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by loulou123
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How Many months was it you waited before surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

I was in braces for 19 months before op and 6 months after.
by loulou123
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 months post op-self pity alert-AND THEY ARE COMING OFF!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3221

Ema, sorry im so late in replying and glad your already feeling bit more cheerful. I felt exactly as you did after surgery, even now if im honest i love my teeth 100% but am still not sure if i like the new shape of my face. As for the swelling i still have some on one side now 10months+ afterwards,...
by loulou123
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 Week Post-Op Regression, Possible Re-Surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

I had the exact same problem as you, about a week after jaw surgery, i was told that my jaw was moving slightly and had to be tightly banded for weeks, im glad to say that this worked. Like you the pain from the elastics was intially unbearable and i was actually crying from the pain, i suffered mus...
by loulou123
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery in the UK.
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Hey i had all my ortho work and surgery on the NHS. I was quoted £11,000 for braces and jaw surgery privately (and this was properly 5 years ago now :shock: , which i just couldnt afford.) Unlike Kerry, tho my wait was over 2 and half years, from my intial consult with the ortho to actually getting...
by loulou123
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A Surgery Wimp
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Had all fpur of my wisdoms out this year, 3 under general aneasethic and 1 with a local. It all went fine for me and im nearly 29.

It isnt the nicest feeling in the world, but for me the one where i was awake was over in seconds and didnt hurt at all.
by loulou123
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 5 months after BSSO- THEY ARE OFF!
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Congratulations :D
by loulou123
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Smiletagious Is Back From Surgery! With Pics!
Replies: 19
Views: 3696

Congratulations on joining the other side :D glad to hear you feel it hasnt been to bad.

I had some pretty nasty bruises and cuts on my lips, again im guessing from whatever they use to keep your mouth open.

Hope it all continues to go so well.
by loulou123
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When you first woke up from surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 3744

Thought id share mine, when i woke up my intial thought was that i was dead-not sure why, but i wasnt scared more put out by it! lol :lol: Then i realised someone was telling me to open my eyes, which i thought was weird as i was sure i had them open-which i didnt! Everything was confused and groggy...
by loulou123
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't sleep with elastics...what to do??????????????????????
Replies: 6
Views: 4425

I found i was doing this, when i was in elastics for the 1st time after surgery. I didnt mange to break any teeth, tho its far from ideal i know. My surgeons advice was 1 of three things, put up with it and give it time, try seditives to relax the muscles or a bite plate to make it impossible to shu...
by loulou123
Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery date set, have some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2508

I did have alot of dried up blood up my nose, im assuming from the tubes, and on the 2nd day had a pretty heavy nose bleed. Im guessing tho that my nose was just aggravated by tube, or poss it snagged slightly and caused the bleeding. I was surprised by this, as i hadnt given it much thought only ha...
by loulou123
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did you do anything special when your braces were taken off?
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

I went and brought myself a huge bag of all the sweets i couldnt eat easily in braces, then went out for dinner. :D
by loulou123
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: License picture with braces...bleck!
Replies: 15
Views: 3074

I had my passport pic done in braces, so im stuck with it for 10 years! LOL

Not an issue tho as you cant even see them.
by loulou123
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: new here
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Hey :D I had a BSSO lower jaw advancement of 13mm in february 2008. Your find my blog at the bottom of the page, tho some of it sounds aweful (i had recovery more on the worse end of the scale with a few complications) your see i thought it was all worth it in the end. Good luck with your decision.
by loulou123
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Confused..should i have surgery or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Hey :D It is a dificult decison to make, but im glad i had my bsso done in feb. Intially i was told id need upper and lower but it turned into just lower. I did have a pretty difficult recovery, but id still go through it all again if i had too. My blogs at the bottom of this post, tho it sounds bad...
by loulou123
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How common is regression?
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

I had a BSSO in Feb 2008, they thought i was at risk of relapse, due to my muscles fighting back and a combination of grinding, clenching etc. But this was (fingers crossed) avoided by several weeks of tight bands to retrain the jaw muscles. I was advanced by 13mm, so i wouldnt say that 6mm is too m...