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by mannab271
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I'm new here. 15 days post-op.
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: I'm new here. 15 days post-op.

WOW-You're lucky!! I had a BSSO & segmented Lefort I and I'm still banded, lightly (almost similar to orthodontic bands) I'm living with a numb chin and bottom lip, half my upper lip and left cheekbone and left side of my nose. Not in a lot of pain anymore, the bottom of my cheek and jaw line under ...
by mannab271
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Would anyone mind sharing their post-surgery swelling pics?
Replies: 3
Views: 891

if you're on myspace.com...I've blogged my experience and have TONS of pics from the day of surgery all the way to today.

www.myspace.com/manna22


you have to request to be my friend to see the pics...and you might have to PM me to let me know it's you so I'll accept.....
by mannab271
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10641

Here's pics...hopefully they will show up. Please let me know if they don't. As of today 8/28/08, I'm 16 days POST OP Bite..you can see the overbite extent...8/12/08 http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3774/teeththenac7.jpg http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3774/ Bite now...(still kinda hard to smil...
by mannab271
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Second Surgery
Replies: 27
Views: 3030

More power to ya girl! I would NEVER go through this again!!!! I just couldn't!!! They say that Tom Cruise has a midline off about 3mm...and you can't really tell.. My question is...and I'm 3 weeks post op, do you REALLY want to go through surgery again? I mean WOW. You are Stronger than I!!! I will...
by mannab271
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10641

tomorrow is week 2 for me, and thankfully, I'm almost able to get 2 fingers in my mouth and succesfully i'm eating chef boy r dee beefaroni and scrambled eggs now!! Chewing doesn't sem to hurt as long as the food is pretty darn soft!! I actually broke my 2 rubber bands last night eating...which my O...
by mannab271
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 weeks..splint out
Replies: 12
Views: 2183

congrats on week 3! tomorrow is week 2 for me, and thankfully, I'm almost able to get 2 fingers in my mouth and succesfully i'm eating chef boy r dee beefaroni and scrambled eggs now!! Chewing doesn't sem to hurt as long as the food is pretty darn soft!! I actually broke my 2 rubber bands last night...
by mannab271
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10641

Thanks! I think I'm going to get some arnica today. The swelling isn't that bad now, THANKGOODNESS. Here's a question for those pro's out there... Why does beer almost burn when I try to drink it? LOL I mean, seriously, I tried to have a beer with my boyfriend last night when we went out and it just...
by mannab271
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Picture slideshow...
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

WOW amazing results!!
by mannab271
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: upper jaw expansion
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Hi there!! It really depends on what type of expansion you are having. I'm 2 weeks post-op of a BSSO & Lefort I and I had my upper jaw expanded as well but didn't have a SARPE done. I dont think there really was a name for it.

Do you know what you are having done?
by mannab271
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10641

For the sinuses, showers and a humidifier help. I'm still having problems clearing my sinuses. At night I use Breath right strips which go over the nose to open the passage up a bit. They help. thanks!! I'm gonna go out and buy a humidfier today.. what about swelling...dr said ice til last saturday...
by mannab271
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10641

Hey Mannab271~ Glad you're on other other side, but sorry you were having a rough first 4 days. How are you doing now? Andi Well today is day 8. And today I feel GREAT! Well minus the fact that I'm still swollen, and can only feel half my face and no part of my chin! ha ha I do get a tingly sensati...
by mannab271
Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10641

I got the BLUES

So I just wanted to get no here and just vent on my last thread I created. I know I'm over reacting and it's only day 4 but I'm so uncomfortable. My sleeping has increased and I'm sleeping on my side now. (thank god) but my lips are still swollen, my cheeks, chin and upper cheek bones (lefort I and ...
by mannab271
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10641

Thanks for all the well wishes!!! Today was a good day (so far) my first pre op appt was today, and the OS took some bands off (I think I had like 3 on each side) now, I have one on each side and I'm opening my mouth slightly! Swelling is still here, but he said I'm past the worse and it will only g...
by mannab271
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10641

9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics

YIKES! I'm UNCOMFORTABLE!!!! Surgery went well. OS is VERY happy...I'm not as swollen as they thought I'd get so that's good. Eating is very frustrating and Im VERY sore!! I just want the first week to come and go, and some of the swelling to go away and maybe then I'll be more comfortable. Today is...
by mannab271
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I finally got the details to surgery Aug 12th!
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

thanks for all the opinions and input! Tomorrow am at 530am I go in!! I'm the first surgery of the day!!!

Thanks for all the well wishes, I just got my hooks on today at the ortho. They aren't that uncomfortable...but anway.....wish me luck everyone!