Thursday, July 2, 2009
I'm home! (Day 2)
I'll post more about yesterday later tonight or tomorrow sometime (I'm feeling a bit spaced out), but right now I'm feeling pretty good. The only complaints I have are the hip from the bone graft (ow!) and my throat is really, really sore.
I'm pretty positive that my lefort (upper jaw) was only a 1-piece because I don't have a splint (though, it's SO WEIRD to feel the roof of my mouth with my mostly-numb tongue without feeling ANYTHING on the roof-of-the-mouth side). I did have the genioplasty (if you look in that picture of me right after surgery, there's a funny sign that my surgeon wrote "do not touch chin"... cracked me up. I also had the lower jaw surgery - and everything went much quicker than expected - no problems at all. I'm banded really tightly shut, but only in the front so I can squirt food in the sides.
I'm home, loving the ice, dozing off a lot, and watching my face morph into something truly amazing - the bruising is already getting dark and I am SWOLLEN! Can't wait to show you guys pictures.
Thanks for all the support. Love you guys!
Day 2 pics: