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

September 6, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — chinderella @ 10:59 am

1. Fellow orthognathic bloggers, I’ve gone back to work. First I profusely thanked The Boss for giving me sooo much (paid) time off to recover. Then I walked into the big meeting room, at 8am on Thursday morning, and saw 40 shocked faces looking at me. Then everybody cheered, because this is the kind of place I work at.

You look like a completely different person!

I got you some fudge as a welcome back present. Come by my office later on.

I heard that your favourite part was vomiting blood? That’s so HOT.

No, but really, you look like.. a completely different person!

Or would rather have nougat? Nuts?

Your skirt is falling off, you’re so thin. Bitch.

On Wednesday the pupils are coming back to school; that’s 250 more people to face, then. Right.

2. In other news, I have regained a good 90% of the sensitivity in my chin and lower lip- which I reckon is amazing. I’m tempted to think it’s another way to judge of a surgeon’s skill: during the surgery they need to push the nerves apart, trying to cause as little bruising at possible for the feeling to ever come back. Chances of permanent damage also increase exponentially with age – roughly, being 36, I had a 36% risk of some permanent numbness. But no, Dr L fully deserves his little altar in the living room. Off to light another candle right now.

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4 Comments »

  1. I’m sure it is weird to say the least to see people for the first time after surgery. The expectation of their reactions, all so different. They seem very supportive. Good luck with the students. I am sure they will be happy to see you or they may wonder where their “old” teacher is and who is this “new” teacher and why does she have the same name? Have fun with it.

    Comment by cookieyum — September 7, 2008 @ 5:12 am | Reply

  2. Yay! I bet it was great to be back at work and see your colleagues and students, too. At least, it was for me! That fudge sure sounds good, by the way. Glad you’re doing well!

    Comment by Michelle — September 8, 2008 @ 12:33 am | Reply

  3. Hey!
    Has your butt grown back? Mine has not…but my boobs are still there, for the most part, so I’m not sure if the butt’s coming back. 🙂 I’ve just had my 5th month anniversary….22.5 weeks post-op to be exact. I still can’t eat a huge variety of stuff, but I can make my way through some chewy bits if they’re small enough to swallow so once it begins to hurt and/or I feel like giving up, I can just swallow it…which has been my food consumption secret for some years now.
    My braces are finally coming off middle of next month and I’m absolutely ELATED! I guess I’ll have to post pre-op and post-op pictures on my blog like everyone. I still can’t figure out how to get a hold of the digital version of my post-op panoramics to show off my hardware…speaking of which, my surgeon told me this past weekend that he’ll take them out if they continue to hurt/bother me. We’ll see. I want the plate/screws on my left, lower jaw taken out b/c they hurt, but I really don’t want to deal w/ stitches in my mouth again. My lips have finally regained their near-original shape…
    …so great to hear that your coworkers are so supportive! Keep me updated on your progress! And ask me about food tips if you run out of ideas. 🙂

    Comment by Grace — September 9, 2008 @ 12:44 am | Reply

  4. HaHA! I’ve come to the conclusion it is impossible to read any of your posts without sniggering to myself (and often out loud).

    Glad to hear response to the revised face have been postive/ encouraging. Gotta be a bit nerve-wracking waiting for the surprises to spew out of people’s mouths.

    Awesome with the sensation return… have the live offerings to the alter increased in frequency or merely been upgraded to ‘unblemished’ goat?

    Comment by Katherine — September 11, 2008 @ 2:57 pm | Reply


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