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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Its Been 1 Month TODAY!!!! WOW O WOW

WOW O WOW I cant believe time as flown by so fast. My surgery was 2/13/13. I remember when I was waiting for it to get here now its here and gone bye bye. I must say I am very happy with the way my teeth now look and I wish I would of did the surgery 2yrs ago.

So yesterday I went to my dermatologist to see about my face.Showed her where all the little bumps came around the bottom of my mouth and chin, also how the bottom of my face is very itchy too. Of course she said the surgery did mess with my face. I can not remember all the fancy words she used lol. She did give me a steroid cream to use in the morning only and this other cream at night. She also told me use nothing else on my face but this for 6weeks then we will meet again to see how its looking. The DerMend cream CVS pharmacy had to order it and the cost was $32.00 I also see that it has some arnica oil in it too,so I hope that will help with the swelling in my face. The steroid cream I have is also suppose to help with swelling too. So I just started on both creams today so we will see how this goes.

I also took picture of the vitamins I am still taking everyday. They are liquids except the B-12 it is one that dissolves in your mouth cherry flavor very tasty too. I am 1 month after surgery and I do not have feeling in my bottom lip,chin,roof of my mouth nor gums around my teeth, Everyday I feel tingling in my bottom lip and a burning feeling . Chin itches at times and tingles too. So I'm praying that very soon this will all come back.

My breathing is still awful I wake up kind of crazy with a headache and a little pain in my face. I'm not getting much sleep at night because my nose is so stuffy. It's like know matter how much I blow my nose or use nasal spray nothing helps. Somebody told me it may be from the swelling and that's why I'm still stuffy. All in all I just pray that this is not something that I am stuck with. Because reading every one else's blogs that just had surgery they are doing fine with breathing.

I must say Thanks to GOD for helping me through my entire journey.I know that I complain Lord and it could have been worst but you kept me safe and you watched over me!!

 Thanks to my grandma and aunt who help me in the beginning of my recovery and a SUPER DUPER SHOUT OUT TO MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND he is the greatest waiting on me hand and foot taking care of all my needs!! I truly am blessed to have the worlds greatest husband ever!!

Thanks to all my friends and co-workers who text me daily checking on me and also ready for me to get back to work lol. Miss you folks also. C-YA SOON
Well on that note GOODNIGHT FOLKS!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

!!!Day 27 week 4!!!

Hello again nothing new to report. I return for my 5th follow up with my oral surgeon next Tuesday and next Monday I will meet again with my orthodontist. At this time I am still very stuffy I do ok for part of the day and then it is down hill from there. I cant sleep good I wake up in the middle of the night because I can't breathe. I have now taken all my meds the doctor gave me. I do not know what else to do. 
I am still very swollen as you can see in my pictures. When I talk I feel like I have rocks stuck in my cheeks lol. I will be so glad when my face looks normal again. I am ready to see the final results lol. One of my stitches fell out last week I am still waiting for the other stitches to come out. They all are very loose in my mouth and they itch my gums too if that makes any since lol.
My mouth still will not close I know that is because of the swelling my Dr said. I still do not feel my bottom lip or my chin. There is tingling and burning sensation in my lips everyday. I am still only taking liquid vitamin D3-calcium and B complex in hopes to speed up the nerve recovery.
I have an appointment set tomorrow with my dermatologist to see what has happen to my skin on my face. When my face first spread wide from surgery my skin has not been right ever since. There are little fine bumps around my chin and it is itchy sometimes my face feels tight and dry. So I hope that she can help me out with something,because my face was fine before surgery.
Other than that nothing great has took place lol. I will keep you guys posted on my face/skin issue lol
Goodnight !!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

All Smiles Today Week 3 Day21!!!

