D-Day Has Arrived!!

Pre-Surgery

My stomach is overwhelmed with both nerves and hunger. Fasting from six this morning has been torturous, especially since I’m a stress eater. 

Both my mam and I are exhausted from the minimal amount of sleep we’ve both had, which means emotions are running high. 

On a lighter note, we had a good giggle trying to get the surgical stockings on!  

 Attractive, right?!?

My mam is keeping herself well entertained, putting what we originally thought was a hairnet on her head for a selfie. We soon discovered they were, in fact, disposable underwear! 

  
I was completely right when I said I’d be a bag of nerves this morning. I literally thought to myself “I must be insane going ahead with this!”. 

As nervous as I am, I’m ready as ever to say goodbye to my underbite and hello to my new cheekbones! 

Post-Surgery: 

Pain: 3/10 

Discomfort: 12/10 

Hunger: 0/10

Weight: 11st 3lbS

It’s two hours after the surgery and I’m feeling a lot better than expected. 

My nose is bleeding quite heavily but that’s to be expected really. My stomach is feeling a bit nauseous but I’ve been given medication to help with that. 

My main issue is breathing. I’m finding it extremely difficult as my mouth is wired shut and I have a plate in my nose and a bandage across it to help with the bleeding. I’ve ended up getting a mask to try help me to breath somewhat easier but I’m still extremely limited. 

I’m lightheaded and quite dehydrated. I’ve had some water but no food until tomorrow. It’s been a total of 17 hours without food but, to be honest, my stomach feels too queasy to worry about it. 

I’ve recorded a quick video and taken some pictures to show you what kind of state I’m in. They’re quite gorey and it’s probably really difficult to understand me but it’s all for informative purposes. 

So far I can feel the difference in the way my teeth are positioned and I think my nose as slightly changed. 

Some pre and post pictures to show you the already noticeable difference! 

 Before:

     

After:


Before: 

 
After:  

 

I apologise if my writing isn’t up to scratch, it’s been a long day!

Thank you again to all those who sent me supportive messages and particularly my mam and dad for helping me when I’m feeling my most vulnerable.

Once again if anyone has any questions, I’d be delighted to answer them, just comment below!!

Love,

Ash xxx

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2 thoughts on “D-Day Has Arrived!!

  1. Hello I have a question. During your process, did you have to deal with a white plastic stuck between the wires/elastics? If so, is It positioned in an awkward place.

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