Its hard to believe that it was two years ago that I was being rolled into the OR at Santa Monica UCLA for my BSSO. I was SO nervous! I remember when it was all over and I woke up in the recovery room (with my legs buzzing) thinking that hey, this isn't so bad at all. And it really wasn't. The hardest part was looking in the mirror and seeing a Macy's parade balloon face. The days after the surgery were also a bit rough. I was tired, in pain, and hungry. Finding blogs from fellow orthognathic patients is what got me through those first hours and days. . . .
So here I am two years later. My bottom lip and chin are still pretty numb but even now I continue to get more sensation back. And I have five dental implants in my lower jaw! I never thought I could go through all this. Its so awesome!