Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 13 and Day 14

Day 13: Very boring day. My husband took the boys to school. I woke up around 10:30, took a shower and was bored the rest of the day. I did have to go to a teacher conference for one of my sons. That was fun trying to talk to the teacher with the splint in my mouth. I haven't eaten much at all today. I'm starving. My husband brought me some mashed potatoes/gravy from KFC, but they grossed me out, so I didn't eat. Not good. I want some real food. I want nachos. Mmmmm, that sounds so good. Ugh, this sucks. Okay, enough whining. :)

Day 14: I didn't post yesterday so I'm putting Day 13 and 14 together. I slept in until noon today. I had to go to the orthodontist at 2:00. It was my first day out on my own. Everyone at the ortho office was so nice, saying how good I look and how they were surprised that I don't have much swelling or bruising. The ortho couldn't really see in my mouth much, but he said he was happy with what he could see. I'll see him again after I get this splint out.

I was finally starving enough today to make potato leek soup. It was a recipe I got online and it was so good. It was really nice to get some food in my stomach. I think I ate 3 bowls of it. I had added extra butter and cream so it was nice and fattening.

I'm being impatient and really wishing this swelling would go down faster. I was thinking about it, and the surgery/recovery really weren't that bad at all. Not even close to as bad as I thought it was going to be. Dr. Paz was saying that years ago, patients would have to be completely wired shut for 10 weeks!! I can't even imagine. I was shocked that Dr. Relle cut my bands 9 days after my surgery. It's pretty amazing. I really can't complain ~ hardly any bruising, minimal swelling, minimal numbness, clear sinuses after surgery, no vomiting, and hardly any pain ~ I feel really lucky. I think I'll give all the credit to Dr. Relle. :) He really is good at what he does.

Okay, I don't know if that is bruising on my lower face/chin or what, but the color is really weird.


N<3 said...

WOW! your looking amazing! Hearing how your recovery was not as bad as you thought it would be is so encouraging, even though I know everyone is different . I just hope I am that lucky! Very happy for you! take care :)

Rita said...

You are looking great!!! The food will be here soon... don't worry. I found buying the soup in the cans and straining the contents out, then adding crushed crackers (let them sit and turn to mush) filled me up a lot. I had milkshakes a lot too. Today I am going to try to eat again, but my palate is kind of hurting this morning, so we will see. I will be taking my soup to work just in case.

Hang in there, I am living proof that it does get better. I thought I was going to die, but I am still here and getting stronger and stronger every day. Lots of Love to you. : )

Oh, I did answer your chewing question on my blog. I will update on this again tonight. Now it is off to work for me.. : )

Leah said...

Hi Aimee,

I think you look great, especially considering what you've been through ! You make me fee so much more at ease, since we have the same surgeon. I was in Dr Relle's office yesterday and he and Dr Williams send their hellos!
You weren't kidding - that SMOD appt took 3 hrs and the blood donation took another hour and a half...
I was exhausted by the end of the day!


sjp said...

it makes me SOOOO happy to hear that your recovery was not as bad as you expected! i'm totally preparing myself for the worst possible scenario, and i hope i get the same surprise that i recover well! it must feel nice to be getting out and actually feeling hungry-- that has to be a good sign!

Aimee said...

Thank you all! I'm feeling better every day.

Leah, I forgot to mention Dr. Williams! He is awesome. I love him. He always has that big smile on his face and is so nice and personable. He's awesome. You are in good hands ~ nothing to fear.

sjp ~ you'll do great! I was expecting much worse. Of course the first few days aren't fun, but you'll be back on your feet in no time.