I have taken several pictures over the last three weeks. I still can't smile that well for some reason. Most of the swelling has subsided except for the upper lip, lower lip and around the nose. I have come along way with eating. Now I can eat pasta, scrambled eggs, rice and soup. I went to the Oral Surgeon yesterday I won't be able to chew until Feb 4th. Here are some picutures from the first week
Friday, December 21, 2007
I had surgery on December 18th at 2pm. It ended up being leFort 1 with chin reduction. Whow is it slow going. I think I ate a whole 6oz the first day, 24oz yesterday and hopefully 48oz today. I started with a 10cc syringe working my way up to a 30cc syringe yesterday. Today I have been able to sip out of a cup. Tried some blended chicken and mashed potatoes that is still a no go. More pictures to follow this one is 24 hours post op.
Monday, December 3, 2007
I have enclosed a picture of my bite before surgery. I just had my last adjustment on my braces today and will be seeing the oral surgeon tomorrow. He plans on taking some impressions and explaining the upcoming procedure to me.
Sorry I haven't posted anything the last 4 months but it has been an uphill battle with my insurance company. I was preauthorized for the insurance in Oct of 2006 but the preauthorization expired before my braces were ready for surgery. Getting it reapproved has been a 4 month nightmare.