I can’t believe I’m almost at 90 days/3 months post op. I felt like I would never get here.
Progress is very slow at this point but its still happening slowly but surely. For instance, significant feeling is coming back to my lower lip! I’ve been having tingles and such for weeks but now it hurts when I bite my lip (which happens all the time when I’m eating but it hasn’t hurt since surgery and now it does) good kind of pain cause its progress 🙂
As for the rest of my chin there are signs of feeling coming back. When I touch it I feel…something…its hard to explain, somewhat of a tingle like my chin is registering that its being touched but it doesn’t feel like the normal touch sensation.
I’m able to open my jaw quite a bit wider now. This was August 11th, where I was jsut fitting 2 fingers:
And today I can kind of, sorta , almost fit 3 lol:
So not completely normal yet but getting there! I would guess in about a month I could be back to a normal opening.
This means great things for eating as I can now eat most burgers and sandwiches without having to tear/cut them into small pieces. I had my favourite Subway sandwich, Sweet Onion Chicken Teryaki, yesterday and it was so great being able to bite into it and eat it pretty normally.
I’d say I can now eat 99.9% of foods. The only things I haven’t tried yet (and don’t really feel ready to try) are really hard things like raw carrots and nuts.
The annoying thing about eating is how food gets stuck in my braces so horribly every time I eat. It was never this bad before surgery. I had assumed it was because of the surgical hooks but those are long gone and it hasn’t gotten any better. Of course food would get stuck in my braces before surgery but its 10x worse now and its making me avoid eating with people because its so gross and embarrassing. I wonder why its gotten worse since surgery, maybe because I’m chewing differently? Who knows.
Hmm what else. I saw my surgeon today. Another short visit and everything is still looking great. I’m still finding it way easier to chew on one side over the other and he said that is normal. I’ll see him again in a month.
I’m going to the dentist on Tuesday for a cleaning. First time seeing the dentist since surgery. I’m a little nervous about it for some reason but I’m sure it’ll be fine.
Well I think that’s about it. Take care everyone 🙂