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by Skitters
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello Everybody
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

My sensations are very stranger. The right side has about 80% feeling back in it, but still feels alittle "stretched". When I touch the left side lightly, I get MAJOR tingles, but if I poke anywhwere with a toothpick I can't feel anything at all. I also still get the "wet" feeling on my chin and am ...
by Skitters
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 17 Months Post Op PICS!
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

17 Months Post Op PICS!

I had LeForte I and BSSO surgery on January 16, 2009. Although my lower lip and chin are still mostly numb (I've had some tingles for many months now, but no actual feeling...frustrating!!), everything else has been a complete success :D . My braces came off in October of 2009 and I don't regret any...
by Skitters
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello Everybody
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Hi!! I haven't checked the site since January, but decided to post my before and after pics to help people who are just starting their surgery journey. How've you been? Still numb? cuz I am, blah. Hope all is going well for you!
by Skitters
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Numbness in your lips
Replies: 10
Views: 3967

I had Lefort I and BSSO in January of 2009 and my entire bottom lip and chin are still numb. I've had the pins and needles sensation in them for about 10 months now, which at first the doctor said was a sign of returning feeling, but it has not progressed. I constantly feel like my lip and chin are ...
by Skitters
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I'm finally nekkid!....well almost
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Thanks everyone! Just had my first (and last) post op appt without braces today. Doc is very happy with everything. He feel confident I will get all of my feeling back, but he said it could take "years" for complete nerve healing. He also said my bones have healed wonderfully and should be as strong...
by Skitters
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Special day for me today-1 year post-op
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Congratulations!!! You truly are an inspiration for all of us. You've helped me through alot of the tough times I've encountered in the last year, that's for sure. Best of luck to you in everything in the future! And just remember, you're not alone with the tingly, tight chin :lol: I'm right there w...
by Skitters
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I'm finally nekkid!....well almost
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

I'm finally nekkid!....well almost

After being braced on February 28, 2008 and having LeFort I and BSSO on January 16, 2009, I have finally been debanded! My subject says I'm "almost" done because I did opt to do the "prefinisher" appliance instead of keeping the braces for another few months. I'm not sure how I feel about that choic...
by Skitters
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1 year post-op w/pics
Replies: 23
Views: 9139

You look absolutely gorgeous! You've been a major source of support for me throughout my surgery process and I thank you for that!
by Skitters
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bone healing
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

I am almost 8 months out of double jaw surgery now and have been back to horseback riding for about 4 months now. Although I don't take any "shots to the face", just the jarring of my jaw is still EXTREMELY sore when I ride. I'm pretty sure it's more the muscles than the jaw itself, however, just a ...
by Skitters
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I am having surgery done on Sept 8, 2009 and I am not ready.
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

My biggest life saver was having a mirror handy. My entire face was numb so I used a mirror every time I ate/drank anything so I made sure I was getting it in my mouth, and to wipe up all the drool from my chin. One that sits up on the table by itself is ideal. Good luck with everything...you'll do ...
by Skitters
Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How many fingers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

My ortho also was very concerned and worried that I was not opening wider than what I was. However, when I contacted my surgeon about it, he told me I was actually opening alittle wider than he would have expected at that point. Each doctor is different, but in many cases I don't think the orthos qu...
by Skitters
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bone healing
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

I think I had heard that bones are completely healed for 8 months....but I could be totally wrong. I think your best bet is to speak with your surgeon and ask when it would be "safe" for you to resume your kickboxing. Good luck with everything!
by Skitters
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Skitters 3 days out LEFORT 1 & BSSO
Replies: 42
Views: 9560

Thought it's about time I updated my drama for everyone. At my ortho appointment last week I had good and bad news. Bad news...I have an abcess on my lower molar. He removed the band and I am now waiting to go back to my surgeon's office to have some deep tissue scaling done on Friday. That along wi...
by Skitters
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How much did your surgery cost?
Replies: 30
Views: 6568

I was lucky. Since the hospital was in network for me, I'm only going to end up paying about $500 of the $94,000. The thing that is upsetting is that in the breakdown of what my insurance paid, well over HALF of the amount was written off by the hospital. If they can afford to write that much off, t...
by Skitters
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 10 days post op!
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Congratulations! You look amazing already! It took me at least a month post op to look that normal haha. Stay in good spirits and wishing you a fast recovery!