My nerves are speaking to me! The nerves I refer to are the ones in the big numb patch on the right hand side of my nose. When I wash my face, or rub that part of it, I get a very strong, warm tingly feeling there that lasts for a minute or so. I quite like it. The first time it happened (about 3 days ago) it was followed by the whole area doing some bizarre spasming - actually twitching and moving so it could be seen! Something is coming to life!
I have full feeling everywhere in my lips except the right half of my top lip. I feel very lucky about that, because I know in the top lip and upper jaw the feeling always comes back.
I rang my surgeon today because the shooting pains in my jaw joint continue. He spent quite a while kindly explaining things - the exact same things he'd said to me last time he saw me (he probably just thought I needed the reassurance of hearing it again). Basically that it's due to everything being in a different position and he's surprised it's not happening on both sides, and that the big pain I felt in the hospital was the disk moving outwards and that's still causing pain etc. I knew all that, but the orthodontist had said to ring him and tell him about this different kind of pain. