Monday, September 10, 2012

1 Day 17. Deflation appears to be permanent, cats go balloon crazy, master of shaving

Day 17 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery drinking and eating from a syringe
I'm starting to run low on ensure.Going to need a Costco run favor from somebody soon.

The sudden deflation I experienced late yesterday afternoon appears to be permanent. The only times the swelling worsens is if I attempt to talk too much. But once I stop, I deflate shortly after. This means I get to enjoy a relaxed face much more frequently!

Day 17 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery right

I still have parts of my cheeks, chin, and under chin that still have yet to improve, but I am getting more hopeful all that will change this week. 

Shaving this morning took me about 5 minutes. I've finally mastered the art of shaving a numb face.The trick is to pretend you're a barber shaving someone else when looking at the mirror. Once you can ignore that it is your own face that you're not feeling, things get a lot easier.

Day 17 post double jaw (orthognathic) surgery left

Mommy swung by today with more homemade soup. It was some beef, vegetable soup slow cooked for hours, and then strained for my liquid diet with some vegetables remaining blended. It was indescribable -- mom's cooking is never a disappointment. As much as I like to think of myself as a pretty decent cook, mom's food always puts mine to shame. 

I later had a couple of friends visit after work hours. I hadn't seen them since days before the surgery so it was a very welcome visit. They brought get-well-soon balloons! That certainly made the day even better.

As the balloons floated around the living room while I typed away in our conversation, one of the cats, Otis started going crazy. I think I'll have to start buying balloons more regularly to keep the cats entertained; they have never been this enthusiastic about anything besides the red dot, but I don't have to do anything manually with balloons. It'll at least stop them from laying on my keyboard and blocking my screens:


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