Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I wanted to thank everyone for their comments and encouragement. Sometimes I question my sanity for going through all this at my age (I'll be 50 in April!). Not just for tearing up my gums for example, but for spending all this money. So its really nice to get your support.
As for the swelling, its already come way down. I still feel wiped out and beat up after the long surgery and my stomach is not too happy with the antibiotic and the anti-inflammatory (which I had to stop). Luckily I've had very little pain. Like with the jaw advancement & genio, my mouth is starting to wake up with twinges and zaps. Its interesting how numb I am again which does give me some indication of the feeling I had regained. My nerve is still intact and I am still hopeful of eventually getting all of my feeling back.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
So my surgery for 5 lower dental implants, nerve repositioning and a tooth extraction took about 5 hours which is longer than my BSSO took! The surgery was performed in the my surgeon's office and everyone was really great. I wasn't nearly as nervous. But I was surprised how awful I felt when I woke. I felt over-anesthetisized, my heart was beating too fast, I felt like I couldn't breath. Fortunately that didn't last too long and then Jeff was there to pick me up.
When I woke up this morning (after not much of a good night's sleep), I was really surprised to look in the mirror and see that I was about as swollen as I was a year ago. Hah, an old familiar face! And back on the old familiar soft chew diet. At least I don't have to contend with braces and rubberbands.