Saturday, June 6, 2009

A little over 5 weeks....

Today is 5 weeks and 3 days post-op. My swelling is slowing going down. And I do mean slowly. My bottom lip is still pretty numb and so is my chin. I can tell the feeling is starting to come back though ~ it's not dead numb like it was. I'm still getting used to my face, especially when I accidentally catch my reflection in a mirror or a window. It's weird. I'm still waiting to see the final result.
I am sick of rice and beans and don't know if I will ever eat them again. Lately I have been eating Indian food. It's just a matter of time before I get sick of that too, I'm sure. I've also been mashing up avocado and eating that. And I've been eating lots of pancakes. Lots and lots of pancakes. I can't wait until I can bite into a big fat slice of pizza with tomato, garlic, and basil. Yum.
I'm actually kind of nervous to chew. I can imagine it is going to feel very weird.
I'll post a picture soon. I haven't taken any lately. (My chin is tingling like crazy right now) Goodnite!

5 comments:

Katherine Kelly said...

Tingling chin is good!! You're nerves are waking back up. :) Hang in there. You'll be eating cheeseburgers in no time!

Meredith said...

Hi Aimee! Thanks for keeping such good records of what's going on, your blog is really helpful! I'm glad to hear that 5 weeks out you can eat some things! I ate pancakes for a couple days when I got my braces on. You get some funny looks pulling out a ziploc full of cold pancakes at lunchtime! Hope that you can get some more variation soon :)

Rita said...

I understand the swelling. Even at 10 weeks, I still have some swelling, especially in the mornings. I am glad the feeling is coming back for you. This also takes time.

I feel the same way about my face when I accidently see myself in a mirror or window, It is just strange. I feel like I have the biggest mouth in the world. lol

Oh well, all is well. Don't worry about chewing, it doesn't hurt. I only chew soft foods and my jaws get tired some but I can eat a variety of things now. It is good. Bless ya!

steffiD said...

Only a few more days until 6 wks and we can "try" and eat! I feel exactly the same as you re: some subtle swelling, chin a little numb but slowly having more feeling. Keep up the good work you're doing great!!

nabukay said...

5 weeks post op? wow that's exciting!