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by ORTHO12
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone else's surgery results not as planned?
Replies: 36
Views: 7368

Hi, Thankyou. The surgeon actually does want to touch my lower jaw but after alot of thinking I do not want it. But I will have to wait and see because as they say if the surgeon knows you have been operated on before he should know to take even more precautions but...Im still not really for it, hop...
by ORTHO12
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: more surgery questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

I had that lack of nutrition too was diagnosed with severe malnutrition...didnt realise how much it damages your body because I've never really been a person to watch what I eat or eat at set times but I certainly did enjoy eating and have never been underweight before. Your body becomes weak and st...
by ORTHO12
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2010 Buddies
Replies: 149
Views: 18961

It should make you nose look straighter if it was not before, and it should help you breathe better through both nostrils. You nose would prob look slightly different anyway due to having upper jaw surgery. He did a good thing anyway...all for your benefit, some surgeons just leave it deviated...or ...
by ORTHO12
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I'm having double jaw surgery for $6600 including hospital
Replies: 11
Views: 5289

Hi,

Glad you're happy with your results and healing well, I don't think you ever mentioned though what was wrong with your bite pre-surgery and why upper and lower was the initial diagnosis yet you only had lower.

Just curious.
by ORTHO12
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone else's surgery results not as planned?
Replies: 36
Views: 7368

Hi, My next surgery is looming. Surgeon said I must regain my weight first. I went into the op at 56kg came out and shrunk to 42kg so being 170cm and severely underweight means he cannot operate until I am 54kg. But I am now 50kg so should be maybe March/April not sure. Don't even know exactly what ...
by ORTHO12
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: "Feeling" the screws through your face/gums?
Replies: 8
Views: 7498

I was meant to have every single piece of hardware removed next month, the surgeon said he would like to at 6 months post op but am not because I am having a revision, but will get it removed after that. Can't really feel it unless I look for it but the ones in my lower I can kinda notice more becau...
by ORTHO12
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When did you start seeing your "final" result???
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

I heard walking helps swelling go down, being active. Doesn't help it go quicker, as in knock months off, it will still take 6months + for it to completely disappear but it helps it for the day. Things like arnica and stuff like that, I tried but it did not seem to do much, however the cooling gel p...
by ORTHO12
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2010 Buddies
Replies: 149
Views: 18961

OhioM

They say warm saltwater is good to keep inside your mouth clean and help with inflammation. I did notice a difference when I did it. Things just felt a bit more clean and a bit less tight.
by ORTHO12
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: unhappy with jaw surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 2949

I think you need to post this in the Orthognathic Surgery forum where you will get more responses. I am in the same boat as you and have seeked a second opinion and am having the whole thing revised.
by ORTHO12
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2010 Buddies
Replies: 149
Views: 18961

I meant Ibruprofen after eating by the way :D
by ORTHO12
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2010 Buddies
Replies: 149
Views: 18961

CrazyB Good to hear your doing well.. I was wondering where you got to!! I didn't really take pain meds either, I don't thinK the pain from the surgery is that bad it's more the discomfort oh and I am allergic to paracetomol so just did a week of ibruprofen before eating, sleeping was no trouble. As...
by ORTHO12
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery related dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

@thekurp

You say it like it just happens lol....glad you're still upbeat but sorry to hear it "fell apart" wishing you a non eventful second attempt at recovery.
by ORTHO12
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2010 Buddies
Replies: 149
Views: 18961

I 2nd the good luck...hope all goes well for you OhioM
by ORTHO12
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: my journey,frustrating and depressing
Replies: 19
Views: 3932

Glad you finally got something to smile about :D Hope the pain eases but at least things are not as bad as you were thinking and that all the negative sides of what you are feeling from healing are positive in terms of healing :D
by ORTHO12
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: my journey,frustrating and depressing
Replies: 19
Views: 3932

I would say the surgery and the associated pain when healing is is not bad at all. The thing that makes things seem very extreme is after care in alot of cases, when obviously you as the patient are feeling/noticing things that to you seem very extreme, unusual or uncomfortable and the surgeon kind ...