Friday, June 8, 2007

Cranking the RPE

On June 8th I (well my husband) started cranking my RPE twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. Aside from pressure, it wasn't painful.
I stopped expanding on June 20th. My gap was HUGE! Or at least I thought so.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Healing after surgery

The first few days were pretty tough. My lips were so swollen I thought they would burst. As the days went by though, things got increasingly better. I tried very hard to eat and drink as much as I could. I lost about 11 pounds in total.

By the end of the following week, aside from being tired, I was feeling pretty good.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Surgery Day!!

So I went in for my surgery on June 1st. I had to be at the hospital at 6:30am. I was so happy about that. I didn't want to sit around and wait.

The staff was wonderful and I really like my surgeon.
My OS told me the surgery went well. The only complication I had was the OS had troble keeping my jaw in place after the surgery so he ended up having to wire it.

I was home by 1:00pm that same afternoon.