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by mannab271
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Resumed Orthodontic Treatment Post-op
Replies: 2
Views: 825

that's awesome!!! hopefully I will move as quick as you on debanding!!! I'm praying!
by mannab271
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10640

It sounds like you are doing really well with your recovery. We had our surgeries within a day of eachother and there are still some things I'm too nervous to eat. I hope you are freed from the elastics soon! Do your molars touch yet? I have a 1 mm gap, but the ortho said they will settle on their ...
by mannab271
Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10640

I just thought I would update everyone on recovery....7 weeks and 3 days later....my splint is out..and the roof of my mouth is free!!(as of Thursday 10/2) It's odd, I have a lot more room in my mouth to eat with! But I have a removable retainer that I wear for another week or so ROM is a little mor...
by mannab271
Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When you first woke up from surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Hey Ozzysmom..... I'm about 7 or so weeks POST OP of a BSSO & segmented Lefort I. I can be honest and say that recovery wasn't THAT bad. You're so out of it you can't make heads or tails of what's goin on. I mean, I remember putting my arms out on the operating room table and then hearing a nurse ca...
by mannab271
Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: tongue raisers?? orastretch or therabite maybe?
Replies: 1
Views: 828

tongue raisers?? orastretch or therabite maybe?

FINALLY my splint is out!! WOOO HOOO....now I just have a removable retainer on to keep my palate from collaspsing. OS said I need to wear it for at least 2 MAYBE 3 weeks and then that's it!!! On to orthodontic work next week! My question...ROM is still 2 fingers...and I'm like 7 weeks post op or so...
by mannab271
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I had my last pre-op appointment today- surgery on Friday!
Replies: 14
Views: 2490

welcome to the other side!! I'm sooooo sorry to hear your hospital stay wasn't pleasant!! Remember....ICE ICE ICE ICE and don't be scared to keep those pain killers going as long as you need them!! I tried to be superwoman and not take pain killers as often and just "suck it up" worse mistake!!! And...
by mannab271
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: LeForte I, BSSO, and possible genioplasty on September 9
Replies: 42
Views: 13423

WOW! You're swelling went down considerably! It's like you're not even swollen anymore!! I'm JEALOUS! I looked like a little chipmunk at 12 days still!


Congrats and don't worry...your hunger will come back!
by mannab271
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: WOrds of encouragement?
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Here's my two cents: I FEEL YOUR DISCOURAGEMENT. Im a month post op, and I just recently got through all the feeling embarrassed, frustrated and my topper crying stage!! I think I cried 3x a day the first 2 weeks. I felt soooooo swollen, and I was sooooooooooo frustrated at the fact I couldn't eat I...
by mannab271
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10640

thank you for all the compliments!!

was I THAT far ahead with swelling than others?

I'm on chicken now! I'm SUPER excited, like I said, I just now want the split out, the koby-ties off my brackets so I can resume orthodontic work. I've never been so ready for anything!!!
by mannab271
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10640

So I ate a McDonald's CHEESEBURGER yesterday and even bit into it!!!! I can't believe it. Now if only I could eat chicken and steak and stuff... Slowly but surely. Next week I have another post op appt..HOPEFULLY to take my split out!! MAN I'm tired of all this plastic on the roof of my mouth and I'...
by mannab271
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10640

mannab~ You look just wonderful!!!! Your new profile turned out perfectly;)! You must be so thrilled! THANK YOU! I'm excited, but can't REALLY see MUCH of a difference! I don't know my family says it's because I see myself everyday. I guess I thought for some reason I was goin to look different fac...
by mannab271
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: LeForte I, BSSO, and possible genioplasty on September 9
Replies: 42
Views: 13423

I hope today went well! Stay positive!!!
by mannab271
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10640

So today is 4 weeks or 28 days and I find it hard to believe at this time, I was in surgery still. BOY have I come a long way!!!! Update: all my feeling has come back except in my chin and bottom lip. Still a bit frustrating..I have these "itches" that come and I can't get rid of them!! The tingling...
by mannab271
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July Surgery Update-10wks & wires back in
Replies: 26
Views: 3505

Hey there AMD....I join you in your frustration. I am 3 1/2 weeks behind you...Today, I'm offically 3 weeks post BSSO & Lefort I and I have about 1.5 fingers opening. I have two bands (1 on each side of my mouth) still on, and I'm almost scared to try to stretch more than what I can automatically do...
by mannab271
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2 days out!
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

I used ice for 5 days myself. (17 days POST OP)--then I used MOIST heat. My OS specifically said MOIST...so I went to and got a moist heating pad and threw that on my face....I thought I got pretty swollen....however I was only swollen for 2 weeks...I didn't bruise...my OS said Wednesday that I look...