OK so today was my 4th follow up with my oral surgeon and I will go back in 2wks from now. He said that everything is looking GREAT!!! I can blow my nose YAYYYYYYYYY. I can really breathe again. He does not want me to chew until my 6 week mark so I have 3wks left to go. Right now I'm so happy about being able to blow my nose I don't even care about chewing lol. I went to Wal-Mart and bought more Kleenex because I am going to have a blowing nose party!!!
I asked him did I still have swelling in my face he said that I do and that it could take months to go away. That sucks but its ok I guess, I really dont have much of an choice. I am now back to taking my vitamins I found some ok liquid vitamins to take so I kinda hope that will speed up my process on getting my nerves back in order. I miss feeling my bottom lip and chin and gums inside my mouth.
He wants me to do jaw exercises the more I do the more my mouth will open so starting today I'm on it!! I am a very happy camper right now. I still am wearing my rubber bands 2hrs in the morning and 2hrs in the evening and all night when I sleep.It feels so weird with having all my teeth touch like they should. I also asked him about my stitches coming out he said they will fall out when they are ready. I do see that they are very loose in my mouth when I brush my teeth and swish with mouthwash they get in the way I cant wait until they do fall out.
I will return back to work on March 25. Until then I am going to enjoy the rest of my time off and continue to ice my jaws and walk. I am very happy now that I can breathe better. He also told me I know longer have to sleep in the up position I can go back to sleeping how I want because I am not going to hurt anything inside of my face lol. YAYYYY HAPPY DAY FOR ME

Sunday, March 3, 2013


OK so early Sunday morning about1:00am I began to get stuffy again and frustrated AGAIN!!! I started to cry my eyes out!! Guess by now I am very frustrated with my diet and cant eat this and cant eat that,dealing with the fact that my mouth will not close like I want it to. Tired of being stuffy and sore on my lower jaw where the doctor took my bones out on each side. I'm just sick of it all!! Then I'm tired of the weather being too cold, thinking that I should have waited and had my surgery did this summer instead. I told my husband all of my issues of course he listen to me and said "I knew this would happen I tried to tell ya and you knew what you were getting yourself into,and you know that you would not heal overnight. I know you cant take pain but you are going to have to suck it up and keep moving on its going to get better".Well of course I did not want to hear nothing he had to say lol. Everybody that knows me knows that I am a big baby cant take pain and I am very impatient. I really don't see how I am going to manage having any kids. I am sure that having kids is just as worst as jaw surgery!Or is it? So I got back in the bed read others blogs to see if there is a light at the end of my tunnel. I know that it is but when will I get there? I want to feel my bottom lips again and chin!! Right now I feel as though I should have not did the surgery at all. I will be glad when I can get to the point in my blogs and I say HEY EVERYBODY I AM GLAD THAT I DID THIS. I'm sure I will feel different next week and my emotions are going to go back and forth like a see saw. Thanks for reading about my emotions lol.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

As time moves on ...DAY 18

Hello once again folks!!! It is day 18 time is moving but not fast enough for me. Well quick update on my healing process...I still can not feel my chin nor bottom lip,I am still very stuffy,I am starting to get fed up with the mushy food stuff lol. I still get tired quick when I am getting dressed to go anywhere. Last night I had energy to polish my nails kinda cute huh? Today I had know choice but to leave the house, my hubby took me to Wal-Mart for my eye exam. When I am on the computer or reading, things don't look so clear so I have to squint my eyes so finally the other night I got fed up and set an appointment for today. So I should get my glasses next week. We made a couple stops before going to my appointment and boy I tell ya as I sit in the car I promise ya it looks like everybody is staring at me!!!! For one I still cant close my mouth. When we went into Wal-Mart I was sure to make sure I kept my scarf around my mouth the entire time lmbo as I did not want the entire store giving me odd looks like "Hey why does that girl look like she is ready for war?" Other than that I have been good. The weather down here in the south is very much cold so I like to stay in the house until follow ups. Next week I have 2 appt Monday ortho and Tuesday oral surgeon not really looking forward to getting back in the cold but hey what am I to do? I really will be glad when my mouth will close and I can blow my nose lmbo. I sure cant wait until it warms up. Well I will be back to give another update on next Wednesday to let you know how both appointments went. Did I tell ya I think I did find me something new to add to my eating's "Tuna Fish" sounds good. I'm not really down for blending my foods yuck but if I get desperate enough I might.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Follow-up Appointment 3!!! Splint out!!! DAY-14

