Happy 2 week-iversary! Today I am thrilled to show you my incredible progress over the past two weeks. I had no bruising, minimal swelling, feeling in part of my lower lip (and now a little in my upper), and overall good healing. I 100% have to thank God, Shakeology, prayers, my team of caretakers, sleep, and good ol’ fashioned h2o.
*DISCLAIMER: I looked a little bit gnarly the first days of the surgery. I could have looked much worse, but I don’t necessarily look like myself.
I love my oral surgeon. He did such a good job with my bite. You can see the difference in both my lower and upper jaw. Incidentally, the shape of my nose has changed slightly!
The dark marks are either acne (by mouth) or stitches from the surgery (closer to ear). My lips have gone down in swelling. I still have swelling in my chin and lip but both have come down substantially.
(fyi- this was taken yesterday on Ash Wednesday, hence the dark mark on my forehead)
It’s still not easy to smile (it’s a forced effort), but it’s there, deep down. Smiling emphasizes the puffy-ness but I’m pleased anyway. I can’t wait to see everything once the swelling goes down even more! Yay!