Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 22

I finally slept normal again!!  Woo hoo!  After we got home from my mom's house last night I fell asleep around 11pm and sleep until 4am.  Doesn't sound like a lot of sleep but I woke up feeling so much better.  Starving but better.  Ate some of my grandma's pudding because I didn't want to blend up anything that early.  My lips keep burning and I can't get enough carmex on them.

Had a good day today but didn't have much energy.  I am not hungry at all and need to remind myself to eat.  It is such a pain to brush my teeth until they are as clean as I can get them so I'm not always excited to eat.  The twisted metel on my upper right side is totally digging into my cheeks and it does not feel good.  I find myself talking with my mouth barely moving because it hurts less to keep my mouth still.  I tried to put gishy goo on it but don't think I got it covering the whole bad part because it still hurts. 

My chin is feeling different again.  I feel deeper layers when I touch it.  I also have been getting zings shooting in my chin and lower lip on and off most of the day.  It usually only happens when I am sleeping or just laying still but today it was happening a lot.  I had to call my surgeon because my lower teeth were sooo sensitive.  They were sensitive when I brushed them or got cold water on them but today they were just throbbing for no reason.  It felt like I bit into ice cream but on all my lower teeth.  My surgeon said that I could take some Advil to try to help it but there really isn't anything I can do.  He also said it was a good thing because it meant the nerves were coming back.  My teeth and chin definately feel weird. 

I folded laundry and put it away and I pretty much needed a nap after I was done.  Since I was having a problem with lack of energy I asked a few of my friends if they would come over and help me wrap my Christmas presents.  They were so sweet and come over from 830pm until midnight.  We had a great time hanging out and it was so nice to have a distraction and do regular things.   

Awesome news... I lost 3 more lbs.  Now I'm down 23lbs since surgery.  Haven't weighed myself in a couple days because I pretty much stopped losing weight around day 11.  I still had on baby weight since my son was born and I kept putting off dieting to lose it because I knew I was going to lose weight with this surgery and didn't want to torture myself dieting only to starve on a liquid diet later.  Surgery was supposed to happen a year ago but kept getting put off because my teeth weren't ready.  Ugh.  I know most people gain weight after they can eat real food again but I plan on going back to Jenny Craig as soon as I get this splint out of my mouth.  I won't be able to eat most of what I want anyway and I might as well take advantage of this not caring if I eat stuff and continue the weight loss and keep it off. 

Now that my lips doesn't kill me to touch it I wanted to show you the fun metal sculptures going on in my mouth.  Crazy!

Look at my not cool stitches hanging out under my upper lip. 

Don't know why my two front teeth have this gap between them.  The dark little dot at the top of my teeth is a gap.  The pic makes it look smaller than it is.  Awhile before my surgery my ortho put monofilament around my brackets on these two teeth because a gap was starting to form.  It closed the gap but I guess the widening of my upper jaw must be starting the gap again. 

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