Today was my 3rd follow up. I did get my splint out YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Boy did I have bad breath. I was so glad to get home and fully brush my teeth. Yet I still brush with a baby toothbrush because my mouth does not open much. My oral surgeon told me that everything looks GREAT but I still have a ways to go in the healing process. Still eat only mushy foods,No chewing,yes I can exercise but walking only he said. Next Monday I meet with my orthodontics and Tuesday I will have another follow up with my Oral surgeon.O yea NO blowing of the nose still. Since my splint has been out today I have experienced some pain in my jaws and a minor headache not liking this at all. I still do not like to talk much,because I sound funny and my jaws begin to hurt. Tomorrow I will try to do my walk at home exercise DVD. At this point my mouth still wont close,I cant feel my bottom lip or chin yet. So other than going to Dr appointments and home that's all I want to do for now. However I am very excited to have that stinky and O SO SMELLY SPLINT OUT OF MY MOUTH!! One last thing... I have to now wear my rubberbands 2hrs in the morning,2hrs in the evening and when I go to bed. I sure thought I was done with the rubberbands guess not!! I'm still icing my jaws because as you can see I still am a little puffy.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Feeling Good Today!!!Yay

Well I just wanted to take a pic today. I'm feeling HAPPY today!!! Yesterday I wanted to be normal and I still do but I am more HAPPY today than yesterday lol!!!HOW AM I LOOKING FOLKS???Tuesday is almost here PRAY THAT MY DR. takes off my splint. But other than that it is Sunday and I am Happy!!THANKING GOD for another day!!As you can see in my picture I still cant close my mouth and one pic I show that's how far I can open still not much lol but I ain't gone force it at all!!! I sure cant wait until I can get my wolf looking eyebrows arched and hair did too lol. All in due time I will be free from this house before you know it. I cant believe it is going on 2weeks time goes by fast. It was just yesterday when I was saying it is taking forever for my surgery to get here now its came gone and moved on to the next person how funny huh? Well there is a bright side to this entire JAW SURGERY and I am surely seeing it now!! 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I'M Ready To Be Normal AGAIN!!!!!!




Hello Blog buddies!!!So it has been 10days since surgery right!!!! I am so ready to be normal again I want my face to go bk down I want this splint out of my mouth!!!! I want to blow my nose like a normal person. I would like to eat some real food!!!! Again the only thing I have been eating is still BEEF AND CHICKEN BROTH,GRITS,MASHED POTATOES,APPLE SAUCE,WATER,OJ,GRAPE JUICE. I have lost weight went from 245lbs down to 229lbs. But I want some real food. I cant wait until Tuesday when I go for follow up 3 I pray that he will take the splint out of my mouth because every time I eat grits or something it gets stuck!! I still cant open my mouth very wide and trust me I am not going to force it.
I am sure enjoying this time away from work but at the same time I would like to enjoy going out the house other than to Dr appt and back home feel like I'm on house arrest or something. I must say I have the best family in the world and my HUSBAND has been taking great care of me since I have been back home but now he has been back to work and I miss him so much too!!! I am all alone until he gets home. Well down here in Alabama its been cold I will be glad when it heats up.I am sure glad that I did my surgery before the summer hits because that's when all the fun stuff starts lol. Now if I can just keep my weight going down I will be a hot lil something for my HUBBY well he loves me NO MATTER WHAT!!
So far the only thing I will still say till this date that I don't like about JAW SURGERY is having this splint in my mouth,also because I needed to spit and my spit has been extra thick yuck sorry folks and this thing gets in the way of it. #2 Blowing the nose if only I could blow my nose I could breathe much more better I just know I would. O and I'm tired of feeling like i stuff my cheeks with rocks. I will say GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME because I'm sure it could be a lot worst huh?? 
I will tell all of you I am doing much better than last week the week of my surgery. It does get better with time!! Guess I will take the rest of my Saturday and watch TV and walk around the house some more anything that will help get this swelling down o and I am loving my face caddy!!
One last thing I still cant feel my new chin and I can not feel my bottom lip. Some days I feel lots of tingling and I get this itchy feeling that of course I can not get to.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2/20/13 How Am I Feeling Now???

