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by adorkable8605
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time off post surgery - doable or delusional?
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Time off post surgery - doable or delusional?

I did the surgery while I was in nursing school and got almost exactly 2 weeks off. I just made sure to use LOTS of ice, heating pads, and got lots of exercise (walks in the neighborhood). I looked fine when I went back to school and other than the splint, no one could tell that just two weeks ago I...
by adorkable8605
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I have a midline that needs to be fixed, how long do you think it will take?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: I have a midline that needs to be fixed, how long do you think it will take?

I'm having this same exact issue...what type of rubber band did you wear? I complained about my midline at my last appointment and he told me to wear a class II on the left side and I haven't seen much movement...I don't see how a class II can move my midline...I'm so frustrated because the midline ...
by adorkable8605
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Before/after pics of class 2 jaw surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 2349

Re: Before/after pics of class 2 jaw surgery

Here's my favorite blog of someone who had a class 2 malocclusion and underwent jaw surgery.

http://timetoembraceit.blogspot.com/
by adorkable8605
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did you stay home from school (or work)?
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: How long did you stay home from school (or work)?

I'm in nursing school and I had double jaw surgery in August 11, 2015 and returned to classes on August 25, 2015 and clinicals the week after that. It sucked having the splint and rubberbands, but it went by quickly and it wasn't too big of a deal. I knew that my nursing program would not allow for ...
by adorkable8605
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

I'm 7 weeks post-op and loving my results...I was on the phone in a fitting room and saw how nicely my teeth match up and I was surprised...I guess I haven't really seen my results and my new smile while talking. It's awesome to see my bite in the right place. Having the splint out is AMAZING!! When...
by adorkable8605
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Vacation 20 days after surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Vacation 20 days after surgery

I had double jaw surgery in August and I made sure to be very active as soon as I felt up to it...So, on day 4 I was up and about running errands and walking the dogs (with swollen, bruised face). I was back at school and doing clinicals at two weeks and other then talking weird I was good. I work s...
by adorkable8605
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

I'm almost 6 weeks post op and I get my splint out on Tuesday! I'm so excited, the splint has definitely been the worst part of this whole process. I have feeling everywhere except for my gums (some places I can feel and others I can't). Even though I have feeling, its not normal, it just feels very...
by adorkable8605
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

It's different for each person...I felt okay at about the 5 day mark and I was comfortable with my swelling at about 1 week. I'm now at 4 weeks post-op and I still don't feel normal (the splint doesn't help at all...haha). Mostly, I'm annoyed by the tingling and weird sensations, as well as, my limi...
by adorkable8605
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry that it has been so awful for you. I had the same issue with my veins and in surgery they even had to re-do my IV. I can't believe that they were so harsh with you and that you went home right out of surgery. I was so anxious and out of it right after surgery, there is no way I ...
by adorkable8605
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

Good luck slewsmissy! I packed a lot of stuff and never even got a chance to use one thing...lol. I brought my laptop, but slept basically the whole time in the hospital. When I woke up, I used my phone and watched a tiny bit of tv. I talked okay and changed as soon as I got chance. Other than that ...
by adorkable8605
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

How is everyone doing during their recovery? It's all been kind of a blur so far! I didn't want to wallow and I have to get back to school next week, so I forced myself out and about. The first two days I hid at home and iced nonstop. I had a terrible time eating the first day, but I used the syring...
by adorkable8605
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

Nothing too bad...I'm just a big baby....lol Eating is definitely a chore, but I can already open to one finger's width and can't wait for the swelling to go done. I've seen so many pictures of swelling after the surgeries and thought "oh that's nothing"...It's miserable...lol. I think the arnica cr...
by adorkable8605
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

Hi all! Glad to see you all are doing well. Surgery was Tuesday at 11 am, I got to the hospital at 9am and waiting for my turn. They made me get in this paper gown with holes every where (to hook you up to a warmer) and tried a million times to get an IV started. One infiltrated before surgery and o...
by adorkable8605
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August/September surgery buddies

I hope everything went well today for you Kelse... Had my pre-op at the surgeons and hospital. We are doing a 1 piece lefort with advancement, BSSO, and NO genioplasty....I'm so happy because I had been so worried that a genioplasty would make my chin look huge and he said he had been trying to deci...
by adorkable8605
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6018

Re: August surgery buddies

You definitely sound busy Kelse! I have finals this week and am trying to squeeze in dinner and activities with some friends and family before the surgery...It still doesn't really feel real yet, maybe after my final tomorrow I'll feel like it's happening... On Monday, your big day, I have my pre-op...