Jaw Surgery: One Month 

  It’s been one whole month; Thirty two days to be exact, since I put my bravest foot forward and underwent jaw surgery. Oh and Madonna? Time doesn’t actually go by as slowly as you say.

I’m now free to take my elastics off for up to six hours a day and in two weeks this will increase to eight hours. I tend to take them off for two hours at a time usually coinciding with breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Each morning, the side of my face I sleep on is slighty puffy but this decreases as the day progresses. 

My top lip is still quite stiff from the stitches. The numbness in my face is gradually fading, leaving a tingly sensation extending from my right eye, along my nose and into my top lip.  

I’m back eating solids completely and have even tested my limits eating chewing gum and bread rolls. The only thing I haven’t tried, that would be part of my normal diet, is steak. 

My life has returned to its normal state. I’ve taken my hobbies back up  and am currently working in an office. Things I did not expect to be doing this summer at all. 

My recovery has been a swift one and for that, I am grateful. 

Every body reacts differently when undergoing a procedure like this but in my pre-surgery research, I came across endless tales of long winded recoveries. I’m glad I can show you a different side to it. 

I suppose what I’m trying to say is that my life didn’t come to a halt for six weeks, as I had anticipated. Instead, I was, fortunately, back on my feet in half that time.

For those of you that are feeling unsure about the surgery, I cannot stress enough how it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I had extremely sceptical members of my family and friends who, having seen me since the surgery, cannot believe the difference. I cannot believe the difference

However, my recovery is nearing its end, meaning so are these posts. I have not forgotten the food post I promised (It’s coming soon) but jaw related posts, after this, will be becoming more and more sparse. 

However, if you have any questions that I have not answered in my posts, please do not hesitate to ask! 

So with my surgery behind me and my leaving cert results looming, it’s time to take my blog in a new direction

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Onwards and upwards from here!

Love,

Ash xxx

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