It has now been a week today since my surgery.I must say that the hard part is now over and I'm on my road to recovery.I can tell now that I do not look like the old Kristie,but what Will the new Kristie look like? I went to the oral surgeon 2/19/13 for my 2nd follow up it was really quick appt. He said that everything is looking great no infections at all and that now I can wear my rubber bands at night only. So far the hardest thing about this jaw surgery is that I cant blow my nose.If I could only!! blow my nose I would be on cloud 9. It would be so much better but my Dr told me yesterday that he will let me know when its time for that,in the mean time just keep taking my meds and decongestant liquids to help thin it out smh ughhhhhhh I want to scream.As far as pain there is NO pain hard to believe that when you look at my DAY1 pics huh???It's more of aching feeling. I had grits yesterday for dinner if only I could taste them that would have been nice.Then some of it got stuck in my splint boy I cant wait till he takes this stupid thing out of my mouth!!!!!! I'm kinda missing real food. I have not blended anything at this point everything has been in a can or mashed potatoes. I cant suck out of a straw yet. My mouth will only open as wide as my knuckle. O and yea my face and arms have been feeling like ice for know reason at all kind of creepy. So I google it and it said that the anesthesia could still be working its way out nothing to worry about,because I was so scared when I say that I was freezing some nights I really was but when you touch me I felt warm. Well any who guess I will go lay back down and fix grits later lol.Bye for now bloggers

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Going home2/14/13 and the next day 2/15/13!!!

Pic on the top shows when i was set free!!! Also it shows what i use to eat with also. Bottom pic is day 2 day 3 pics not much of a change if you ask me! After i was released from hospital on Thursday I had to go right to my oral surgeon office. He took off my rubberbands i was so happy then he showed me how to put em back on in a box shape ughhhh.Again he told me not to blow my nose, dont spit but swallow it yuck.cant remember what he said about my splint. I do remember telling him i cant breathe again but he told me my oxygen level is fine and im doing good.I will meet again with him on Next tue hope I get some good news!!!! Since surgery breathing has been awful for me , I am only sleeping for like 2hrs at a time then I wake up walk around the house and take hot shower.My warm mist humidifier has not been much help. O and taking medicines and drinking juice it takes me like hours to do. I so want my face bk to normal and my lips down. I really want some real food!!!!!! Im tired of broth yuck. I may try to eat some grits if my grandma fix for me. As far as the pain goes Im not having any so i have not taking any pain meds other than childrens advil for fever. I taken my bubblegum tasting antibiotic 4xs a day yum!!!So far the only thing I dont like about this surgery is my breathing that is awful. I told my grandma it feels like im going to stop and pass out she told me to just calm down lol. I keep walking around the house like dr said to do also. Im not going to lie and say I would do this over again because i wouldnt never!!!!!!!! The pain is more of an aching feeling thats all. Pictures make it all look bad really but its not,

Day of Surgery and After I woke up 2/13/

After I woke up!!!!
Ok Im late on my blogging but these last days have been really hard for me  .I must say I do not want to have any other surgery this one here takes the cake. So the day of surgery was ok.Me and my grandma got there early @3:40 doors dont open until 4am so we finally Get In get me registered and from there we play the waiting game .It went really fast.Before i knewn it I was in the back and fast asleep. I dont remember much really.My dr came and ask me was I ready I told him yep. So now im awake and I see my husband  face I love him soo much.I did not wake up to any pain I know the pics look bad, but really no pain more of a aching feeling. I sat in Special icu forever because they did not have rooms ready took them to 6pm before they got me boy my hubby did not like that nor did my dr he was very upset that they did not get me upstairs sooner.So finally i'm upstairs and I can hardly breathe!!!!!! Cant really talk. My dr ask me how was I told him good.He stress to me how important it is for me to get plenty of fluids in me and start walking around the hospital or he would not send me home.Do you know how freaking hard it is to drink when you are swollen and can hardley open your mouth!!!!! Afraid that I was going to choke!! Then everytime I had to pee I had to hit button then they ask you what do you need, im like hellooooooo lady I cant talk just get over here. That night I slept 2hrs at a time ughhhhh felt like i was in prison. I did not want my head wrap on I did not want oxygen in my nose.I just wanted to b lft alone!!!!!!! Because everytime i had to pee I had to wait for nurse to get me then she had to unhook everything on me!!!! It is so much better being out of the hospital Freedom!!!!!! I do have a splint in my mouth I do not like. I can not feel my bottom lip its kinda weird too. I have been trying to drink as much as I can but its very hard to do when everytime you feel like you are going to choke to death. I have been walking around the house too. Im not allowed to drive for 5to7 days!!! I would love some real food right about now!!!! Well time to take my meds bloggers.I will be back I have nothing but time hehehe

