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by kelse
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6521

Re: August surgery buddies

Hey bimaxman

How are you getting on with your pre-op appointments? Have you bought any supplies yet for after your op?
by kelse
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Thanks deathorglory and snapdresser.

I'm sure it'll work out!! X
by kelse
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Thanks for th replies nozzelnut + snapdresser. It's so great to be able to get advice from people who are going thru this right now. Iwould only have gone back part-time anyway - literally 9am to as long as I could manage 11, 12, 1pm? But I think I'll plan cover in for the 3rd week, then I can still...
by kelse
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Hey July peeps Thanks for posting - I'm soaking in all your experiences for when I get my op 10th August. I had appt today with surgical team & they decided on movements. My top jaw will be turning 3mm to the right and 5mm back. Bottom jaw movements I didn't catch but I would think approx 3mm back??...
by kelse
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6521

Re: August surgery buddies

Eek! So at my appt today they did measuring & decided movements. My upper jaw will be turned 3mm to the right and 5mm forward. The bottom jaw movements I didn't catch but I thing 2-3 mm back should slot it in nicely behing my top teeth. They will put the stitch in to minimise nose widening. My nose ...
by kelse
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6521

Re: August surgery buddies

Appt with surgery team today at 2pm. Prob measuring I think - have to wait & see!!

Pondering not having lunch til after to save cleaning behind my hooks so much!!! But don't think I'd last til 3pm :?
by kelse
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6521

Re: August surgery buddies

Just counted - I have 21 surgical hooks!!! 10 on top, 11 on bottom. I didn't use any wax - had some sore bits but was fine after a few days. They are no problem but EVERYTHING get stuck behind them so cleaning becomes more laborious.

I'm the same - just want it sorted!
by kelse
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6521

Re: August surgery buddies

Hi bimaxman & adorkable! August 4th - you should be just over the worst as we're heading in to surgery on the 10th & 11th. It's hard when they're uncertain on date - think mine should go ahead unless surgeon is ill or something like that. I'm hoping to go back to work after 2 weeks as well, so will ...
by kelse
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

I have bought a kind of frame for sleeping upright post-op so I'm glad to hear that you feel sleeping upright has helped your swelling go down. Fingers crossed it works for me too.
by kelse
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6521

Re: August surgery buddies

Told my bosses about my surgery date yesterday and they were really supportive - yay! I've scheduled cover for 2 weeks, then I hope to go back part time to start with.

Hospital appt next week - first of 3 planned before the op :shock:

Hope some more August peeps will come & join me soon :D
by kelse
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53300

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Wow! You guys have a great thread going here!

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I have found them really helpful thinking ahead to my surgery in August.

I wish you all luck with your recovery - keep posting!!!

Thanks again x
by kelse
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: August/September surgery buddies
Replies: 121
Views: 6521

August/September surgery buddies

Can I kick off an August surgery thread? I am scheduled for double jaw surgery for my underbite on 10th August. I rang the Secretary today & everything is looking good for that date so fingers crossed! I have the surgical hooks on my braces now so quite a mouthful - I am used to them now tho. It's j...
by kelse
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery in Scotland?
Replies: 15
Views: 1960

Re: Jaw surgery in Scotland?

Hey vicks

so glad to hear your surgery went well :-)

Must be so strange to feel the movement tho :-O

no date for me yet - I'm thinking august, but crossing everything for sooner

hope you continue to recover well over the holidays

jo
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by kelse
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I have a date for my SARPE in March. Tips please kind people
Replies: 15
Views: 2123

Re: I have a date for my SARPE in March. Tips please kind pe

Wow it is a torture device!

Those with experience say you'll get used to it & they are the best advisers. It does seem very daunting tho x
by kelse
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery in Scotland?
Replies: 15
Views: 1960

Re: Jaw surgery in Scotland?

Ooh glad you're green now vicks, but i couldn't see the pic via the link :-(

Glad to hear your news that you've accepted a date for your sarpe - just prior to the easter hols! Good timing :-)

Jo
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