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by WiredRunner
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 12 days post-op: bite off centre, still recessed chin.
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

I had both upper and lower jaw surgery about five and a half weeks ago. I'm not sure what the lumps are but they seem to be getting better. The area was a little tender to the touch and I'd get short, random pains when I'd do certain things like take a drink from a cup or move my jaw in a certain wa...
by WiredRunner
Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 12 days post-op: bite off centre, still recessed chin.
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

Plus I can feel a lump on my jaw line of which my surgeon said was most likely a blood clot. Again he said this was normal and would go of its own accord. Me though as usual am a bit freaked! It feels really hard like a bolt which led me to believe it might be one of the screws in the hardware? It'...
by WiredRunner
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Post-surgery depression
Replies: 15
Views: 4983

Re: Post-surgery depression

When I look in the mirror, I see someone swollen and different and worry that my friends will judge me for having this done. I felt the exact same way right after surgery. I tried to look down any time I went in the bathroom or walk past a mirror. I was really making myself crazy! There were a few ...
by WiredRunner
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August Buddies
Replies: 103
Views: 12297

Well I am 5 days post op today. My face is still majorally swollen. It is tight and hard. I guess because it is swollen. I have been using the ice and then switched to heat, but it didnt seem to help, so I have been using ice. I wasn't sure how long i should do this, it may be pointless now, I am g...
by WiredRunner
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: my blog
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Good luck with your surgery! Looking forward to hearing how it went. :)
by WiredRunner
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31897

Day 3 into recovery. I'm generally feeling ok. There are highs and lows and I'm just trying to stay positive. I'm very swollen but I don't look as bad as I was anticipating. My upper jaw was moved forward and down. My lower was moved back and rotated to fix asymmetry. I'm banded but no splint. I can...
by WiredRunner
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31897

On my way to the hospital. See you on the other side :)
by WiredRunner
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31897

Two days left :shock:
by WiredRunner
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Braces again???
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

If you had asked me this two years ago I would have agreed with you. I had a VERY bad experience with a dentist who did some very shoddy work (costing me lots of money/time/pain and two teeth). Luckily I found a great orthodontist who referred me to a wonderful periodontist who then referred me to a...
by WiredRunner
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Soft foods post-op?
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

I feel much better knowing others have been on soft foods right after surgery. I'll definitely be playing it safe for the first week or so with mostly pureed foods and then go from there based on how I feel. Because you'll be eating more normally right out of surgery, your recovery with likely go a ...
by WiredRunner
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31897

Hooks installed, supplies bought ... it still hasn't completely hit me yet (five more days!). Congrats to those on the other side and good luck, Kirish. :) I'm looking forward to not having to worry about preparing for and going through surgery and just focus on things post-op!
by WiredRunner
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Soft foods post-op?
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Soft foods post-op?

Has anyone been told that they can eat soft foods immediately following surgery? My surgeon told me I can eat anything that I can easily cut with a fork which I found odd. The norm seems to be liquid diet for a week or so, then on to soft foods once everything checks out. He also told me that I can'...
by WiredRunner
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31897

Oops, :oops: good luck to you too, VikingGirl!!
by WiredRunner
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31897

Congrats on making it to the other side, mitchejk! I'm looking forward to joining you in a few weeks :)

Good luck tomorrow Aviv16 and Vonjo27! Sending good thoughts your way!
by WiredRunner
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Supplements?
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

I was actually just wondering about that so I'm glad you brought it up. ;)

Audra - just noticed your new ticker ... congrats on your debracing date!