Today is one year since I had double jaw surgery! So hard to believe – time really flies. I just keep thinking about this time last year my entire world was consumed with jaw surgery
and that’s practically all I thought about, and what those first few days were like right after, and thinking that its now a fairly distant memory is pretty amazing to me. Especially thinking that a year ago today, at this time, I was completely out of it, unable to eat or speak, throwing up blood and congested and miserable. In a way it feels like it didn’t even happen.
Not much has changed since my last update, I’m still seeing my surgeon and orthodontist for follow ups (every 3-4 months) but they are super quick, in and out appointments. My chin is still partially numb, although I don’t notice it unless I think about it. So looks like that will take some time.
The other thing I’ve been noticing is I still can’t quite open my jaw as big as I used to. I notice it when I bite in to a burger or large sandwich, I can do it but I feel a pressure as my jaws try to open that wide. This doesn’t really affect or hinder anything but just something I’ve noticed.
I’d say overall I’m pretty happy with the result. I’m pretty happy, although I think I was expecting a more drastic result than I ended up with. My face has changed in subtle ways, which is noticeable to some people.
I think most of all I’m just proud of myself for going through with it and coming out stronger. I know that if I didn’t do this I would have regretted it forever. So today I’m definitely congratulating myself on the one year mark 🙂