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by CandyApple
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 128
Views: 15427

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

I have this also but in my lower lip mostly. The chin doesnt bother me as much. I have a burning lower lip when I eat or talk. I am 13 months post op 6mm lower jaw advancement. The only thing so far to stop the tightness or help it was baclofen. I may even have to get a neurectomy to stop the burnin...
by CandyApple
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1.5 years post-op and devastated after last visit to surgeon
Replies: 23
Views: 9860

Re: 1.5 years post-op and devastated after last visit to surgeon

Wondering if Smurfy comes on here and How she is doing now ? This is an old post but my issue sounds a lot like hers with lower lip?
by CandyApple
Fri May 12, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unilateral condylar hyperasia
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Unilateral condylar hyperasia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/342497142445167/

Not sure if this link will work but this Facebook page has a lot of people with condylar issues that are getting the joint replaced. Not sure if that is the same but it may have more information then arch wired.
by CandyApple
Fri May 12, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Looking for insight on chewing progression
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Looking for insight on chewing progression

Yes I started with fish then ground beef pattie then chicken and lastly steak. Its very easy to hurt your jaw when switching to harder foods so take it slow and be careful. I ate smashed spaghetti Os a lot when I was hungry but could not have meats yet.
by CandyApple
Fri May 12, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Kissing after BSSO - does permanent numbness ruin it?
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Kissing after BSSO - does permanent numbness ruin it?

A lot of people say this is the case but my lower lip and chin where numb and I don't think it would effect kissing because it only the outside skin. once it moves in towards the lip area that a cup would sit you wouldnt be numb and the inside of the mouth is not numb. So Im pretty sure people use m...
by CandyApple
Fri May 12, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Does jutting your jaw forward "emulate" the potential result?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Does jutting your jaw forward "emulate" the potential result?

Yes it does. This worked for me and the surgeon said that was a way for me to see what to expect.
by CandyApple
Fri May 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Cutting IAN branch to stop nerve pain in lower lip
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Cutting IAN branch to stop nerve pain in lower lip

Yes I am going to wait for sure, but if this doesnt get better Im trying to decide if it would be better to be totally numb or have the altered sensations that are bothering me. I just started taking nortripline (sp) but I think the meds just cover this up and I probably should have been on it by no...
by CandyApple
Fri May 12, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Cutting IAN branch to stop nerve pain in lower lip
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Cutting IAN branch to stop nerve pain in lower lip

Feeling hopeless at 7 months my lower lip is still constantly ( except when sleeping) in nerve pain. I don't know how to describe it other the feeling extremely stiff and it stings when I apply lip stick or gloss and when eating or excersising. I doubt anyone on here has had the procedure but the OS...
by CandyApple
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When can I rinse/gargle my mouth?
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: When can I rinse/gargle my mouth?

Yes I had this problem for about a month or more. Im not 11.5 week po. Its from your numbness. when you swish inside your mouth you can't feel it so it just goes everywhere. I knew i regain some feeling when I could finally keep the water in my mouth.
by CandyApple
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 weeks post lower BSSO forward still burning pain
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: 8 weeks post lower BSSO forward still burning pain

Hi CandyApple, last year I had significant nerve trauma while having my wisdom teeth out. What you are describing is exactly what I was feeling. It took about 4 months or so for the icy cold feeling to start going away, but even a year later, if my bottom lip was touched, it sent little shocks stra...
by CandyApple
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 weeks post lower BSSO forward still burning pain
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: 8 weeks post lower BSSO forward still burning pain

Thanks for the reply Jamie.. going on 10 weeks now still burning and lower lip feels like an ice cube at time. I can't smile because it feels so cold and tight. Im getting shooting pains also. I don't know what could be going on. I did have an infection in the bone graft part of my surgery that was ...
by CandyApple
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 weeks post lower BSSO forward still burning pain
Replies: 4
Views: 626

8 weeks post lower BSSO forward still burning pain

So it's been eight weeks. I still can't put on lipstick eat different kinds of food or talk for very long without my lip and chin burning. Some of the areas on one side seem to be a little bit less abnormal to touch but that's about the only change toward normal to this point. I could deal with numb...
by CandyApple
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 130
Views: 6077

Re: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies

Congratulations little bird for making it through sounds like you had a tough surgery, but you will feel better after that dreaded first week or so is over. Welcome to the done side!
by CandyApple
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 130
Views: 6077

Re: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies

Was your BSSO forward or backwards.? Mine was forward but I did have a lot of swelling which made my smile almost disappear like it was somewhat going backwards after about two weeks the muscles and the swelling started to loosen up and my smile started to come out and look wider. If you had it goin...
by CandyApple
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Week 2 Post-op double jaw surgery(my experience so far)
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

Re: Week 2 Post-op double jaw surgery(my experience so far)

How are things going you should be around 4 weeks now?