Monday, September 30, 2013

No More Metal, No More Wax, No More Wires!!!!

No More Rubberbands,No Wax!! Hello Pink Sparkle Retainers!!!!
Check Out my Smile!!!

I’m so behind on my blogging. Truth is once you get back to your normal life after surgery you don’t have much time L I miss reading up on everybody’s blog.

Life has been good I am so wonderfully happy about my Jaw surgery. I remember writing in a older post of mine saying “I will be so glad when I get to the end of that tunnel, I feel like I will never get there”. Well I see I made it!!! I did itJ. Still I say I will never do it again not in a million years!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new SMILE!!!! I find myself smiling when I’m mad at times lol. My braces were taken off on 9/16/13 J I have permanent retainers at the bottom of my teeth and also a small one at the top of my teeth too. I went back on 9/23/13 to get my pink retainers that I only wear at night. I went to my regular Dentist and got my teeth cleaned they loved my new smile and look. I will go back in December to get them cleaned again and whitened. My orthodontist will check my retainers again in 2mths. October I will go back to my Jaw surgery doctor for another follow up appointment.

As far as my jaws go I hate to yarn because there is some clicking in my jaws when I do. I still do not have full feeling in my bottom lip or my chin. So when I smile to take pictures I sometimes have to fix my bottom lip because it looks crooked lol. O btw I am now 7mths post-op I had my jaw surgery 2/14/13 I will never forget that day sweet ol’ Valentine’s day J


Even though I will not be posting much you may still leave me any comments and questions I will be sure to get back with you!!




Saturday, August 10, 2013

Its Been A Long While!!!! But It'S COMING TO AN END!! YAYYYYYYY

Wow I know it has been sometime since I last wrote. I am here to tell ya after surgery is over and you get back to your normal life you simply just don't have time to post lol. I have been doing great!!! So much has taken place in my life since jaw surgery where do I start?........
Today 8/10/13 I went to my ortho Dr and he gave me great news that my braces will finally be off next month!!!! 9/13/13 is the big day. I have been in braces since wow July 2010!!!!! I am so happy and I cant wait. I noticed like 2 mths ago that my braces bother me a lot more now since I had jaw surgery hmmmm. I wonder why?? I want to my oral surgeon last month everything is still looking great on that end too. I will meet with him again in October. I have not been back to my reg dentist guess I will go back next month after my braces off!!! I need my teeth clean bad!!
I am almost 6mths post-op and I do not have 100% feeling back in my chin nor in my bottom lip that is very irritating I am still praying that I regain full feeling back. I do feel like cold and hot stuff its kind of weird to explain but its not the same yet. Like when I talk to people it always feels as if spit is running down my lips lmbo but its not.
I will say it seems as if only yesterday I was waiting to have the surgery done and that took for ever. Now I am months away from it. Will I do this again if I had to??? NOPE!!!! The pain was very very low but the worst part to me was the fact that I could not blow my nose for a very long time and it was so hard for me to breathe at night and my warm mist humidifier was not helping me at all!!I will say that I have gained extra extra confidence in myself since this surgery. I love to smile all the time now!! sometimes I just cant help myself I will go to a mirror and just say CHEESE ITS ME!!! I love the new me. Since I lost weight from my surgery it has also given me the boost to keep on with my work out so that I can loose more weight too. I have been working out hard to and I don't plan on stopping know time soon.
I have been back at church planning events last month we had a vow renewal celebration that was super amazing. The next thing up for me is to help with our 4th Women's Conference at church yay that is in September20-21. I won free tickets to go see Fantasia in concert on 8/25/13 I am so looking forward to that too!!! Well in the mean time and in between time its been nice having this blog to write down my jaw surgery journey and reading everybody else's blog too. The next update may just be when I get my braces removed. If you have any questions just post it below and I will get back with ya!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Random pics!!!


2Mths Post -op/4Yr anniversary/7th Follow up WOW!!!

