Sunday, December 23, 2012

76 days post op and Australia pictures

Hello Bloggers,

I haven't posted on here in a while, been pretty busy with travels and haven't spent much time online.
Some of you are on my facebook so you'll see all the pictures I've uploaded, actually I got lasy and have a lot more to upload.

On a jaw surgery note I'll give you all a good update of my situation and add some photos.

The swelling has really gone down, I have to say that for the first time since surgery I think my face looks normal. I'm really happy with the surgery now and with the way I look. I'm chewing a lot better now, I'm still limited to what I can eat and most things have to be cut up into little pieces but it's a huge improvement. I can have things like veggie burgers but I have to cut the whole thing up to eat it, bun included.

I'm still having issues with my sinus, I wake up with a horrible taste in my mouth from my sinus draining. It's probably a little infected still. The swelling continues to go up and down on that side, some days worse than others. I've starting to put weight back on from the surgery. I found this pretty hard at first but I've just been enjoying a lot of food and now my clothes are fitting better.

I'll be in Australia until the 30th, and will then be heading back to Canada. I miss my little shih tzus a lot :(

Australia is beautiful though, we've been spending a lot of time at the local beach. I've gone swimming in the ocean a bit but I haven't really done anything exciting otherwise. My surgeon said to be careful and not to do anything where I might hit my face so surfing has been out of the question. I did get a spring suit though which I'll keep for next time.

We went to the Taronga zoo, manly beach, downtown sydney, wollongong, a wine tour in hunter valley, and some other places. It's been a really good trip so far, hopefully christmas will be a nice day and we can head down to the beach.