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by snapdresser
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: surgery tomorrow
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: surgery tomorrow

:lol: :lol: :lol: I LOST it leading up to my surgery. I was a total wreck the entire week leading up to mine. In fact, it was so bad that the day before I was just in a total daze. My mind couldn't handle the stress so apparently it just checked itself out. Next thing I knew, I was coming to in the ...
by snapdresser
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Poll: If you had BSSO, time until CHIN felt NORMAL
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Poll: If you had BSSO, time until CHIN felt NORMAL

Snapdresser - I have my splint on until tomorrow (day 31) so it is hard to say how wide I can open my mouth. Right now it seems like it would be about 1 1/2 fingers? I can't smile all the way yet either. I can still feel the stitches pulling, especially in the upper lip, right under my nose. I can ...
by snapdresser
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: ++Anthem insurance Colorado, surgeons dont accept, any advice?++
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: ++Anthem insurance Colorado, surgeons dont accept, any advice?++

You need to go on the BCBS website and find an in-network surgeon. That's what I had to do. The first surgeon I went to wasn't in-network for any insurance policies at all, so I went on the BCBS website and found a less well-known one. When I saw the bills, I was glad that I had. The original cost w...
by snapdresser
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Poll: If you had BSSO, time until CHIN felt NORMAL
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Poll: If you had BSSO, time until CHIN felt NORMAL

This probably isn't what you want to hear, but many people never get 100% normal feeling back. Some folks have altered sensations (e.g. burning sensations or that creepy crawly feeling you referenced), some have a small area of numbness, some return to normal 100% (though based on what I've read on ...
by snapdresser
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Re: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???

Having screws taken out of my jaws while conscious Wait, your archbars involved screws?! Mine were just wired around my teeth... Yes...mine were screwed into the bony area above (top arch) and below(bottom arch) my tooth roots on each arch. My jaw was wired shut after jaw fractures (bicycle acciden...
by snapdresser
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Re: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???

EmilyTravels wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:10 pm
Having screws taken out of my jaws while conscious
Wait, your archbars involved screws?! Mine were just wired around my teeth...
by snapdresser
Tue May 29, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper jaw surgery change in appearance?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Upper jaw surgery change in appearance?

I concur with what runrabbitrun said. Tell your surgeon EVERYTHING! I told mine exactly how I wanted mine to look and she planned the procedure accordingly. She didn’t care at all that there might be cosmetic aspects to it, she was going to apply for insurance coverage based on the functional issues...
by snapdresser
Tue May 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Re: Arch Bar Removal - Hurt???

They basically yank the archbars out with pliers. I guess it hurt a bit to try to open for it, but the feeling of them yanking the wires out on the gums must have taken my mind off it. Some of them hurt more than others. They offered local anesthetic but the first one didn’t hurt too bad so I denied...
by snapdresser
Tue May 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Getting insurance coverage without medical need?
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Getting insurance coverage without medical need?

If you don’t have a medical need, then it’s considered “cosmetic” and is thus categorically excluded from insurance coverage by virtually every health insurance policy in the US. They can put in for coverage but unless they come up with an explanation for why it’s medically necessary for you, it wil...
by snapdresser
Tue May 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lip incompetence after double jaw surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: Lip incompetence after double jaw surgery

fanserviced wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:28 pm
:shock: My paranoia (I’m in the NYC area and looking at surgeons now) has spiked, I’ll PM once my account is fully active.
Who are you considering?
by snapdresser
Thu May 17, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51466

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Thanks faekat19!

This particular thread is from the surgery buddies back in June/July of 2015, 3 years ago :shock: If there’s not one for June/July 2018 please feel free to create one! They are popular months for this surgery so I’d expect there are some other folks in the same boat :D
by snapdresser
Wed May 16, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51466

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Wooooooo!!!! Congrats, Jaime! :-*
by snapdresser
Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51466

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

That's just incredible, Nozzelnut. Your resolve never ceases to amaze :shock: No date on my hardware removal yet. Apparently BCBS never sent my surgeon a copy of the approval letter, so they never set up the surgery, even though I had left a voicemail telling them I had received the approval. I e-ma...
by snapdresser
Thu May 10, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51466

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Hi Pierre, She said that the recovery would be similar except the swelling will go down faster, and I won't need to have any archbars or elastics. I thiiiink that means I won't be on a liquid diet :-** but I expect I'll have to do the mouthwash and antibiotics. No biggie. It's under general anesthes...
by snapdresser
Wed May 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51466

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Welcome back, Jaime! What makes the tooth click? When you bite down on it? Maybe you have some root resorption or something. Is it one of the teeth close to where the bone was cut?