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cant sleep

Ok ok I should be sleep right now but I cant I'm too excited!!!!! As you can see taking pics pics of the old me tomorrow new me!!! Its about 10:44pm my time I have to be at hospital @4:30am. My grandma tells me she is going to wake me up at2:15am so I better take my butt to bed right???? Lol I consider this the last night of good sleep before having to sleep on thousands of pillows and stuff. Im so thirsty right now but as you can see im past my time limit no more food nor drink smh.I will survive im sure of it hehehehe. Again I say goodnight yea right....

My last jaw moments

As you see here or if you can see I now have on my "COBY TIES" .O and in the picture to the left is my lil F.R.O.G BUDDY which he is going to the hospital with me in the morning to bring me peace he stands for FULLY RELY ON GOD!!!SO when I get down or start to question myself I will take a look at my F.R.O.G BUDDY.I'm excited about surgery ready to see the new me.Will I even notice the new me?Will you?YIKES!!!Well this is long over due so lets get er done right?!!! I will keep you all updated on my feelings and pics and also the questions I ask my Dr last night with the answers that i will post later.As of right now my time is running out and I have to go. CYA LATA BLOGGERS


Well the time has come to end this eating journey tomorrow morning I will cross over into a new world of "jaws". My eating stops at 10:00pm that includes drinking too. So today I had banana pudding boy was it good my friend fix it for me OMG!!!!!and Chick fil A for my dinner yum yum. I'm ready now to get this jaw surgery over with so that I can get back to my real world. I do not have much to say on this post. I have to load my car and head to my Grandmas and be at the hospital @4:30am my surgery takes place @6:20am. So until NEXT TIME JAW BLOGGERS GOOD NIGHT. I think......... 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

1/31/2013 Clean up time!!!!

Well time is still ticking I see.Down to 12 days before surgery. Went ahead today and got my teeth clean boy did that feel good. Of course my teeth are in great condition no issues there.As of right now I'm not sure when I will be back to Dr. Sanders to get my teeth clean (sad face),but I will find out 2/11/13 when I have my final consult with my oral surgeon. My face caddy came today too YAYYYYY I ordered it last week because I'm sure the one they give you at the hospital is not going to last long at all. I have a sinus infection that I caught on Tuesday uggggghhhh.I'm praying really hard that it is gone this week. I do not want to have to reset another date for my surgery that would suck really bad. So all keep me in your prayers that I heal quick. Well other than that I'm doing great still reading others blogs and jaw surgery stories while I await my time. In the mean time bye bye blogger.

Monday, January 28, 2013


1/28/13 Ok so today finally came and went. I meet with Dr. Koslyn my oral surgeon. So my appt was at 3:30pm I left work @ 3:15 little did I know that was not enough time. I was speeding down HWY/459 to my exit and I got there right @ 3:39 and do you think they got to me right away nope lol they saw me like 10min later but its all good right??I was out @ 4:30pm and back home took cook dinner in know time. So I got there they took my xrays and stuff, then I got in chair so that they could do my impressions and boy did that suck. They did like 3 of the top and bottom. They put this clay gummy stuff on a mouth piece and you have to bite down really hard and it was cold and it taste like old spoiled COLGATE TOOTHPASTE YUCK. So after they check with the Dr to make sure that it is good enough for him then they clean my mouth and they gave me some mouth wash and I rinse and I wait for my dr to come in and do his part. Dr. Koslyn comes in and he sticks this wax in my mouth and tells me to bite down on it really hard and leaves me there and then he comes bk what a yucky taste too. So next he takes my measurements with this funny thing that he tells me to stick in my ears the he places the other part on my nose and boy did they kind hurt(felt like he was about to break my nose) then he turns the screws on this thing that is connected to my ears,nose and so on lol. I really started to get nervous.Then finally ahhhhhhhhhhhh he takes it off and I say BOY IT ALMOST FELT LIKE I WAS IN THE MOVIE SAW1,2,AND 3 and he laughs his butt of so did I. Then he takes my pictures and stuff up against a wall side shots and front shot lol. So I also asked him"Hey Dr. Koslyn do I have a under bite or overbite?He says that you have a under bite and the reason why it doesn't look so bad is because my braces are holding it together lol. So we are now done and I also ask WILL I HAVE TO WEAR A SPLINT AND HE SAID YES I'M LIKE O NO I HAVE HEARD THE STORIES ABOUT THEM THINGS,MAY I WILL HAVE TO WEAR IT 3-6WEEKS WE WILL HAVE TO SEE HE SAYS. Other than that my FINAL CONSULT WITH HIM IS ON 2/11/13 AND HE TOLD ME AT THAT TIME TO BRING ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ASK ANY QUESTIONS I WANT TO ASK AND TO ALSO HAVE A SECOND PAIR OF EARS TOO. So of course I have my big black book of questions to ask next month. At this point I'm still happy and ready for 2/13/13 to come on. Tomorrow 1/29/13 I go to my reg dentist to get my teeth cleaned. Then after that I'm on chill mode until Next month then we pick up the speed. Night bloggers......

