Sunday, 31 March 2013

Day 2: Overview

Pain in Jaw: 6/10

So I made it to the other side!
I'm currently 2 days post-op surgery and got discharged home today. I had mandibular advancement, maxillary impaction with genioplasty and as far as my surgeons were concerned, it went like clockwork!

I've attached some before and after photos below (If you click on them they come bigger). I love the side improvements but the front looks abit weird - but I guess that comes down to the swelling especially in my lips and nose, I cant close my mouth yet because I feel like a great big puffer fish. All in all, I totally wasn't prepared for this surgery, quiet a few times I've said I've regretted it but that's just down to me being a mard and not coping very well at the time, in a few weeks i'll be all singing and dancing I hope! (Or nearly!)

Eating is still a challenge and i'm just having to use really thin IV syringes for thick foods, or the purple enteral syringes with a straw for drinks etc. I was also a lot more dribbly today than usual, but I guess that's due to not having the suction at home. Once I got home I had a shower and some food and felt abit more human although I got abit teary later on as I couldn't breathe very good, my nose began to bleed again (it's still full with blood and im under strict instructions not to touch it) and i'm drooling lots!  I did manage quite a few undisturbed hours sleep, although I did wake up with really bad pain in my upper jaw, but the co-codamol knocked me straight out!

Before Front, Day of Surgery, Day 1 post-op, Day 2 post-op.
Before side, Day of Surgery, Day 1 post-op, Day 2 post-op.


  1. Hey emma chick I've missed you!!!!! You made it and its over now sit back and heal. Sorry to hear about your pain it gets better. GOD is with you!! Happy Easter email me soon

  2. Congratulations on making it through surgery. The changes are major and you look great. As for thinking you look weird from the front, I was the same but when the swelling went down it looked far more normal so don't fret. Stay positive, each day is a step closer to recovery now xx

  3. Hi Emma, congratulations on making it through... the hardest part is over! I looked like a complete monster the first few days after my surgery, and found it hard to imagine that I could ever look normal again, but 6 months on and I'm so happy with the result, so try not to get too caught up on how you look right now, things will improve gradually. If you've got any questions, feel free to email me at and I'll be more than happy to help! x