So i've decided that if possible, i'm going to blog everyday, just so that in the future I have a daily record of what I went through, so apologies if I begin to get annoying with pointless posts! :)
Since surgery i've had 3 bands on, two either side squared around a couple of teeth, and one directly in the middle which are firmly holding my mouth closed, and preventing me from wiggling my jaw too much.
Much to my horror, I snapped the band on the left side this morning while I was brushing my teeth, I watched it fall out of my mouth and go down the plug hole, and I was petrified! I felt like all support had totally gone from my jaw, and it was about to break free. My mum called my surgeons secretary (I don't even attempt at phone calls) and within half an hour, I was at the hospital getting it replaced.
It was quite comical being at hospital because people kept staring at me - it doesn't help that bruising is at it's peak, taking up most of my face, my entire neck and chest. It's funny watching children look at me, wondering what the hell has happened to my face! Some woman asked if i'd been in a car accident, I don't think she could understand me when I told her i'd had jaw surgery.
It's the orthodontics first time seeing me since surgery, and he was incredibly pleased and happy with the result, he said how amazing the changes had been so far and he couldn't wait for all the swelling to go down completely so that we could see the finished result. He also told me that when I see my surgeon next week, fingers crossed they'd take the middle band out - and they'd start to get me changing them myself.
Pain has now set in since having the new band put on, but I guess it's just down to the new resistance.
I can't believe it's nearly a week since surgery, and I still can't get over that this massive thing i've waited years for has finally happened, and that i'm no longer waiting for a date - i'm simply waiting to fully recover, and that's a nice thing to wait for. :)