Monday, March 22, 2010

Back to my old self!

I've been feeling better and better since my surgery, but this past weekend I truly felt like I was completely back to normal.

Saturday afternoon I was speaking at a conference held at my University, and I (of course...) procrastinated on writing my speech. That's not really a good thing, since I was supposed to speak for 30 minutes, lol! So, Friday night I was up really late working on it...I finished at 2 am and was still wide awake! I actually stayed awake for another hour, watching tv until I felt tired. That is the kind of energy I was used to having before this surgery, and this was really the first time I felt that I had it back :)

I'm also eating completely normally now: I was eating carrots yesterday and was amazed by the fact that I could bite off a piece of carrot with my front teeth...I've never been able to do that! My friends just laugh and shake their heads when I get excited about stuff like that...

Much Love,

<3 Stefane

Friday, March 12, 2010

Week 12: Haircut time!

It seems like everyone else gets a new hair cut after surgery, and today it was my turn!

These are the first pictures that have been taken where I think my smile looks normal! I guess my muscles are healing nicely...if only the nerves in my chin would heal that quickly! :)

<3 Stefane

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Closing in on 12 weeks!

Wow, it's hard to believe that my surgery was almost 3 months ago!

I was home last week, saw the orthodontist and Dr. N and everything is fine! There are no signs of infection in those stitches and they should completely dissolve in another 3 weeks or so...I've been cleared for most physical activity, but I'm still not allowed to do anything where I could possibly get hit in the face, for obvious reasons!

I'm pretty much eating everything now, though I'm being super careful with sticky and chewy foods! I'm getting better at chewing on the left side of my was pretty painful at first, after having chewed solely on my right teeth for this many years :)

This weekend I'm going to get to see a friend who hasn't seen me since the surgery, and I can't wait for her reaction! Everyone else saw me for the first time less that a month afterward (and I was still pretty swollen!), so it's nice to have someone who will see me for the first time this far out! I have friends who are still astonished by the change, just this afternoon one of them commented on my cheekbones, and my friend Ann has mentioned a couple of times that she can't believe the difference in my facial structure.

My chin is still pretty numb, though it is tingly now. I'm having the same reaction to cold that Kelly's ( having...whenever something cold touches the right side of my lip it feels like it travels in a line down my chin. At first I thought stuff was dripping out of my mouth, but then I realized that it was just the cold. It's weird and annoying, but the feeling is definitely coming back!

That's it for now, I'm getting my hair cut on Friday, so I'll post pictures then!

<3 Stefane

P.S. Kelly, I tried to comment on your latest post, but it wasn't working :(