Sunday, September 23, 2012

0 Day 30. Tingling's getting unbearable, last day with the splint!

My tingling's progressed beyond just "tingling". As a recap, the tingling went from just tingling, to a tingle/scratchy feeling near the surface. But today, it can be described more as an unscratchable itch. It feels as if a fly or ant (or both) is crawling around my chin causing it to tickle and itch, while holding feathers for some further tickling, but when I scratch it -- numbness.

It is driving me insane. I can't focus on anything.

However, I have to remind myself that this is all good. My traumatized nerves are working hard to recover, and I should embrace this... unscratchable itch.

Today is the the last day I'll have my mouth splint, and so I hope, the last day I'll have my mouth banded shut before tomorrow's appointment with the surgeon. I can't wait to start jaw exercises to strengthen my jaws to start chewing some solid food. The idea of soft foods sounds overwhelmingly tempting after the past 30 days, even if it means eating white bread soaked in prune juice, to be washed down with some Ensure nutrition shakes.

But more realistically,  I will be having pasta, ravioli cut into bits, and a blended hamburger pie.

I also desperately need a haircut. My last one was 2 weeks before surgery day. The hairstylist must be so worried.

 A little recognition to the splint and rubber bands that have kept my jaws secure and safe for the past month. I'm sorry to say I will not miss you guys:

Hey Technorati, I just met you, and this is crazy.. but here's my number ( HPC3KJ53GKAQ ), so call me, maybe?


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