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by stunner
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How to get the food in
Replies: 9
Views: 911

How to get the food in

Not too long ago, and not for the first time I'm sure, but there was a short discussion about how to drink post-surgery. Someone here shared a story about his(?) square tumblers with rims. For the life of me, I could not understand what he was saying nor why people would use this kind of solution. O...
by stunner
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I look like Planet of the Apes woman
Replies: 3
Views: 870

I look like Planet of the Apes woman

Oh. I am trying to tell myself it's only been 8 days. Much of the swelling has gone, bruising a nice yellow hue, and splint making me look more forward to having that out of there than I ever thought possible. I had lower jaw and upper jaw, and both were advanced, and upper Lefort 1 also widened pal...
by stunner
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tongue Numbness How long?
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Tongue Numbness How long?

I'm only 6 days post op, both jaws (BSSO and LeFort 1). I was mentally prepared forest of what I've experienced, except I guess the intensive care unit and couple units of RBCs. I wasn't at all expecting the tongue involvement, not the cracked and bleeding lips. I can see that starting to heal. But ...
by stunner
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 5th day post-op and a drooly mess
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: 5th day post-op and a drooly mess

OMG. Thank you for those words if advice. My lips are in bad shape. I guess they actually started to crack during the surgery--due to the stretching. Any advice on product is most appreciated. I'm in USA so will look for some relief. The pain meds are utterly necessary. And I was told to keep taking...
by stunner
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Desperately seeking emotional support
Replies: 19
Views: 5276

Re: Desperately seeking emotional support

Hello. Late to this discussion but enjoy the articulate and intelligent responses from the people here. I'm in my 50s. Yes. I am. I've been in braces for 2 years and am now 5 days post op BSSO and Lefort 1, which could very well be toward your interests as my overheat was severe--10 mm and 10 hours ...
by stunner
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 5th day post-op and a drooly mess
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: 5th day post-op and a drooly mess

I just had double jaw surgery on Tuesday. I'm older than average patient but it was necessary to open my undersized airway. Anyway. Well. In spite of all the reading and prep I'd done and the over-the-top medical textbooks, I can honestly say This Gal Was Not Prepared Did I just refuse to accept wha...
by stunner
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1 shortening upper lip (philtrum)
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Lefort 1 shortening upper lip (philtrum)

Did your upper lip get shortened? I mean, can you ask for that?
by stunner
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: After years of disguising jaw problems . .
Replies: 1
Views: 376

After years of disguising jaw problems . .

Someone here mentioned how it took awhile post-operatively for their jaw to like its new position, in a mannar of speaking. If you are someone who has, when conscious, jutted out the lower jaw (or retracted if an underbite, I guess) to mask the problem, does the habit just go away like that? With th...
by stunner
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Reduce tuberosity.
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Reduce tuberosity.

Not sure that one should read one's own surgical plan armed with teensy bit of lay knowledge and google. . . Anyone had tuberosity reduction? As part of their surgery? And, dumb question, but with the tooth numbering system, which side, to the patient's perspective, is number 30 and 31. Just wonderi...
by stunner
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Five weeks post op and dissappointed
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Five weeks post op and dissappointed

Okay. I get it. (grabbing for a metric ruler).

I find the level of knowledge here quite impressive and I have learned--and continue to learn--so much.

FIVE DAYS TO GO :jump:
by stunner
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Five weeks post op and dissappointed
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Five weeks post op and dissappointed

Hmmm, what I don't quite get is how come you are having trouble closing your lips to make those sounds if you upper lip is now longer than it was before. . . I probably misread your message though. I am interested to know what surgery you had as I am wondering about my that very measurement for when...
by stunner
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: One week to go before surgery . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 376

One week to go before surgery . . .

I keep having really vivid dreams about this procedure--not bad, not good, just intense and richly detailed (with weird dream like stuff--as in, uh, don't think this surgery is gonna require stirups, correct?) I don't know what to do with myself. Excited to get it done and hopeful, not afraid, not y...
by stunner
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: tongue space
Replies: 5
Views: 5972

Re: tongue space

I don't have your answer, but I think your question is a good one. Do you have an overbite? So your tongue gets squished into your smaller lower jaw? Is that the indicator you're using to assess your own need/desire to go through surgery? I'd be interested to know what others say--those who have bee...
by stunner
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The mighty King of Post-Op Beverage Implements!
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: The mighty King of Post-Op Beverage Implements!

Oh gosh. I would also take the Irish Whisky. But seriously, I am trying to picture this. . . so you use a square tumbler because . . how does this work? Your splint (which I will have too) . . .does it fit snug to your upper teeth? So you use the "corner angle" of the tumbler to pour that food into ...
by stunner
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What does a changed bite feel like?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

What does a changed bite feel like?

Okay, so I am 10 days away from a BSSO and Lefort 1 with a "maybe" on the genioplasty. I'm emotionally and physically ready for this and found the form members a big help along the so-far 23 months of orthodontics. Here's my most recent topic to obsess over: After the immediate post-op period and wh...