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Friday, 10 October 2014

Day 128: I'm back! 4 month post op update

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the long hiatus. I've been really busy since school has started for me. Unknowingly, time flew by soooo quickly, I'm about 4 month post op now.

It's really kinda surreal to me, it felt as if I had never gone for the surgery at all. I can barely remember anything about it now. nah just kidding, I can.. hahahaha. So just a quick update about my recovery process..

Unfortunately, I am still numbed in my lower left chin, left lip and left tongue. The numbness has improved a lot since my last update, but the thing is, I don't think I'd be able to regain the feelings completely. It is probably still early (i hope) to talk about this, but it's just a gut feeling i have, comparing to the right side of the face which I regained 100% of the feeling in about one month post op...

Oh well, I wouldn't mind it if it happens... It's really a small price to pay.. or not hahaha. I can't feel whether food got "stuck" onto my lips/chin, I don't know when I'm drooling and I'm always biting into my tongue... the left side that is. The other day I was laughing my lungs out with my friends and I drooled... without knowing. How embarrassing that is. 

I'm still on Neuroxel, the nerve regeneration medication, but I always missed the medication timing because I'm so forgetful. 

Other than numbness, I am extremely sensitive on my lower left jaw. I know right, everything bad is happening on the left side of the face. Just to clarify, this sensitivity is not the usual tingling sensation you'll feel just one month post op. I don't know how to describe it... Normally, the tingling sensation happens on the flesh on top of the jaw.. this sensitivity I'm currently experiencing is ON the jaw itself... Especially when I run my finger over or just gently touch the area, something just feels extremely weird on the jaw bone. 

Another thing I've noticed is... my sinus is back??? I think. Not sure if it's because of the haze but it seems like it's back. Even though it wasn't as bad as pre-op but still....... T_T

Oh and one last thing, the gap between my back molars and my cheeks are sooooooo little now I can't fit any tooth brush in it. Hence, my back molar is almost always filled with plague. yuck. 

I don't have anything else to update. So far so good, I've been eating normally and everything has gone back to normal... for the right side of my face, that is. 

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By the way, I've received several emails from you people out there who have questions about jaw surgery or just want somebody to regarding this matter.. Y'know I'm always out there to support you people, do feel free to email me by the chat box on the left, I'll reply you ASAP and try to answer ALL the queries you have about jaw surgery.  :) Don't worry, I don't bite.

Stay beautiful,
C. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Day 53: First Buffet, yums.

My family head over to Buffet Town to celebrate my mom's birthday. While I am still regaining strength to chew on my food, I had almost no problems eating at all. 

I love the feeling of indulging in good foods. Yums.