I thought I would do a little video update at the 11 week mark. I have my first cold since the surgery so apologies for sounding a little bit mumbled at times… (I’m very grateful I didn’t get a cold within the first few weeks after the surgery)
Lots happening in the last week – I now have 50% feeling back in my lower lip so it looks like things are healing well so far, my bottom teeth are much more in line now and I have noticed that my bite fits together a lot better, I’ve enrolled on an evening college course and I’ve had a haircut – all little things, but new experiences since the jaw surgery in a way (I’ll explain) – the college course – the thought of a face on photo for any form of I.D used to fill me with dread, but I managed to have a face on photo taken (in one go) that I didn’t instantly hate, so that was a new experience for me, also I have been going on about doing an evening course for ages, and since having this surgery I feel in a way its a little bit of a fresh start and its made me feel more motivated to do things… so at the ripe old age of 30, im now a student again! (well, on a Thursday evening anyway lol). Yesterday I had my hair cut – instead of my usual “leave it really long around the front, I don’t want my jaw line to be shown” I said “let’s do something a bit different and layer the front” – a small thing to a lot of people, but a huge step for me, I’ve hidden behind this mop of hair for a long time, so it was a noticeable novelty for me :). Also at the salon yesterday I know the girls really well as I used to work there and because they don’t see me very often it was nice to hear things like “wow, I can see a difference in your face shape” and even “your teeth are looking really good” – It’s really nice to hear.
As I write this, this time 11 weeks ago I was on an operating table undergoing my surgery, Its crazy when I think of it like that! I’m so glad I decided to do this (and that it’s not this time 11 weeks ago!!!)
I see the orthodontist again next week for my 2nd adjustment on the lower teeth, i’m quite excited about this as it’s all steps in the right direction and one step closer to the finished result. I’m hoping that I may just about get another 2 appointments in by the end of the year 🙂 . As always I will keep you updated xxx