Chinderella – it’s an orthognathic fairytale, you see.

June 24, 2008

Two weeks post-op!

Filed under: Uncategorized — chinderella @ 4:41 pm

Swelling : about 70% gone, I’d say. Still under my chin and across the cheeks, which are still quite tender.

Bruising : a faint, yellow reminiscence around the neck and chin.

Breathing : under control. yay!

Nose : no more bleeding. Yay! No more walking around with bogroll to mop up self!

Sleeping : still kinda sitting up, but fewer pillows. I do yearn for a cool, flat bed, and a soft pillow to bury my face into, and careless tossing and turning…

Eating and drinking : severely impaired therefore minimal, of course. I worship Stanislas the Syringe, which makes food absorption possible and efficient.

Weight loss: stabilised. I dropped 4 or 5 kilos within 9 days, put one back on by some miracle, and now seem to hover around 53 kilos. Not as drastic as I expected.

Talking : grunts between clenched jaws. My wild gesturing is getting increasingly detailed, though, and I roll my eyes a lot.

Mouth opening : about 2 mm without elastic bands. Rubbish. I’m not trying very hard, but it’s early still.

Level of satisfaction at more aesthetic self : pretty good too, although, surprisingly, I spend very little time in front of mirrors. Just a friendly wave in the morning, really. Otherwise I start laughing at my still puffy cheeks, and it hurts.

Morale : pretty good. It’s hot and sunny, and I sit all day under a tree, reading.

Be well, thank you for stopping by!



  1. YAY! for making such incredible progress in only two weeks!! And I’m glad you’re able to spend so much of your recovery under a tree with a book–there’s no better way to heal!

    Comment by Jen Boyer — June 24, 2008 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  2. … and with swishing kitty tails =3 You’re healing up so nicely! Did you seriously take an 8 hour drive a few days after surgery? You’re tough!

    What makes it hard to eat when you get your elastics off? Your mouth just won’t move the way you want it to? Or does it really hurt?

    Comment by Laura — June 26, 2008 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks, Jen! The progress is only on the outside, though, or so I’m feeling today.

    Laura – eating is tough because my jaws won’t open enough; I can just about stick out the tip of my tongue. So I can’t shove any food in there, not even with a small spoon. *sigh*
    For now. Things will get better.

    Comment by chinderella — June 26, 2008 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

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