Thursday, August 5, 2010

2 weeks Post-Op

Two weeks from today I was in the hospital recovering from surgery! These two weeks have really flown by. Im so happy that I only have four more weeks with this splint. It's definitely getting easier to talk though which is nice.

I've also started eating with silverware as I said in my last post and it's going pretty well, minus the few times I drip food down my shirt ;). Today I had pancakes, soup, and mac and cheese! I've really gotten my appetite back in the past few days which has made eating slightly more frustrating. It just takes soooo long to eat and it's hard to get enough in one serving to actually feel full. I really don't want to go back to ensure though....I'm not really a fan.

Today I went out and got my nails done! Woho! So nice to get pampered a little. I'm trying to enjoy my last few days before I have to go back to work. I'm also thinking I might have to do half days for a week before I go back full time. Not because of pain but because of eating! I spend on average about an hour and a half eating and then cleaning for every meal and I can't really take that long of a lunch break! Hopefully eating gets easier though after a little more practice....then it won't take so long.

Now time for more pictures! wohoo!

So this isn't super noticeable but my smile is a little lopsided. For some reason I can't lift the right side of my upper lip that high. I've been trying to lift it without lifting the other side but I can't! I guess this is why they tell you to make funny faces and work out your lips? Anyone else having this problem? Also my chin isn't as prominent as I thought it would be BUT it does seem to be getting more prominent every day, so I'm thinking it's just swelling.

Hope everyone is doing well! Wherever you are in this process!




  1. You look so good girl! :) And I know what you mean about being pampered! ha.

    I am going to answer your question tomorrow. :) ha.

    Love, Makay

  2. My smile is definitely REALLY lopsided too haha my sister thinks it's hilarious. I think it's just the swelling. I was concerned that one side of my face looked more swollen and when I saw my surgeon yesterday she said it was normal and that swelling is often times asymmetrical--so I'm banking on that. Aaaand that makes me drool. All the time. hahaha it's awful.

    I know what you mean about the ensure..I drink Boost and I literally can't stand it anymore I only drink it if I feel hungry before bed--that's the only time I can handle it!!! HAHA Well, your progress is awesome and keep it up!

    -Julia :)

  3. When I first went back to work part-time and then full-time I had to drink muscle milk for part of my meals, since I only got a 30 minute lunch break. I'd eat for the first 20 minutes as much as possible and then drink a bottle of muscle milk and brush and be back on the floor. A year later, the thought of muscle milk still makes me shudder. Ugh.