Day 35

5 weeks post-op! I am so excited to be so far past surgery, but am also bummed to know I have spent so much of my last college summer bumming around and recovering. I know in the long run, every moment of my recovery will be worth a half wasted summer, but right now I am a little sad! I have to take a three week course in a town 2.5 hours away from my house that begins in August and will be spending those 3 weeks staying there, so I really only have July left to run around and enjoy summer school free. Darn.

I woke up this morning and it hit me how much the stiffness has faded. It is definitely still stiff around my lips and chin area, but it no longer feels like my face is fully covered in a mask when I wake up every morning. Even though the healing process has definitely slowed down, it is really helpful to continue noticing the little things.

I know my posts are slowly getting more and more boring, but I still feel like blogging, so I am going to anyway. I think it will help people see what I am capable of doing at this point in my recovery, so even if it's such basic things like being able to have a completely normal day with friends or what I am eating, I am hoping someone may get something out of it. I do hope to continue to take pictures each day until Day 60. In Graham's blog (go take a look!), he did photos until day 90, and I was blown away at how much change there was still to see around day 50! Although the changes are gradual, it is so crazy to look at how much change there is between day 30 and day 54.


  • jaw Breaker | June 27, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    I may never stop blogging.. It has become an online journal of sorts, and as I reflect on the everyday moments, I find that healing is always taking place. I love reading about how your doing. You look so great! You will look back and be so happy that you chose this for yourself! I know I will as well.

    hugs cutie

  • Brent | June 28, 2011 at 6:52 AM

    Hi Dani!

    Congrats on the 5 week point! I am very happy to hear that everyday you continue to get better! I can't wait until you get the splint out...perhaps another video blog!
    Enjoy your summer while you can!

  • Anonymous | June 28, 2011 at 7:56 AM

    Hey hottie! I know what you mean! I love to blog but I have less and less to say now! Darn it! Ha ha! I am going to post tomorrow morning. I gotta take some pics today! :-)

  • Dani | June 28, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Tina I have missed you! I am looking forward to some new pictures!

    Tresa, I am glad you are enjoying reading! I know we have such different lives, but it has been so helpful to read through your journey as well. We both have had our issues recovering and I know each day will be better and better for the both of us. xx

    Brent, Thanks! I can't believe it's already been 5 weeks! I will definitely do another video blog so you can compare my speech, but I will wait until after the surgical hooks are out as well because I think it'll give my lips a bit more room to move around without them.

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