*I will add usual daily photo of me when my sister decides to give me my camera back*
So my smile is slowly starting to show improvement. I can slowly start to
pull those facial muscles up into a 'smile' even though it's not perfect, it's getting there. The swelling around my nose makes it look fatter when I smile, and the fact that i'm more swollen on one side than the other is making it look abit lop-sided. But no more gummy-ness already! I can't wait until I can show you a full beaming picture, of purely just teeth!
|Before Surgery: Me and Bruno!|
|Attempting to Smile|
I've also noticed how fragile the inside of my mouth is just lately. It's probably due to the feeling is starting to return, but cold drinks feel like ice in my mouth, and hot drinks - they're hot! Having to resort to incredibly milky tea!
On another note, I went to my sisters house today. I've avoided it until now as she has a really hyper boxer dog and I was abit scared he'd headbutt me or something. He was actually incredibly calm and I think he still recognized me which is good, he just couldn't understand me when I said his name, but obviously came bounding over when somebody else called him! I can't wait until the clear talking is back.
Jaw surgery is definitely a long process: healing and recovering in general, learning to talk, opening your mouth AND chewing again. I'm not looking forward to the last one, at all!