Day 36

I feel like my anticipation for Thursday is like the anticipation for an upcoming holiday or break from school. I have never been so excited for an appointment with my surgeon, ever. I am SO incredibly excited to get this stupid splint out of my mouth! It will bring me that much closer to complete normalcy. 2 days 2 days!

If you're feeling up to it, try to get back to the gym or to your normal workout routine after about 1 month post op. I can feel such a huge difference in my energy level after spending a few days at the gym, and it is making me feel so much more NORMAL. I am so close to being back to my regular life. I love it! Once this splint and the surgical hooks are out, I will really feel like I am working my way to the home stretch.

I think I have said this before, but all of my front on photos are taken with me biting down, relaxed face. You can see that at 5 weeks post op, my lips still do not meet without force. It certainly has improved over the week, but hopefully things start settling further so that my lips will finally touch! Tina/Tresa- both of you may have mentioned this, but remind me, do your lips touch at rest now, and when did this happen?

Ratty hair and no makeup- letting my hair air dry in this beautiful sunshine that has finally graced MN.


  • Molly | June 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    You are looking great!! Are you still numb? And it is kind of hard to tell in these pictures but do you feel like you are still swollen and stiff in places?

  • Dani | June 29, 2011 at 6:36 AM

    Molly, I am still semi numb in certain areas, but I don't have 100% numbness anywhere. My chin is REALLY tingly, so that is a good sign, I can definitely feel it when I touch it. I am still stiff in my chin area as well. Probably from the crease where my bottom and top lip meet and downward is where it is still stuff, but from my top lip up it's feeling much more normal.

  • Terra | June 29, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    You're looking so great!! It looks like a lot of your swelling has gone down over the past couple weeks. Your jawline looks great!

  • Anonymous | June 29, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Hi Dana! Yes, I can only recently close my mouth comfortably. It took a really long time but I noticed I could do it about a week ago. You should not be far behind.

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