Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tomorrow life goes back to normal....sorta

My best job at a kiss face haha.

So tomorrow I go back to work. In a way I'm looking forward to getting back into a routine. The past couple days I've started getting bored, so it will be nice to be busy again. Also, I'll be doing half days this week so I'll still have some time in the afternoon to myself which will be nice.

I added some before and after pictures on the side of my blog. Sorry they are so small! From the front I don't think there are any noticeable changes but my profile. Yowza! The nose, the chin, it's awesome. My profile is getting better and better every day as the swelling continues to decrease. My surgeon said it would take a while to really see the effects of the surgery. I admit I have been a little impatient but now that I am starting to see the changes I am so happy.

I am starting my 3rd week Post-Op and it feels great. I am glad time is going by fast! Yesterday I was at this bbq and it was so nice to be out in the sun and with friends but one: I couldn't eat anything, two: I couldn't swim, and three: I couldn't speak that well over the loud music. I have to admit there are days where I get frustrated. I wish I could just talk and eat like normal again. I know that I have to be patient though and I have to keep my spirits up. A positive attitude is the key to a speedy recovery. I really believe that.

Tonight I'm meeting my boyfriend's family for the first time. We've been dating about 5 months so I'm a little nervous, especially still having this splint in. It always takes new people a little bit of time to understand me. I find myself having to repeat myself quite often, especially with certain words.


I am able to open my mouth pretty wide! about a finger wide. It doesn't seem like a lot but it's improvement!
I'm getting better at drinking with a cup and not spilling it all down my shirt.
I'm almosttt able to close my lips but it doesn't feel natural yet and the splint is in the way.
I am still having discomfort in the morning but it's not that bad.
Sleeping is still difficult but it's getting better. I can't wait till I don't have to be propped up anymore!
Eating and brushing is still my least favorite part of the day....takes forever. I can't wait till I get the splint out and I don't have to spent like 15 minuets cleaning!
I haven't really had any congestion....just a little now and then. woho!
The swelling is going down but it's so gradual each day that I just have to be patient. I'm guessing the swelling won't really be gone until I get the splint out. And even then I'm sure I'll have some residual swelling. I bet by my three month mark it will be mostly down.

Well, that's it! Anyone have any questions? I hope everyone is doing well. Stay strong and be positive! :)





    Its going to feel so good to get back in a routine- I can't wait for school. ha.


  2. Hey Sarah-
    You look great!! That being patient thing sucks, but at least the time does go by really fast. Hope meeting your BF's family went well for ya. Congrats on reaching wk 3!! :)