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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

First Post Sinus Surgery Cold

So, I work with kids everyday....lots of them. Holding little hands, hugs, and of course tons of smiles are some of the fringe benefits of my job. With those fringe benefits come a few thousand negatives. I'm referring to germs! Lots of them! actually an ever abundant, never ending supply of them. I eat right, exercise, take vitamins, get enough sleep, and tend to be overall pretty healthy, however, this year I can't seem to go more then a month without catching something. Now mind you my immune system is probably a bit compromised due to the steady progression of the allergens I'm being injected with weekly (allergy shots) but whatever the reason....this is all just a very long way of saying that I'm sick AGAIN!

Now I'm hoping that it is just a cold. I have been working pretty closely with a little boy who was sick the other day. So I'm pretty sure it was him who shared his cooties with me. The question really is....will it run its course like a normal cold, or will it turn into a sinus infection. The worst part of it all is that I leave for Maui Hawaii on Friday for 2 weeks. I so wanted to feel good while I was there, to enjoy my vacation. Instead it looks as if I might be enduring a summer cold.

Please let my sniffles be swift, like maybe gone by Friday!.....PLEASE!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Almost 9 Months Post op

Wow, I think this is the longest I have gone without an update! Mostly because I don't have much to report at this point. Things are still progressing daily, just slower at this point. Feeling is still coming back and I can feel my whole chin pretty much now. My lower lip still has some patchy numb areas but is coming back gradually each day. Chewing has improved and feeling is now starting to return in my upper teeth. I still can't really bite into anything with my front teeth though without it being uncomfortable
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Sinuses are doing well, no issues to speak of since the surgery. That means we are at 2 months post op with no sinus infections or anything else, so that is awesome! I missed my final follow up appointment though, but since everything seems to be doing well I see no reason to go in for it.

I won't be getting my implant placed until March sometime as my dentist has ordered the parts but has not called me yet to place them. I will be on vacation for a couple of weeks so its not going to happen until I get back. Same thing with the appointment with the cosmetic dentist to replace my front crown...when I get back in March.

Allergy shots are coming along great. I'm on once a week shots now...for 8 weeks, then I think I go to every 2 weeks, and eventually once a month.

Life is returning to normal and overall, health wise I'm feeling great! I'm wearing my retainer at night only now and my teeth appear to have settled into a more normal position. I'm careful not to miss putting my retainer on every night though as it is always tight when I put it on and I think if I missed a day it could get ugly! I have a retainer check on March 25th I think, so I will post then regarding what my ortho has to say.

Other then goes on! I will post again in another couple weeks.