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Monday, 30 July 2012

Day 412- Biking in Thetford Forest :)

   Today i really have noticed that my face is coming down. The puffy area is taking its time to subside and can still be slightly painful inside my mouth. My stitches are still in place.....not one of them has fallen out yet. I'm still taking painkillers, but only paracetamol, tramadol just makes me tired.

   Whilst the weather is still okay, we decided to go cycling in Thetford forest along the trails.Its was brilliant, got covered in mud from going through muddy puddles haha! and it poured it down!

   My next appointment at the orthodontist is on the 16th August....i think.

Still got a lazy smile.

Still slightly puffy, but not much.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Day 411- Badminton :D

    I woke up today in a little bit of pain......maybe due to too much singing whilst i was out last night.....my bad!
   Today me and my mum fancied getting out of the house to play badminton. What a cracking game! Definitely getting in the spirit of the Olympics.

   Last night felt so good to go out. The pictures show that my face was still a tiny bit swollen...but that will not stop me haha! Today the swelling is much the same as yesterday. My lovely cousin saw me after i was walking out of the sports centre and laughed at my weird face! Thanks a bunch haha!

Smile getting there. Still feel puffy.

Chubby cheek.

Cheeky grin :)

Last nights photos. :D

Getting there :D WHOOP WHOOP!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Day 410- Going out......looking like a chipmunk. Well. On one side.

    Saturday :D Must of been a busy day at work as there desperate for me to come back.....probably could now, but I'm still taking tramadol which makes me so sleepy....don't think i should be dealing with money....and I'm quite enjoying time off in the sun :).

    I stayed at home today helping out in the garden, painting our new fence.....and getting a tan :)

My face is still slightly swollen, its not hugely visible, but to me it feels big. Smiling is still not natural, as you'll see from the photos, my smile is half asleep haha!

I'm off out down the town with the girls tonight to chill out.

Lazy grin :)

Chipmunk cheek!

Cheeky (lazy) smile.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Day 409- Chilled out day

   Today my face has come down a lot since yesterday! Almost back to normal woooooooooooo!!!! :D

  My friends mum came over to see me and she got me some chocolate buttons NOM!!!! Bless her, she knows how to cheer me up :)

  The pain eased off today and i went 8 hours without needing to take any painkillers, thinking i wouldn't need them as much, but now it is quite painful. :/ I was able to actually see the stitches today as my face has been so swollen and painful, i couldn't lift up my lip haha! Smiling is still odd, one side off my face is asleep!

  From not really eating as much as I'm used to, I've been feeling really tired but still determined to keep running and cycling.....obviously not overdoing it.

Looking a lot less swollen compared to yesterday.

Still got a small area of swelling, only visible from profile view. 

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Day 408- Fat face goes to the seaside :)

   So today when i woke up, i was still very swollen and in a bit of pain, but painkillers soon sorted that out. To get out of the house, i went to the beach with the parents. A perfect excuse to get chips and ice cream :) Haha!

   I had a fab day, shopping and going on a few rides.......probably shouldn't of.....my bad as i tasted a bit of blood....NICE! not lol. Partly because i cant not smile and laugh and i think it keep ripping where I've had stitches........whoopsy. My face has been coming down over the course of the day! YAAAAYYY!!

Still looking large! 

Fat eye! haha!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Day 407- Fat Face.....GROWING!!!

   A bit of a shock this morning when i looked in the mirror.....my face has swollen even more!!! It has caused my right eye to shrink and look really puffy as though I've been rubbing that eye LOL!!! Taking my retainer out is a mission, trying not to touch any of the stitches!!! Ahhhh!

   Today turned out to be a lovely hot day, and decided to take the dogs to Nene Park for a walk. It was so hot but the doggies loved it! I had a few odd looks from people.....but it just looks like I've been in a punch up! Smiling looks hilarious, as one side doesn't move, so I'm sorta half smiling!

Lol the right side of my face just bulges out!! ( Your left)

You can see the swelling and my eye puffing out! CHUBS! haha!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Day 406- Fat Face Returns......

    I had the most pants night sleep ever! I woke up at 3am because my jaw was so painful. I had to get up and take some painkillers and attempt at getting back to sleep.....which failed. I was so tired, but felt so wide awake! My face has definitely swelled up quite a lot overnight, as i can feel my right eye seems to be slightly smaller because of the puffyness. Looking very attractive right now.

