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by shutmymouth
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long after your surgery until the braces came off?
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

How long after your surgery until the braces came off?

How long? People have been asking me this repeatedly, How long it will be until my braces will come off.

I've had a 2 pc Lefort I

Thanks folks.
by shutmymouth
Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?
Replies: 33
Views: 12039

Re: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?

Thankyou everyone! I appreciate the support yall are offering. I guess I was having a bad day. I'm soooo ready for the swelling to go down. I'm already going on 2+ mile walks and I'm hoping like crazy my surgeon will let start doing the eliptical next week. So needless to say I'm feeling great! Ther...
by shutmymouth
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?
Replies: 33
Views: 12039

Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?

I had my surgery 1 week ago today, and I understand that there's lots of swelling. But a large portion of my swelling has gone down. (my face was as at one time 2x this size) The thing is while the swelling has gone down my "new" features are staying the same. I have looked at blogs and haven't seen...
by shutmymouth
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Post Surgery nasal congestion
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Post Surgery nasal congestion

My nose is horribly congested. I can't breathe out of it. AT ALL.

I think it might be blood but I'm not sure. Has anyone had this probem?

What did you do so you could breathe through your nose?
by shutmymouth
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How to make a make shift "Jaw Bra"
Replies: 0
Views: 1902

How to make a make shift "Jaw Bra"

My OS said I didn't NEED a jaw Bra. So I was at the grocery store and bought a pair of extra long tube socks meant for diabetics. Safety pinned the toes together. I will take zip lock bags (snack size) and fill them with crushed ice. Slip them down the socks. in to the feet portion. Tie the two ends...
by shutmymouth
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nightmares and trouble sleeping before surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Nightmares and trouble sleeping before surgery

I am having my surgery in 4 days. I've been having the worst trouble sleeping lately. I've been obsessing constantly consuming all of the info that I can before surgery. Clearly this surgery is stressing me out but I should be excited to get it. I've been waiting 23 years (found out I would need it ...
by shutmymouth
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Last meal before surgery! (Anyone else a foodie?!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2986

Re: Last meal before surgery! (Anyone else a foodie?!)

My doc said not to eat any heavy meals the day before (apparently a lot of us want to do this :) ) He said If I wanted to pig out do it the weekend before or a couple of days before so that I could be um "cleared out" He suggested the day before keep it pretty light and low on grease and carbs. He p...
by shutmymouth
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: having surgery again in april
Replies: 10
Views: 1619

Re: having surgery again in april

who gives a Flying fart how your surgeon might react. It is your every right and your responsibility to your health to get 2nd and 3rd opinons. If you have to have a 2nd surgery, get it with someone who knows what the heck they are doing. People care about your posts but this board doesn't move that...
by shutmymouth
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: MARCH 2011 BUDDIES
Replies: 202
Views: 29676

Re: MARCH 2011 BUDDIES

Surgery, March 24!!! 2pc Leforte I
by shutmymouth
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how much weight did you lose with your surgery?
Replies: 13
Views: 16960

Re: how much weight did you lose with your surgery?

Good to know! 5wks and you can chew! congrats! I'm hoping not to gain back. However, Im going to TRY to avoid the foods like that. I can almost bet I wont be as lucky as you. I LOVE food too much in general. If I lose 15lbs Im going to work like the devil to keep it off. My weight is my second torme...
by shutmymouth
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how much weight did you lose with your surgery?
Replies: 13
Views: 16960

how much weight did you lose with your surgery?

1st let me say I'm excited about my surgery. I'm excited that I'll finally be able to bite into burgers and sandwiches and other food and not have it spill down my face and clothes! I'm looking forward to the day I can smile and not be embarassed by my smile. And oh the day I can smile in a picture....
by shutmymouth
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: why do i still feel ugly
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: why do i still feel ugly

I suggest picking up the book "Minding the Body" It's a collection of essays written by women regarding the mental connection between their mind and their body. More specifically their vanity. There is one essay that I remember discussed a young woman that had gone through life with a deformed face ...
by shutmymouth
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Broken Jaw v. 2pc Lefort 1 surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 3214

Broken Jaw v. 2pc Lefort 1 surgery

So naturally the surgery is consuming my life right now. I try to talk about it with my younger sister (she's 24) and she basically acts like It's no big deal. Today she said "[her friend] Broke his jaw and was wired shut for 5 weeks. You'll be fine you'll find stuff to eat" after asking her to get ...
by shutmymouth
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Click HERE for Registration Info and Message Board Rules
Topic: ATTENTION: Please Report SPAM immediately!
Replies: 2
Views: 73490

Re: ATTENTION: Please Report SPAM immediately!

Er why are my posts regarding the

P l a t y soft bottle being auto marked spam?
by shutmymouth
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas
Replies: 85
Views: 73275

Re: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas

I found 2 products. Plat y pus soft water bottle & babyfood by Ella's kitchen & Peter rabbit's organics. This is not spam I lurk here. I've also considered posting my HEALTHY food options. Finally I went to chowhound dot com and they have some really good suggestions regarding jaw surgery and making...