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.