   To take my mind off of it, my mum took me to the coast to enjoy the sunshine and have a bit of a bike ride along sea. I'm so glad i got out of the house because the weather has been so lovely....definitely makes a change.  A little bike ride turned out to be 18 miles.......whoopsy! But i felt fine, i kept up with taking painkillers and filled up on milkshakes and a few chips.....again!

   By time we got home, i was so tired and the site of plate removal seemed to be aching slightly. I have to admit that i think this time round is quite painful but still bearable, whereas the original surgery didn't really cause any pain at all. Would of thought it to be the other way round.

Picture Update

Taken early this morning. Doesn't look too bad.

Taken later on in the evening. You can see a big puffy cheek on my right (your left). Looks like a slight bruise trying to appear underneath my eye.

My Fat Face :) LOL! 

Hopefully tomorrow the swelling subsides rather than increases. 

Monday, 23 July 2012

Day 405- Post second surgery!

   Mum took me to my day surgery appointment for 11.30. It was such a sunny day, so glad i didn't miss all the sunshine.

   When i arrived, i had my height and weight done as well as go through details of allergies, medication, reaction to anaesthetic etc. The nurse was lovely bless her. The same surgeon i had for the original surgery then came to see me, to talk through the procedure and allow me to ask any questions. I was more concerned about when i could go running again LOL! Turns out i can go for a short jog as early as Wednesday! SO HAPPY!! He asked whether the pain in my jaw had become any worse or had any weird taste in my mouth. The frequency of it being painful was becoming more regular, but that is probably due to me working in the chillers at work.....my bad.

   The anaesthetist then popped to see me to ask how i was before when being put to sleep. I was a little bit sick before.....but I'm sure that was due to swallowing tea and blood. Not gonna lie, i LOVE my tea :). He asked me to take my blue asthma inhaler before today's procedure to open up my airways.

   After waiting just under an hour or so, the nurse gave me my lovely hospital gown haha! to get changed into. I could not for the life of me tie the strings up at the back. Bless the young nurse who helped me haha! She told me never to cut my hair short because she loved my long hair haha! I had to tape my belly bar just to be safe.

  Me and mum were in the waiting room until about 13.50 watching the news and cooking shows...... don't even know why because i was absolutely starving!!! What a muppet! Then i walked to the theatre. The was a bed waiting for me in the centre of the room, with about 6 or 7 staff! Blimey. My surgeon asked me to say what I'm having done, and if I'm okay. I was quite calm. I think after last years surgery, i trust my surgeon. The anaesthetist sorted out my canular in my left hand, whilst having an oxygen mask on my face.....and that's the last thing i remember.

   I woke up back on the ward i was originally in when i arrived with mum next to me.I felt something in my mouth. turned out to be cotton wool, soaked up the blood from the incision. My surgeon popped round to see me and took the cotton wool out of my mouth. He then showed me the plate and screws. It turns out there was definitely an infection there, and i remembered the plate being slightly out of shape. Might of been due to the way it was taken out, cant really remember..... the drugs made me feel like i was drunk haha! I don't need to see him for another year, unless there are any other problems. I cant thank him enough for what he has done.

   I had my canular removed and was able to get dressed......slowly. It was only 14.50! All done and awake within an hour! Awesome. I was given Tramadol to take home with me, but i didn't want to have any until i has at least eaten something...... don't fancy being sick. Before we left, i had a cup of tea.....through a straw because on side of my face is numb and beginning to swell slightly, and we were off home.
You can see the swelling is beginning to show (my right side) on the left side of the picture.

Trying to crack a smile, but half my face is asleep haha!

   We popped into Tesco, and i didn't feel too bad, just a bit hungry haha! So i got some Muller rices and milkshakes to have. Once i was home, my brother had come home with a chippy! I was well chuffed i managed so have a small plate of chips.......took me a while haha!

   Hopefully i sleep well!

Day 405 Second surgery today!!!!

So today is the day im having my upper right jaw plate and screws removed ahhhhhhh! Should be a walk in the park compared to the original surgery!

      Ill keep you updated :)