Nice chipmunk cheek on the right still.
(I hope that little pouch under my chin is swelling, I think it is)
After 2 1/2 days in powerchains, the bite is definitely better. Teeth touch on both sides at the same time when I close my mouth, this seems like a small miracle to me.
Oh dear, my top right lip has a sneer. It doesn't work properly. Obviously some injury to the motor nerve as well as the sensory nerve. All is expected to pass as the swelling goes down though, thank goodness. But it's pretty neat that my lips touch on the left when I close my teeth together!
Had a bad day. Felt like death after going with my mother to take my 2 year old to her gymnastic class (although grandma went in with her while I slept in the car). Got hot and then cold chills, as has been happening pretty much since the surgery. Bad temperature regulation. Came home, ate (slowly) then slept another 2 hours (or was that go unconscious).
Last night had only paracetamol for pain relief because my clamped-closed jaw joint feels so much better. But, I discovered, not at night. Back to the hard stuff tonight.
I must mention Bepanthen cream. (Not the ointment version). It is SUCH a good healer, my surgeon gave me some for my ravaged lips (which must have been turned inside out during the surgery) have had skin falling off in sheets and now there is healthy pink stuff there instead. I have tried every lip balm known to man and this beats them all.
My online friend Cece who had this surgery 1 day after me near Chicago somewhere has been going for two 20 minute walks a day since day 3. I just read this on her blog. I am nowhere near that point!
Must go to bed (chair, I mean). This is the 2nd time I wrote this, lost it the first time GRRRRR.