Brandy's Braces, SARPE, Jaw Surgery Journal

This is my daily journal to my eventual perfect smile and Apnea free life. It logs my surgeries, and daily progress.

Friday, May 25, 2007

11 hours post op

So it is almost Midnightt and I'm awake and posting from my hospital bed. The Surgery went fine, other then not being able to get my IV in the rest went as well as can be expected. I was pretty scared in the beginning, had to do alot of self talking to get through it, as I was really fighting back the tears. I will post the full story once I get home. Things are going well, I have lots of feeling in my face, actually I have hardly any numbness. My lower lip is numb in the middle, and my chin is numb right on the genio portion but I can feel everything else. Even my palate and a few of my upper teeth. So far the worst part has been the nausea, and the sore throat, and tongue swelling. Everything else is totally manageable.

ok... Im going to take nap. Gab with you all tomorrow later.

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  • At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Brandy,

    Congratulations on making it through to the other side! You are looking great despite the discomfort you are feeling. There's already a pronounced difference in your profile despite the swelling - wow!

    You were in my thoughts for most of the day yesterday and when I got up this morning I checked your Blog before doing anything else :-) So glad you made the effort to give us an update.

    Wishing you all the best.


  • At 2:53 AM, Blogger 57rdi said…

    Welcome back ... and to your new life. You look swell! Sorry, couldn't resist. Seriously, it's good to know that you pulled through so well and that the hardest part is behind you. Just keep focused on the recovery, which has already begun.


  • At 3:26 AM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    Congrats on getting to the other side! Now the fun part begins. :) But it's it great that it's finally OVER? You don't look too swelled to me, and having feeling in your face already is a great sign.

    Happy healing!


  • At 4:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You look amazing! I'm hoping the swelling stays under control. To have that much feeling is wonderful!

    So far you have inspired me to continue with the surgery process. I'll keep you in my thoughts.


  • At 5:12 AM, Blogger Bill said…

    Woohoo! Way to go Brandy! There's still the first couple of weeks to get through but, you know, the worst part (dreading the actual surgery) is done and over with.

    Congratulations on what appears to be a very successful surgery.

  • At 6:07 AM, Blogger Graham said…

    I'm with Steph, you do look younger! This is gonna be so cool to watch you heal! Congrats on making it to the other side. You are one hardcore soldier for blogging live from the field!

  • At 6:16 AM, Blogger Mary said…

    Wow Brandy, you have made orthognathic blogging history by posting mere hours after your surgery. Love all the step-by-step pics! You look swollen but otherwise quite good. Now all you have to do is get a lot of rest and drink as much fluid as you can. Can't wait to hear more! Mary

  • At 6:21 AM, Anonymous Clarissa said…

    Brandy, Congratulations on staying brave and going through with it. You're an inspiration to me and many others. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery and I can't wait to see your progress as the swelling goes down. Blessings!

  • At 6:27 AM, Blogger Michelle said…

    Well there you are, Ms America, looking good! Oh and that is one fine drainage system you have...hehehe
    Are those flowers Michael is carrying down the hall? What a sweetie pie....Well get some rest, wishing you a speedy recovery!

  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger Kelsie said…


    Lookin' good kid. I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well. Thanks for posting so soon after your surgery.
    Sounds like you are really being taken care of. Best wishes for a speedy recover :)


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