Thursday, June 7, 2012


Today marks FOUR WEEKS since my jaw surgery!! And, I'm feeling good. I haven't taken any medicine for over 24 hours.. it may not seem like much, but it's those small victories that keep me going. And the best part about being four weeks in, it means only TWO MORE WEEKS until I can chew soft food again!! I cannot wait until I can bite into a hamburger, or eat a chicken nugget.. I miss my unhealthy meaty food.

Tomorrow, I go back to the Doc's and hopefully these rubber bands come off for good. We'll see. For now I'll continue eating mac&cheese, mashed potatoes, rice, and soup. Along with ice cream, graham crackers, chocolate morsels, and protein shakes/smoothies. Oh, and I'll keep icing my face until all the swelling is gone, I sure hope it goes away soon.. it's getting annoying; and the numbness, agh. Is it too much to ask just to be able to feel my chin again, or parts of my lips/cheeks? The Doc's say that it could be months before all the numbness goes away... it's going to be a long couple of months. I just have to remember that in the end, after I'm 100% healed, it will all be worth it. No more braces, no more crooked mouth, an even bite, and a normal smile. Plus, I know God wouldn't give me a challenge that I couldn't handle.

OH, and we found out yesterday that the total cost of my surgery (hospital bills included), comes to a whopping $95,000... $95,000! If you add on the $5,000 for braces, my mouth comes to $100,000. WOW. Good thing we have insurance.

Also, I have titanium plates in my mouth and heard this song the other day...

Normally, I'm not fond of David Guetta because I feel like all he does is stand there and press a few buttons and he gets all this attention/fame. I don't know, anyways, this song is called "Titanium". What I'm worried about though is airport security. My family is going to Las Vegas this summer and I really hope my metal doesn't set off the metal detectors. If it does it's going to create a scene, I'll have to be checked and scanned, it will just be weird/awkward. But, my surgeon said I don't have to worry about it and that I won't set it off... ya, we'll see about that. I don't have a good feeling about it.

Happy Thursday!
life is good


  1. It is so interesting that all of the complaints that you have are things that I struggle with as well. My Doc told me to expect the numbness to go away in 3-6 months so we may have a bit of a road ahead of us! Glad to hear that you are doing well.. TWO weeks!!! :)

    1. I bet the no-chew diet is the hardest for most people, and I cant imagine anyone enjoying the numbness hahah but we'll get through this slowly but surely!


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