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by amd
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When you first woke up from surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 3718

I have to say that my "wake up" was really smooth. I don't remember being in recovery at all. I do remember someone giving me a sponge bath - although at the time it felt like I was having a dream. Next thing I remember is a nurse and my hubby standing beside my bed (in my room) and my hubby asking ...
by amd
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Update-10wks & wires back in
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

10 weeks post op today!! Wow how time flies when having fun! Saw OS team last week and had xrays...again. Good news no relapse. Open bite on right side is closing slowly. They are very pleased with their handy work. I go back next in January. Saw ortho today. Okay, that was not fun. I thought that I...
by amd
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Update-10wks & wires back in
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

Kaycee, My facial exercises are: pucker up, relax, pucker up, relax. It's a charming picture. Basically anything/way that I can stretch my lips. My top lip functions normally but my bottom one is being a bit subborn. My bottom doesn't move quite right when I speak either. They say it will come on it...
by amd
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Dates
Replies: 182
Views: 20168

Kaycee, funny you shoud mention that. I saw my OS yesterday and mentioned to him that although my nose doesn't hurt per se, it runs all the time now. And if I have to scratch because of all of the pins and needles, then yeah it hurts. He said to give it time. The xrays taken yesterday show everythin...
by amd
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Newbie with Underbite (Class III)
Replies: 19
Views: 12423

I am 8 weeks post op from surgery. I also had an underbite and you can see photos under my thread "July Surgery Update..." Photos are on page 2.

Surgery was the only way to fix my bite and save my teeth from falling out, sooner than later.
by amd
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Update-10wks & wires back in
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

Thanks everyone! :-#) I have to agree that the bite is great, in front at least. The ortho now has to work on closing some issues in the back (slight open bite on right side at back- they knew this would happen). Now she also has to work on getting my fronts to line up nicely. This should be interes...
by amd
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: goodbye to chapped lips
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Kaycee, I was pretty much the same as you prior to surgery. I actually had my lower lip sticthed up a couple of times because the split was so bad. I wasn't a mouth breather during the day, although at night I think I was. Because of the angle of my lips - my bottom so much further out and turned ou...
by amd
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question re Canadian Insurance Companies
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Yeah I agree that the $3000 for the surgery really isn't bad. I was just curious as to why american insurance companies cover this type of surgery and canadian ones don't. I'm wondering if it's because OHIP pays such a large part. Apparently the bill for the hospital stay would have been close to $5...
by amd
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Update-10wks & wires back in
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

Don't fret, my family already thinks I'm totally gaga. You should see the picture they have in mind of what I'm going to be like when I'm in my 80's! :jokerlaugh: Thathrill- I know what you mean about the painful elastics. I have to wear 2 on my right side and although the elastics themselves don't ...
by amd
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Essay wondering about post op appearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3742

I agree with Meryaten's last post. By the way...the more flattish appearance midface does not go away for all of us. In fact mine is worse. They placed some bone grafts around the sides of my nose close to the cheek area but I still look flattish. They told me prior to surgery that without the graft...
by amd
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Essay wondering about post op appearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3742

I think you looked cute before surgery. I can see what you mean about your nose. Don't worry about it too much though, especially considering that your nose will be fixed in December. I'm sure you will look cute/handsome afterward. You're certainly not ugly right now.
by amd
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question re Canadian Insurance Companies
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

I live in Toronto. Ohip only covered the actual hospital fees. My insurance covered the semi-private room and some of the anestia(sp) costs. That's it. I am out of pocket $3grand for the surgery and then add in another grand for xrays, and of course the braces themselves-$7,500. We are with Empire L...
by amd
Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Update-10wks & wires back in
Replies: 26
Views: 3335

Andante-thanks for the reply. Recovery has been very long indeed. Or at least felt that way. You're right about the sleeping though. You simply can't concentrate that well when operating on limited amounts of poor sleep. I started taking Advil a few days ago (on Drs advice) to avoid discomfort durin...
by amd
Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I'm Back--New Pics!
Replies: 50
Views: 7863

Your teeth look great. After all that you have been through they better damn well look great. I read through your entire story the other day and was quite taken aback by your experience. My OS did warn about non-union and what that would mean. He also warned about a "bad fracture". In all there were...
by amd
Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: September Braces Poll
Replies: 36
Views: 28445

I had my 4 wisdom teeth out when I was 16 years old.
No extractions for the braces. (I'm 44 years old now)