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 :(


  1. I'm glad to hear that you've reached another milestone! I just had surgery on Tuesday, and although I know I have a tough road ahead of me, I'm feeling pretty good. :)

  2. I had that same problem after my wisdom teeth were taken out! It felt like something was dribbling down my chin. And sometimes out of nowhere, it felt like something was brushing/tickling/crawling on my chin.

    I am having jaw surgery soon, and I'm very glad to have found your blog.