Pain in Jaw: 4/10
I'm still not managing to sleep much at night, and tiredness has definitely begun to set in. It seems that during the night is when my pain sets in most. Since surgery i've only ever had pain around my bottom jaw and chin, but lately it's moved into my upper jaw - over where I assume my surgical incision line is and into my ears.
I broke the other two bands (as guessed) late last night, I called my hospital ward as it was Sunday and I was seen by different maxillofacial surgeons at 9am; but both knew my surgeons and what he wanted. They spent time finally showing me how to replace the bands incase it happened again. I didn't realise that I still had a surgical line in my gums being held together by my stitches, I assumed that it was too deep for me to check out myself, but they checked this out - and so did I. They answered a few questions that I had and reassured me that opening my mouth a little was ok, and encouraged it - if they wanted me completely still they'd have wired me. (They also told me a story where one of their patients bit through an apple soon after surgery and it moved their jaw by a couple of mm, to think how on earth they achieved this is unreal!) Anyway, they told me the importance of trying to open and close your mouth so that the brain can adapt to the new bite position. They both complimented what an amazing job he'd done and that the results were great, and off I went to enjoy the rest of my day.
I've been on a real low today. I'm fed up of liquid, and i'm fed up of being banded together, and i'm fed up of people asking me 'what' when I attempt to communicate with them! Urgh! But I know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel somewhere, even if it is a little dim at the moment!