Wow. It doesn't seem like my surgery was that long ago, until I use days instead of weeks. Twenty-three days seems so long! I remember before my surgery when I would creepily stalk other jaw bloggers, and see their 23 days post op and think surgery must have been forever ago! Now I realize it isn't. It's only 3 weeks. I really can't believe how quickly the body can heal from a surgery that big, and I also can't believe how long it takes it to recover. Ho. ly. crow.
I'm slowly regaining control of my face. I have a lot of built up tissue in my chin and behind my upper lip, that is making my smile look a bit funny, if not feel that way. Not to mention the swelling. It has gone down quite a bit, but it's still there. It's afraid to leave. Go ugly puff! Be free so I can be free!
I've become a lot better at eating, and am able to fill up in my one hour eating time. I eat breakfast at 11:00, Lunch at 6:00 and dinner around 10:00. I can't do those nasty syringes. I really didn't think it would bother me, but it totally does! Hot cocoa's a pretty good "in between" treat. It's warm and filling. Chicken pot pies are awesome. Not the Chicken, obviously, and not always the carrots, but everything else is delicious! Another good thing to have is re-fried beans, with melted cheese, some sour cream, and a fresh avocado. Mmm mmm. I also eat Macaroni and Cheese with a little BBQ sauce and it fills me up and tastes my fine. I ate a frozen burrito with Ranch dressing and diced tomatoes today and it was really good too. Tomorrow I think I'll make a green bean casserole. It's my moms recipe and I love it. Green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream. Really complicated, guys.
I go back to see My surgeon (Dr. E) tomorrow. He is either going to take out what are left of the stitches tomorrow or next week, and I am reeeally dreading it. He took one out for me last week and it killed like the dickens. Speaking of; I went to my ortho today for the first time since surgery, and oh my heck it hurt. He is not a nice Ortho, I tell you what. I mean we already knew this, but c'mon! I just had surgery! Do ya really have to hit my face so many times?
I cannot wait for all of this to be so far behind me. Does the day ever come? I can't wait to be able to open my mouth as wide as it can go when ever I want! I cannot wait to bite into a delicious sandwich, or yawn with out it hurting. To laugh and not have stitches or sensitive skin tear. And to sleep in any position but sitting up. Oh man how I can't wait for that! So tell me, oh wise ones, when does this day come?? Is it everything I imagine it to be?? Does anyone even read this blog anymore, or am I just writing to myself? Anyone?
And look! It's me and the Christmas wreath I made tonight.