WELL WELL WELL...... What can I say it has been awhile since I have posted on here bloggers. I am so sorry. I'm here to tell you once you go back to work or school all the stuff you had time for while you where at home in healing mode you simply don't have time for once you get back into the groove of things.
I have been great I went back to work the last week in March. Not sure if I said this in my last blog or not but everyone said I looked great and different!! I am still getting use to the new me myself. I still do not have feeling in my chin,gums or the roof of my mouth. I can only open my mouth so far. I think I can stick 3 fingers in my mouth lol. I am still taking it easy when it comes to eating.
Today I went to my 7th follow up with my oral surgeon he said I am looking great and my smile is beautiful and that I still have a ways to go with my healing. At least 8-9mths from the day of my surgery before I will be at 100%. He also told me to keep a look on the front of my teeth he does not want that area to open if it does get back to him ASAP. I go back to my orthodontist May 13th yay!! At that time I will be 3mths post op my where does the time go?? At that appointment I'm sure he will do way more work in my mouth since I have been so sore every time he saw me I wouldn't let him touch much lol. 
At one point when I would talk it felt as I had cotton stuck in my mouth well not anymore. I feel much better when I talk now. I still have my days of when I talk too much my jaw hurts. I still get random headaches here and there too. My ears hurt at times also. Some days I feel like I am 100% healed then other days not so much lol.
Last Friday I did my churches 2nd Father-Daughter Dance we had a amazing time. I posted one pic-collage from that night so you could see what I wore. I had such a great time. My friends daughter dressed like me as you can see. It was a great night of fun. Today is May 1st  my 4year wedding anniversary I had a great day with my husband he is a great man I couldn't ask for better!! I thank GOD for allowing us both to live and see another year being married together. Since I had the 20lb weight loss from surgery I'm trying very hard to keep that up!! It is hard but I can do it I have to do it for my health lol. My husband is my biggest support system I have he tries hard to keep me on track and telling me"Kristie you don't won't to gain that weight back do ya?" LOL I sure don't!!
Some days I find myself looking at ME in the mirror and I just smile and smile and smile boy do I have a beautiful smile!!!!!! lol
Well until next time folks blog me up,write me,email me lol. I will try hard to post again soon or at least on my 3mth post op. I need to learn how to do a video blog!!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Follow Up Appointment 6!!

Hello blogger!!! Tomorrow I will be 7wks post op. Where has the time gone?? I must say healing gets better with time. I had my days when I thought I would not make it,thinking negative and crying and caring on like I did not have good sense lol. I have came along way!! I am now loving my look everyday I did not know that my face would change so much. I really love my nose I just think its so cute!!
I saw my oral surgeon today he said that everything looks so great to him and that my jaws are healed and that I could eat whatever I want to eat. I told him that I am nervous to eat and chew. He told me I shouldn't be because I am most definitely healed and that I should be enjoying my new teeth.I wanted to tell him easier said than done buddy. I also told him that my tooth in the back feels loose and hurts. He said that my tooth is sitting up higher than the other teeth in my mouth. Once my orthodontic Dr gets back to work on my braces he will fix this issue for me. I will see my orthodontic next Saturday I am very excited to meet back with him lol.My oral surgeon also said he is ready for my orthodontic to put me back in rubber bands uggggh did not want to hear that. I must say though the rubber bands that you wear for your braces are a lot better than those surgical rubber bands you wear after surgery!
From time to time I still have headaches.My jaw hurts after I talk to much and my face tightens up and hurts after I eat also.I still have pain in my face on each side where he broke the bones. I still can not feel my chin,bottom lip,gums/roof of mouth. I pray that this comes back very soon!!I still feel like I have swelling in my face although my Dr said I don't but I don't think he is right about that one.When my family looks at me they even say it looks like I have swelling still in my face. Like they say Dr's don't know everything!!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

!!Week6!! Get Back In The Swing Of Things!!

