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

November 9, 2008

5 months post-surgery

Filed under: Uncategorized — chinderella @ 11:42 am

1. Blogfolks! While I was being sucked into the dark vortex of work, Laura and Susan had their own experience of jaw surgery. Good vibes were sent!

2. I suppose I should really take some pictures to back up the following statement: my face finally feels and looks pretty normal now – normal for a new class I, which is what I am I, hurrah!

3. I have regained all the sensitivity in chin and lips.  I could forget that I’ve had upper and lower jaw surgery, if it wasn’t for the care I take when eating. Chewing is slow- but it’s happening.

4.  I’m happy with my face, first of all because when I catch myself in the mirror I don’t think I look ill or tired, like I used to do pre-surgery. I don’t have recent pictures, as if this summer’s intense burst of narcisism had finally subsided.

5. The braces are still firmly attached and no estimation has been made as to when the blasted things will finally come off. I’m honestly growing weary of them and desire nothing more than a good thorough cleaning and polishing, and to be able to floss like a normal, straight-toothed, brace-free person… ah, the day will come.

6. still the best thing I’ve ever done, you know..

be well, thank you for stopping by!



  1. I love #5. Yes, it’s really true that you look much more refreshed and generally less ill and tired because your face isn’t straining anymore and your bones are finally in ‘harmony,’ as the surgeons say.

    Sad about the braces… don’t you wish they could come off during the surgery? Wake up, and all there is left to do is get over some puffiness… that was my dream, but then I realized my life will still be blighted by braces (and no Indian food 😦 )

    What sorts of foods are you on now? Can you chew, say, crusty bread?

    Keep on posting – especially with pictures!

    Comment by susanfsu — November 9, 2008 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

  2. WHAT?!? No more narcisism? Ahhhhhh…pretty, pretty please? haha, sorry about that, but way to withold the final verdict 🙂

    Comment by Katherine — November 9, 2008 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

  3. Awesome hun… Sounds like you’re really content! Can’t wait to see the finished result, and will keep my fingers crossed the braces will be off soon!! xx

    Comment by V — November 15, 2008 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  4. Hi congratulations on the excellent results, you look really attractive.

    Here’s a question though, did you notice a widing of the nose, couldn’t really tell from the pics… I’m having my upper moved forward 5mm and really worried about my mose wideing and perhaps turning up like a pig.. I’ve read girls with naturally narrower noses and more likely to experience this, I’m a guy with a big guy nose so don’t want it getting any wider.

    Comment by James — December 11, 2008 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

    • hey,
      I haven’t noticed my nose getting any wors thatn it already was. It’s not exactly the daintiest to start with, What I have notced though is it was really perky for about 3 months post-op (which I liked!) then came back to almost the way it was pre-op.
      Don’t know if that helps!

      Comment by chinderella — December 12, 2008 @ 11:09 am | Reply

  5. Hi. I was trawling through the internet researching orthognathic surgery, when I came across this blog. I must say it drew my head out of the clouds and back to what lies ahead of me when I go in for my own Fort I bimaxillary osteotomy in a week’s time (yeah, late reality check, I know!). But seeing the fantastic results of your surgery has encouraged me to stay the course of treatment and start my own blog, to help vent my frustrations and triumphs over the course of the recovery period and hopefully to help prep fellow pospective victims of ortho-torture. I just want to say congrats on your recovery and thank you for a helpful and consistently ticklish read!

    Comment by realityalwaysbites — December 27, 2008 @ 11:51 pm | Reply

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