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.