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by Rizzie
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Range of motion - question
Replies: 17
Views: 3268

Hi bracesaat20, how are you feeling now?
by Rizzie
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Two weeks post-op and feeling fine
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Good to hear you are doing so well! I joined the forum just before your surgery, so I've been reading all the recent threads in this surgery category. Those of us with surgery in our future need to hear stories like yours!
by Rizzie
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did you get a panicky feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

Hehe! That's funny! You won't be doing that for another few weeks!
by Rizzie
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just Got Braced Yesterday. Surgery in 2011 sometime.
Replies: 11
Views: 2241

Hi Catherine, I'll be having upper and lower surgery sometime in 2011 as well. I've been told it could be as early as next spring, but I know that it is hard to predict this early in treatment. Sounds like you have really been through it!!! I hope things have settled down for you. I got my braces 10...
by Rizzie
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did you get a panicky feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

How about during your time being banded shut? Doesn't your tongue just want to break out of prison? Also, I've practiced swallowing with my teeth together, and it seems very unnatural--but maybe more so because my bite hasn't been corrected yet. Fortunately, I'm pretty good at the mind over matter c...
by Rizzie
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did you get a panicky feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

I'm hoping that, like bracesat30, I'm looped enough by the meds, that I will awaken slowly and not have the energy or wherewithal to panic. :?

I imagine at that point I should just be glad to have made it through!
by Rizzie
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did you get a panicky feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

I am anticipating some nasal congestion, and I hope it is not too bad. I like the Breathe Right strips and Vicks idea--I used to put mentholatum under my kid's noses when they had colds, and it seemed to help them a lot. So you are 4 weeks out--ongratulations! I've read about splints--is that simila...
by Rizzie
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did you get a panicky feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

I hope my post-op recovery starts out as smoothly as yours. Was swallowing with jaws shut something that was difficult to learn?
by Rizzie
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did you get a panicky feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

Did you get a panicky feeling?

I think my biggest fear regarding surgery is that I will get panicky when I first wake up...kind of like, claustrophobia of the mouth and airway! I'm not a nervous kind of person, either, having faced other medical issues and minor surgeries without much fear, but this surgery really scares me! ( Le...
by Rizzie
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: after 23 months, here's a pic
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Your teeth look fantastic. Congratulations! So nice to hear people say it's worth it.
by Rizzie
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello, new member here...
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Thank you for the welcome! This will be quite the adventure, will enjoy having company along the way...
by Rizzie
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello, new member here...
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Hello, new member here...

Hi, I am new to the forum and looking forward to being a part of this group as my ortho adventure begins. This second time around, I'm looking at braces plus orthognathic surgery. I nixed the idea of braces/surgery several years ago, but now things have worsened (of course!) and so here I am! I bet ...