I was thinking about the fact that my jaw surgery adventure is coming to an end.
It feels so bittersweet. This blog has been my friend that has always been there to listen.
I shared my joy with you guys, I shared my pain, my frustration, and all my ups and downs.
I was thinking that it's time to start a second blog, a general blog.
I don't want to lose the ability to go to my blog and post what I'm feeling or whats going on, and I can't post everything on a jaw surgery blog forever.
I'll share the new blog once it's up and running.
Meanwhile I want to say thank you to all of you.
It's been so good having so many people to share stories with and to hear me out.
I feel blessed.
Jaw surgery related
I got my drainage tube out on Monday morning. Not sure if I posted yet.
Well it came out really easy, they cut the stitches and pulled the tube out.
Then I was left with the hole in my face. So I have a hole in the upper incision line that leads into my sinus. I don't understand anatomy and therefore can't explain why this is but if I drink water and hold it in my mouth, it goes up the hole and out through my nose. Hopefully this is a temporary side effect and this whole thing will close up soon.
Good news is the infection is gone and the swelling is going down. I have had one swollen cheek for over 3 months now and finally I can say my face is getting symmetrical.
I am so happy with my face and the whole outcome. I am so comfortable with myself that I don't even care about makeup anymore. I never left the house without makeup before! Now I put on some foundation and mascara and I'm out. Sean is loving it because it used to take me an hour to get ready and now it takes me 5 minutes. I also stopped straightening or curling my hair. I'll still do it on special days but most of the time I just don't care. It's so nice having an extra hour of sleep in the morning.
I haven't had migraines!! Still very happy to say that my jaw related pain is gone, the surgery was a success. It's so good to be post op. I still have a hard time recognizing myself to an extent. I think I look really different but in a good way. I sort of look like I used to when I was younger.