Sunday, September 9, 2012

1 Day 16. Sutures dissolving, and falling apart

For some reason in the late afternoon, my swelling suddenly died down about 90% within a few minutes, for a while. It was the best feeling in the world. I don't know what I did, or what caused it to happen, but having your face feel like it's NOT exploding is something everyone takes for granted. My jaw also settled completely into the proper position, and I thoroughly enjoyed that sensation.

 After dinner and spilling soup while syringing it into my mouth, I removed my bands and brushed my teeth, the usual routine. However, today I had to spend a good 5 minutes rinsing and spitting over the sink as bits and pieces of my dissolved sutures fell apart. It was very exciting to see the dark brown pieces of threads and knots falling into the sink with every gurgle. No blood. My mouth is definitely recovered at this point. Gah, I'm so excited!

Anyway,  I decided to take a Saw-movie-esque photo with my banded teeth.  I now have this as my screen wallpaper in full-size on my media system's 46in TV. I find it inspirational.

Day 16 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery banded wired jaw


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