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by ORTHO12
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: crazybeautiful, we're waiting!
Replies: 20
Views: 2676

CrazyB Good to hear you're healing well so far :D Can't believe you drank a Lucozade..that must have tingled the tastes buds..nothing like the first sip of Lucozade when you first open the bottle!! I remember trying to drink several times in the first few days after surgery, syringe 1st...then slurp...
by ORTHO12
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: my journey,frustrating and depressing
Replies: 19
Views: 3932

Sorry to hear you are experiencing so many difficulties post surgery....wishing you all the best in finding some answers and having relief.
by ORTHO12
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just Back from Costa Rica and Some Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Congrats and happy healing...Hope you see good results soon. With regards to the talking/chewing question. Chewing is more forceful than talking and puts more strain on the bones which are still fractured and healing thats why it is best not to chew until they tell you too or you could shift your bi...
by ORTHO12
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: crazybeautiful, we're waiting!
Replies: 20
Views: 2676

I'm waiting tooooooooooooooooo....hope all went well...I was nervous for you but I'm sure it went ok :D
by ORTHO12
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long was it before you could sleep laying flat again?
Replies: 1
Views: 916

I started laying flat after 4/5 weeks because I realised the residual swelling is always going to be worse in the morning regardless of sitting upright or laying down its due to non activity and still at 5 months post op I hate my morning swelling I get up hours early for work just to try and shake ...
by ORTHO12
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I'm having double jaw surgery for $6600 including hospital
Replies: 11
Views: 5289

That was quick from 1st post to surgery!!

From double to single jaw...

Hope it all continues to go well.
by ORTHO12
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: anemia
Replies: 6
Views: 963

I had surgery whilst I was anemic.

Just as they were wheeling me in they pointed out I was anemic and told me to fix it after.

Depends how anemic you are really but you should mention it as lack of iron means you may not heal properly.
by ORTHO12
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question for UK/NHS patients about after-care
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

I have the arnica cooling gel, cream and pills as well as bromelain tablets, the arnica pills are really tiny so they look like they can be swallowed post surgery... Im planning to use it all after surgery though. I also have the best heat/cooling face mask....it has velcro straps and holes where yo...
by ORTHO12
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: To those considering orthognathic surgery....
Replies: 12
Views: 4050

Aww Jane that was a touching post!!
by ORTHO12
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 months post op not happy. fat cheeks!
Replies: 9
Views: 3058

Everyone seems to have screws on the sides of their nose...Me on the other hand the screws are IN my nose as in inside my nostrils and they make my nose burn for four months now...I don't know why they are there either...not in terms of what they are for because I know that but in terms of why they ...
by ORTHO12
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: To those considering orthognathic surgery....
Replies: 12
Views: 4050

Well done and good luck for the rest of your recovery!!
by ORTHO12
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question for UK/NHS patients about after-care
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Complan I find is better than Ensure but the ensure was given to me by the doctor lots of crates of it, I bought the complan myself its more filling and tastes better and its on offer at the moment too so I bought loads :D
by ORTHO12
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question for UK/NHS patients about after-care
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Hi, Me again! I didn't get a dietitian or hygienist. After care was not at my NHS trust. However my doctor has since given me a dietitian and I have lots of ensure drinks provided by my doctor, 1 a day and I bought myself complan, 2 complan drinks are equivalent to 1 main meal and they are very fill...
by ORTHO12
Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 months post op not happy. fat cheeks!
Replies: 9
Views: 3058

Pictures would be best because you may not be swollen you may just have a new face shape and size.

If your face was made shorter or moved forward it will be permanently fuller.

But I do not know what you had done.
by ORTHO12
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 months post op not happy. fat cheeks!
Replies: 9
Views: 3058

I'm 4 months post op and well I can't see my cheek bones anymore and there is just fat there (not saying I am fat, thats just a description for the skin there!!) but I know that is because they advanced my top jaw and waiting for swelling is not going to change anything for me. I know this because I...