Day 40 3/24/13
I had energy today I was very HAPPY.I must say I wish I felt as great as I look in my pics. lol
Well I am now 6weeks in post-op!!! I started back to work finally 3/28/13. So how did my first day go??? It went very well. Most of my co-workers that saw me where in shock of my new look. Some said I looked different and that they would have to get used to the new look,some said I look like a entire new woman. All in all I had  great comments and great support from my co-workers which really made my day go very well and fast!! I still do not talk and sound to great to be put back on the phones at this time. I wish I didn't have to go back to work until I could talk better and more swelling was out of my face,but sometimes in life you have to do what you have to do.Going back to work this week felt so odd to me it felt as if I was just starting a new job again lol. I will tell ya it truly made my day to have my co-workers say very nice things about the new me, because while I was away I worried about how people would take in my new look. Which I do know at the end of it all it does not matter what anybody thinks about you but GOD,ME,and MY HUBBY. Having a great support of friends,family and co-workers will make the recovery a lot easier.
At this time there is still know feeling in my chin,bottom lip,gums or roof of my mouth. I am still waiting for my nerves to wake up and say "HELLO". This is my week that my Dr said I could start chewing. Well I was all excited about this for many weeks but now that the day is here I'm to freaking scared to chew or bite anything. My hubby took me to AppleBees tonight well that did not go so well. For one when you cant feel your bottom lip and your teeth are still sensitive it really sucks!!!You feel like the entire restaurant is looking at you eat. I had my little small mirror on the side of me to keep watch just in case something hit my dead chin lol. I did not eat my entire meal it was too hard and I was just paranoid. My husband kept telling me to take my time and be careful. If I had really took my time to eat we would still be there now. So I ask for a go box to finish my food in the privacy of my home. I ordered a "HOT FUDGE SHOOTER" that was fudge and ice cream now I ate all of that it was easy.I'm still not really ready to go out to restaurants yet but hubby really wanted to get me out so what the heck huh??
April 2,2013 I will meet again with my oral surgeon follow up 6 I think. Somehow this week I manage to keep track of my stitches in my mouth then Friday morning I woke up they where gone so I wonder did I swallow them in my sleep???Well whatever I am just glad that they are out and the a Dr. wont have to take them out. I still hope the rest of the swelling in my face is halfway gone before summer time. When I look at my pics I feel like I look like a million bucks but I must say I sure don't feel that way as far as my energy and pain in the face goes. I get very tired if I do too much in one day,I still cant talk to much or my face hurts,I still get pain on the side of my face too. I really did not realize how serious/major this surgery was. Well I know now.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Week 5!! And It Just Keeps Getting BETTER !!!

Hello to all!! I am now on week 5!! It as been a journey for me and this ride is far from over.So I have a few updates to give you all for this week.
Monday I saw my orthodontics again they change my wires. I would not let them do too much because I still am sore. I will go back in 4weeks by that time I should be better off to let them put my power chains back on and close the small gap at the bottom of my teeth and I will go back to wearing rubber bands again ughhhh!!! They took my surgical wires off so I am no longer wearing the awful rubber bands that my oral surgeon had me in. My orthodontics loves my new teeth lol.
Tuesday I went to my oral surgeon follow up #5. Again he was so in love with the way things where looking and all he could say was this looks great and how happy he was with the outcome. Still NO chewing until next Wednesday. My stitches are very loose but he said that they are not ready to fall out just yet. I am still on track and that my tissue in my gums/around my stitches look great. He released me back to work next Monday even though I am not ready because of my breathing was still awful and still can not get any sleep. But he said that the more I get out and back to normal it will get better. I meet again with him on April 1st.
Wednesday I had enough so I meet with my reg DR. who gave me a steroid shot,antibiotic's,sudafed,sleeping pills.And told me to return to work on next Wednesdays. Now since he gave me that steroid shot I must say I am feeling little better now. I would prefer to go back to work Wednesday anyway, I think I have gotten spoil with being away from work for so long. I have been gone since 2/13/13 about a month and 7days I guess. Where has my time gone!!! I am just now starting to enjoy this lol.
Thursday which is today I got my hair did. I must say it has me feeling like a million bucks. People have been saying that I do not look that swollen at all. Trust me when I talk I feel puffy inside of my cheeks!! My friends say I look great and different,I have been told I look more like my mom, I have been told my face looks thinner!! I have been told I look so pretty. I must say my support of family and friends has made me feel really good. The biggest support of all is my Husband he has been great to me!! I think that I am looking much better even though I still have months of healing. I feel like something deep inside of me has change too not sure what it is but I know its something good. I have so much more I want to do now with my life!!
I have a father daughter dance that I have to get back to planning for my church. I am so looking forward to that.
O and my face is really starting to clear up folks really!! I am happy about that too. My aunt made me old time remedy of Ginger roots and lemon to drink this helps with arthritis's and inflammation and to also speed up recovery this too could also be wow my swelling in my face is going down faster.