I know I have been a bit crabby and fussy over how things have been settling in, regarding my new face. I've finally accepted the changes and I'm happy with the outcome. I can look in the mirror now and not instantly turn my head away because of how my face looks. Some of you may understand that feeling and some may not. But I swear to you, I used to do this. Nothing fit together right. It felt wrong. It looked wrong.
Having said all that, this still was the most difficult thing that I have ever gone through.....let's not take that away from surgery! I still struggle with puffiness, a little ache every now and then, difficulty chewing/eating, and the top of my mouth and gums are still 100% numb. I never said it's been fun. But I've moved into the acceptance phase and it feels pretty good. Really good actually.
I started exercising again pretty regularly. Prior to surgery I would jog, work out with weights, do yoga, etc. My first jog did not go so well. I didn't get very far and I had to stop. I wasn't expecting much, but jeez it was really not far at all that i could run. had to have a good laugh about it. I finished my run, stopping and starting up again quite a bit. And unfortunately, yoga is also not going bearing any better. If I bend over to stretch, I still feel really intense pressure in my face. This is a good sign to stop! And so I do. I guess my body will let me know when we are ready to go again. I am really good at being patient anyways.
I did call my doc today about my left sinus. The little bugger is giving me problems and I want his take on it. Hurts to touch next to my nose and to sniffle sometimes and still the green mucous. Sorry it's disgusting, I know. Just another perk. Hope to hear from him tmrw. I go see them next week and then the orthodontist the following week.
I wanted to post my old bite again because my god does it make me feel like I did the right thing, I mean look at that!
On a side note, does anyone think it's fair my husband is complaining about having a root canal?! after this surgery, what a complete and total piece of cake!