had some kind of device...
by katsface
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Talking imediately after BSSO - communicating with nurses
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Talking imediately after BSSO - communicating with nurse

Well, they put me on a patch before the surgery last night. I also had zofran in my IV during surgery and more after b/c they did remember to tell the recovery room nurse. I love nurses. The one I had last night once I got a room wasn't great though. I had some kind of device that was supposed to be...
by katsface
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Talking imediately after BSSO - communicating with nurses
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Talking imediately after BSSO - communicating with nurse

Thanks for the links!

Unfortunately, the surgery is in three days, so I don't think there is time to get them to consider a new protocol.

Were you able to communicate with the nurses immediately after surgery, even if you didn't have any problems with nausea?
by katsface
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone with nocturnal bruxism who had double jaw surgery?
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Re: Anyone with nocturnal bruxism who had double jaw surgery

I "clench" at night. I don't wear a guard or anything. I don't think it caused any problems for my SARPE surgery, and I'm up to have a BSSO next week, so I'll let you know how that goes. I did have a few moments in the weeks following my SARPE that were a bit disconcerting where my lower jaw had a s...
by katsface
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What RX Drugs are allowed before and after surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: What RX Drugs are allowed before and after surgery?

Thank you for responding!

Haven't heard back from the surgeon yet, I just got concerned b/c the sheet that comes with both the Armour and the Cytomel say to let your doctor know you take these drugs if you're having surgery. Good to know it hasn't been an issue with your surgeries. Thanks!
by katsface
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10548

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

I'm so sorry to hear you're getting jerked around by the hospitals. That stinks. I really hope you can both get your surgeries in soon! I'm up next Thursday. Just paid the surgeon today, and I go in on Monday to see my regular doctor for a pre-surgery physical. I'm getting pretty nervous by trying n...
by katsface
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What RX Drugs are allowed before and after surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: What RX Drugs are allowed before and after surgery?

I just called my surgeon to ask. Waiting for a call back but glad I thought to call and ask him directly. Don't know why I didn't think to just call and ask before posting here! I'll respond with whatever he tells me in case it helps anyone else - but also ask your surgeon (I need to remember to tak...
by katsface
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What RX Drugs are allowed before and after surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 540

What RX Drugs are allowed before and after surgery?

I take prescription thyroid medicine (Armour, and Cytomel) and I'm wondering if I can still take these before and after my surgery? I still have an intact thyroid gland, I just make too much reverse T3, if that matters. I have to get a physical from my prescribing doctor Monday, so I can ask her the...