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by lukeaj
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower jaw surgery in 48 hours
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Lower jaw surgery in 48 hours

Back on ward. Like Luke said, nothing to it. Was watching Hot Fuzz before op and am now back on ward watching the end. Starving hungry but Otherwise fine. Face full of local anaesthetic so just waiting for pain to kick in. Congratulations! Good thinking, i took a portable dvd player with me and wat...
by lukeaj
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower jaw surgery in 48 hours
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Lower jaw surgery in 48 hours

I had the same surgery just over a week ago and my swelling has gone down great by getting up and back to normal as quickly as possible! I actually booked 6 weeks off work not knowing how quickly I'd recover. 2-3 weeks is fine. I really got anxious as it was my first operation... But you wake up and...
by lukeaj
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower jaw surgery, 1 week mark [Pictures]
Replies: 10
Views: 8846

Re: Lower jaw surgery, 1 week mark [Pictures]

It looks like you're recovering really quickly. The day 10 pic looks great! I'm 48 hours from a lower jaw advancement so I'm crossing my fingers that my post-op and results go as well as yours Luke. Cheers, Chris Hi Chris, thanks a lot! the first week is the hardest because you feel fine in yoursel...
by lukeaj
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower jaw surgery, 1 week mark [Pictures]
Replies: 10
Views: 8846

Re: Lower jaw surgery, 1 week mark [Pictures]

Chiara wrote:wow day 8 looks great.
thanks! already feeling alot more confident, surgery was the best decision I ever made
by lukeaj
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower jaw surgery, 1 week mark [Pictures]
Replies: 10
Views: 8846

Re: Lower jaw surgery, 1 week mark [Pictures]

You're recovering fast. I see almost no swelling on the 1 week photo. Hope I recover as fast as you after my underbite surgery. Looks great btw Thanks alot. Feel so much better even with some swelling than I did before surgery! Yes it seems to be going down fast, I've made sure from day 1 to get up...
by lukeaj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower jaw surgery, 1 week mark [Pictures]
Replies: 10
Views: 8846

Lower jaw surgery, 1 week mark [Pictures]

Hi everyone, I'm new to the board and it feels great to find a community where people are going through the same/similar things as you feel freakishly different/alone during recovery! Haha. I had a large overbite which has effected my confidence for years, always trying to push my jaw out when peopl...
by lukeaj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weight GAIN and braces
Replies: 33
Views: 5395

Re: Weight GAIN and braces

I've just had jaw surgery, last week. Met with the dietitian and I have gained a pound on a liquid diet! Most people seem to be losing shed loads. Bodies work in different ways I guess
by lukeaj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Drinking tea/coffee with braces
Replies: 26
Views: 35164

Re: Drinking tea/coffee with braces

I'm hooked on black coffee, which probably isn't great. My sister got her teeth whitened after braces and they look fine now... So I'm just going to tell myself it will all be fine.
by lukeaj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet/overbite problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Overjet/overbite problem?

My braces worsened my overbite as they straightened the teeth, because they had moved to meet naturally. I just had surgery to correct it and having a normal bite feels so different! But amazing.
by lukeaj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1093
Views: 182953

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I put it off because when I was younger I thought I'd look worse with braces... Had them at 19 and never looked back. 1 week post jaw surgery and feel like my confidence is coming back!
by lukeaj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas
Replies: 83
Views: 82779

Re: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas

Brilliant list! I found what I needed more than anything was things to break up the days during recovery... So plenty of documentaries! I made the mistake of watching 'An Idiot Abroad' which caused me jaw pain haha.
by lukeaj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June2013 buddies? Surgery on upper or both jaws
Replies: 50
Views: 4334

Re: June2013 buddies? Surgery on upper or both jaws

I had mine last thursday the 31st of May. Feeling myself and ready to take on the world but the fact I still look like a hamster is frustrating me! It's all fine though and was the best thing I've ever done. I had lower jaw surgery for an overbite... Good luck with yours
by lukeaj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Soft foods post-surgery
Replies: 116
Views: 104564

Re: Soft foods post-surgery

brilliant list. I thought I was ready for soft foods at the 4 day mark but the sharp pain said I wasn't! Need to remember to be patient.