Thursday, July 9, 2009

Day 9

Had my first post-op appointment with Dr. Lee today. We did x-rays and she says my x-rays are "textbook" (and that's a quote!). Hurray! They took off most of the bands, leaving just two in a similar configuration up front. I LOVED to brush my teeth (gosh, that tounge was getting yucky) but I can't really brush the surfaces of the teeth where the teeth meet, as my jaw can't open that wide yet.

I don't know if anyone else has felt this way, but I just want my bands back. My jaw feels all unstable and there's no really good place to bite down and my front teeth are hitting my bottom braces brackets (WEIRD!) and it's all very uncomfortable. As much as it was lame to be on a liquid diet, this is just not comfortable.

I ate mashed potatoes and gravy today for my first "meal" and it was good... my jaw was extremely tired afterwards and my stomach wasn't quite sure what to do with all that food. My mom took me to get a hot fudge sundae from DQ in the evening but I only took a few bites before wanting the bands back on... I'll eat it another day.

The swelling is going down more and more each day, though I still don't really look like myself - I went into the Starbucks I stop at in the mornings on the way to school to pick up my markout and they asked me "hey, where do you work?" even though they TOTALLY know me.

The pictures for today (I'm starting to look HUMAN again!)


Rainne said...

Well, to be fair to them, you really do look very different!

Melinda Renee said...

I felt about my knee brace the way you're feeling about your bands... I CRIED when they told me that they were giving me full rotation inside my brace, and cried again when they took it away- my leg felt like jell-o!

You do look different, but I still see you in there. *wink*grin* Just keep thinking- kick ass hair cut soon!!!

stephanie said...

Oh yeah, I do look different. I wasn't offended, it just feels really weird to not look like myself at all.