So it's over 7 months past the big surgery day.
I have to admit that I couldn't be happier with my decision.
I finally have a jaw that I love!
I can look at myself in the mirror now with no makeup from any angle and I look normal!
I don't think this surgery has made me look perfect or beautiful, but I think it's helped me fit in. It's helped me feel like I don't have a deformity and that I no longer have to explain a speech impediment or any of the other issues I had to live with for so long.
At this point I am waiting for the metal to come off but I just don't get my hopes up as nothing moves fast with this process. Someday it will be nothing but a faint memory.
I just want to send out a thank you to so many of the people out there who have been so kind to share their stories and to keep in touch throughout this process. I think the best way to reach me regarding this surgery is through facebook as I check those messages most often. Please feel free to add me or message me on facebook to talk about jaw surgery or share your experiences.
The reason I have been so open with my blog and staying in contact with everyone is because when I started this process I just wanted someone to talk to about it. Most blog people were very hard to reach and get a response from and I was so grateful for the people who did share and responded.
It's a little hard to stay in contact via blog comments as my phone will not let me respond, ugh!!!
Anyway I want to send out a big thank you to Suzie from metal mouth with mascara. She recently had her surgery but she has seriously been such an amazing person throughout this whole process.
We've been in contact for a long time now and I am so grateful to have made such an amazing friend through this process. I think having so much in common and both dealing with jaw surgery has just made it easier for us to get through something so big.
Update on life, it has continued. I have been back in school since January although I've had issues come and go with my jaw. It was a little overwhelming to go back into school full time and still have issues with my jaw but I'm pretty good right now.
|I love a Guinea|
|Pookie had a bath but he's smelly again. He went to the vet and a lump he developed is just a fat deposit so that is good news after Tommy had that tumour. He also gained 2 lbs and needs to go on a doggy diet. Poor Pooka|
|My cheeks still don't match|
|I can chew!!!! Veggie sushi|
|I took my first train in Canada from Toronto to Montreal|
|Went to a planetarium with Mia|
|Got lost in space|
|Got a car with air conditioning. I don't know how i've been driving for 6 years without AC|
I have to upload pictures off my Nikon but it just freezes a lot and my inertia will probably keep me from getting it done.