Thursday, July 1, 2010

9 months post op...

and I still have braces...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Almost four months post op.

Well a few updates. Christmas morning, Louie, our ten year old dog passed away unexpectadely. It is the most heartbroken I've been in years....still miss him =[

Next news...unlike all you lucky people I haven't got my braces off, but hopefully within the next two months!
I'm still numb, it's annoying. And its not a surface numb in my chin, its a deep numbing which is almost worst, it feels like my muscle are pulled tight all the time.
I'm SOOOO glad I got the surgery, but when will this numbness go away!?!?


Sunday, November 1, 2009

4 weeks on Wednesday...


and I'm feeling pretty good, just hoping and praying the numbness goes away real soon =]

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

2 weeks, 1 day post op

Overall I am feeling pretty good. This is the first day i actually feel like typing so I'll tell the whole story.

We left for Iowa city at about 5 am, on our 2 hour journey there, stopped by Quick Trip and went on our way. We made it to the hospital and finally found a parking spot after a little mishap with the parking ramp...uh um. Made it to the DOSA (day of surgery admissions) at about 7:30. After about 10 minutes I was called back and taken to a little room with a recliner and a TV =] They took my weight and asked all of the other questions I had heard a million times. Finally, they put my IV in, I was so nervous at this point. The anesthiologist (?) came in and talked to me about all the risks and blah blah. Then he made me use some saline mist in my nose because the breathing tube placed during surgery might cause a bloody nose. Then he said here we go, I thought this was quick and the emotion took over me, I started bawling, and was kissing my parents goodbye. I walked to a gurney and got under the covers. We went for a little ride and then we went into the OR. I was glad I didn't have my glasses on at this point, I couldn't see the instruments. There were only two nurses in there at the time. I saw my XRAYS up and felt a sigh of relief when the anesthiologist gave me some calming medicine. He put the oxygen mask on and poof I was gone. I woke up feeling nauseous and a little scared, but I was drifting in and out. Went to the recovery room and I was there for two hours when they finally found me a pediatric room, it was nice to have my own room! Drainage tubes were taken out the next morning, that hurt the worse, and I was sent home the next day around 9 am.

Recovery has been pretty smooth but I didn't really have any pain until the last few days. I am still completely numb from my lip to my chin, but really hoping that will go away soon. The surgeon and ortho say my bite looks perfect and I only have a few more months left in braces. YAY!

More later...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Almost two weeks...

Before and After

IM HUNGRY! Ha ha. No I'm fine, just craving...swelling is looking great!!