Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 3 Post Op

Well here we are. Day three already. Crazy how fast time goes by. It's 6:30am and I am up and waiting on my last set of meds before my surgeon comes in to give me the final okay for going home. I feel pretty good. Swollen obviously, but the only complaint I really have is that the new pain med they have me on makes me super itchy! I've had to take Benadryl with it both times and I still feel itchy. We'll see what the doc says, maybe they can find an alternative med for me? I think the jaw braw might come off today, which is exciting. I know I'm super swollen, but it will still be really exciting to see the outline of my jaw without my tropical flare getting in the way. I've also had some trouble with headaches but it's probably just from lack of sleep, the meds they have me on, and of course the surgery. It's also been slightly frustrating that no one can understand what I say.
I worked out my jaw a lot yesterday, doing my best to talk as much as I could, but now it has left my jaw super sore. All I want to do is mumble hah. I do have my white board, which has been my saving grace!
Matt, the boy, came over last night and we watched "When Harry Met Sally." He actually dug it! It's one of my favorite movies, so even in my drugged out stupor I enjoyed it. Kind of hard to see the TV at the moment though because I wear glasses, and with the swelling they won't fit my head. How sad!

Numbness update!
My forehead has feeling back, which is cool. The bridge of my nose, and my left nostril also have feeling back....right nostril is still numb though. Both cheeks, still numb. Right under my nose has some feeling back. The right side of my upper lip has feeling back, but the rest of my lip are still feeling pretty numb. Guess what though? I'm not drooling! Unless I bend over, then I'm a little drippy. I haven't been able to close my mouth due to the swelling. I'll have to ask my surgeon about that this morning. Part is due to my chin swelling I think, because I did have a genioplasty as well.

Well that's all for now. Let's do this day 3!




  1. You look really good! The swelling doesn't look that bad, but I know it feels like a lot right will get better little by little everyday. The talking thing was difficult for me too, that will pass too. Hang in there! :)

  2. You are doing awesome girly! hang in there! once you make it through week one you are a hero! hahahaa... its the hardest part. but you know that you have a lot of people (both online and off) that are rooting for you! :)

    And this is what i said when that stinking jaw bra came off, "HALLELUJAH!!!!!" it was so restricting, and made my swelling awful. I hope you get to take it off soon. :)

    I hope your doc figures something else out, I would hate being itchy all the time- hope he finds something to do about that.

    Well... Love and Hugs,


  3. Hi Sarah!
    You look great, and I am glad that you may get to go home today! Even with the jaw bra and the swelling, I think your profiles are amazing and look wonderful!
    Thanks for the updates, I hope you have a wonderful day today!

  4. the jaw bra is off! wohoo update coming like NOW!