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by Steph-in-WI
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 25 Days Post-Op + Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

You're looking great, Sarah! I am jealous about how soon you were able to go to soft chew, I am at 6 weeks and still on liquid/blended diet, and have another 2 weeks to go before I graduate to soft chew. Your smile is looking great for 3 weeks! Mine still looks quite wonky, both showing teeth and wi...
by Steph-in-WI
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Back home with pics
Replies: 22
Views: 3735

You are looking great, Ozzys Mom! It really does amaze me how quickly the body heals after the first 2 weeks. It seems like from then on, changes from day to day are a bit more subtle, not nearly as dramatic as those first couple weeks! I am six weeks post-op, and still have quite a bite of residual...
by Steph-in-WI
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10429

You're looking great! It sounds like things are going well for you recovery wise. Hope you get everything sorted out orthodontically. I was supposed to have my palate expanded during surgery, but my tissue was so tight that my OS couldn't do it. He ended up doing just a one piece LeForte. So I guess...
by Steph-in-WI
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 Week Post-Op pics
Replies: 17
Views: 3285

Your results are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us ...
by Steph-in-WI
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Smiletagious Is Back From Surgery! With Pics!
Replies: 19
Views: 3642

Looking great, Emma ... it looks like your swelling is coming down nicely :D
by Steph-in-WI
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: On the other side
Replies: 17
Views: 2919

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your updates!
by Steph-in-WI
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 3rd surgery follow-up
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Wow, you are looking great for 5 weeks post-op! And your results are great, I am sure you are very pleased you did both the upper and lower. You are about a week ahead of me, I had surgery on Sept. 9th. I still have some residual swelling, and my smile is still quite awkward because it pulls on my s...
by Steph-in-WI
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What is a general timeline for eating foods?
Replies: 13
Views: 10155

What reasons do the surgeons generally give for not allowing hard or crunchy foods after 3 or 4 weeks? Isn't the bone pretty much all healed up by that point? Seems like anyone I know that has had broken bones somewhere have been all healed up after only a few weeks. Since different OS's have very ...
by Steph-in-WI
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery date set, have some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

I only had 4 surgical hooks, and it didn't really tear anything up before surgery, food just got stuck in there a lot easier. So, it had no impact on my "last supper". After I had surgery, I do notice that since I am more swollen, the hooks do tend to leave indents in my upper lip, but so do the bra...
by Steph-in-WI
Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2nd BSSO attempt (after failed surgery)?
Replies: 33
Views: 6895

Nullalux, so sorry to hear about all of your troubles but so glad to hear that there may be a solution now. You have really handled this with amazing resilience given everything you've been through. Wishing you the best in moving forward with this new surgeon.
by Steph-in-WI
Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: APPROVED at LAST
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Congratulations, Mike, on your approval! I am sure you are thrilled. After all the time and energy that goes into filing an appeal and following up, you deserve the good news!
by Steph-in-WI
Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My Turn!
Replies: 27
Views: 4040

No wonder my throat hurts! Stitches all the way across my used to be uvula and soft palate!!!! Oh, you poor thing! Not something that most of us have to endure while going through orthognathic surgery! I hope it heals up for you quickly so you get some relief. And now my lips meet in their resting ...
by Steph-in-WI
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When you first woke up from surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

Waking up for me was a very pleasant experience. I remember be wheeled down the hall in my bed, and hearing the nurse ask someone why I wasn't going to pediatrics. I remember asking what she was talking about (to my surprise, I could talk right out of surgery), and she said that pediatrics was for a...
by Steph-in-WI
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: LeForte I, BSSO, and possible genioplasty on September 9
Replies: 42
Views: 13156

56 weeeeks?? Wow. I thought it was 6-8 weeks for the bones to fuse, just like how long people wear casts when they break their arm. Suetemi, the bones may be "fused" together after 6-8 weeks, but they are not fully healed. The jaw (masseter) muscles are often cited as the strongest in the body, so ...
by Steph-in-WI
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My Turn!
Replies: 27
Views: 4040

I had the nebulizer too ... I forgot about that little detail in the hospital. They wanted me to keep it on to minimize conjestion, but it kept getting in the way of the ice packs. Seriously, you sound like you're doing very well, besides the sore throat, which hopefully will go away for you soon. I...