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Im almost done getting ready yayyyyyy

Hello Bloggers... Today I went ahead and bought all my foods and protein Drinks that I think I will need.Next week the Jaw party really starts lol.Monday 1/28/13 I will meet with my Oral Surgeon he will do my models.1/29/13 I meet with my reg. dentist and get my teeth cleaned yayyy.At this point I'm kind of excited and a inch of being nervous. I am still reading other peoples blogs and stories about thier jaw surgery experience and looking at others photos is very uplifting to me.Well until next time bloggers........

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I thought that this was my last Ortho Appt!!! 2/18/13

Well I thought yesterday was going to be the last day that I saw my ortho Dr until after surgery but I was wrong. I will meet again with him for one last time so that he can put my hooks on my teeth for my surgery this will be done on 2/1/13. I am now 24 days away from surgery and I cant not wait for it  to get here. I'm looking forward to being off from work too lol. I'm still taking my vitamins (yayy me). I think the next thing that I will do is write down my list of concerns and questions for my oral surgeon and ask them when I go in on 1/28/13 to do my models. Then I meet back with my oral surgeon again for my final consult on 2/11/13. So in the mean time I'm just working and counting down the days!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Before pics !!!! Not so cute(Front and Side shots)

So I had my hubby take some pics of me. My face looks so puffy as if the swelling is going down and I havent even had surgery yet. I really need to loose weight. Other than that I notice when I smile it looks off like my lips look crooked or is it me?? My hubby said I look fine. I now have 30 days lft until my surgery Im still very much happy and excited . So far. I have my hospital bags packed I bought my Warm mist humidifier over the weekend. Im getting ready,last but not least nxt month I will start buying my soups and protein drinks. Im still taking my vitamins!!!! Good night Bloggers

Monday, January 7, 2013

Vitamins GOT TO GET IT IN!!!!

So I got to thinking to myself today .I better start taking something to strengthen my bones, teeth, and nerves. In hopes that this will make my recovery quicker and better right? Lets hope so. The more I read other's blogs and talk to people who have had this surgery I learn more. Im excited and Im so ready to meet with my oral surgeon on January 28th to do my models. I also need to discuss with him about this 10day return to work. I don't see that happening. So hopefully he will let me off for a month!!!! Lata bloggers

Friday, January 4, 2013

Ortho Visit Today 1/4/13 AND PICS

Today I went to My ORTHO appt he tighten my bottom wires and it hurt so bad it sucks. Dr. Thacker would like to see me again in 2 weeks to put on my surgical wires for my Jaw surgery I sure am not looking forward to that at I hope that does not hurt lol. I go bk to him on 1/18/13 for that then I meet with my oral surgeon on 1/28/13 for him to do a model of my mouth I am so looking forward to this lol. So I also found out today that my surgery will be on 2/13/13 instead of 2/14/13 thats fine with me. I have already packed my bags for the hospital and for my stay at my moms house seeing that I will stay with her for a couple of days until my husband is off from work then I will go back home. Well the next thing for me to do is to find some vitamins and start looking for soups and other food ideas to eat for awhile lol.

Below are just a couple of pics of me now SIMPLY KNOWN AS BRACE FACE BEFORE SURGERY LOL