Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Almost 6 months!

I can't believe I'm almost 6 months post-op now.  At times it feels like just yesterday I was a big ball  of misery on my Mom's easy chair.  I'm feeling pretty good these days and don't have any major complaints.  My pain is minimal and at this point I'm in much less pain than before surgery.  That said, I'd have to consider this journey all worth the hassle.  Though, I'll admit, there were times when I wasn't so sure.

I'm so greatful to be at this point.  My jaw and face are mostly healed and I didn't have any major complications.  I'm back to a normal life and I'm starting to forget about my broken face.  Most days I'm not freaked out when I look in the mirror, so I guess the new look is growing on me.  There is a small vain voice in my head once in a while that wishes I could have had a better asthetic outcome.  You know, more symmetry, less jowls, a better nose.  I mean, they took my face apart, so why couldn't they put me back together to look like Cindy Crawford?  I know, they are surgeons not miracle workers.  So, I'm just thankful to have a slightly improved look and greatly improved function.

I saw the OS yesterday.  He is very pleased with everything and doesn't want to see me for 3 months.  That is such a relief because the every 4 week appointments were getting bothersome.  I see the OD on October 2nd and we will talk about how much longer I'll need these wretched braces.  It's taking a while because the OS and OD wanted to have veneers placed on my bottom teeth to close the gaps on my very tiny lower 6 teeth for bite retention.  I really didn't want to go that route, so the OD is trying to pull my lower 6 together with a power chain, then I'll have some bonding done behind them to close those 2 gaps.  Seems to be working.  Fingers crossed!

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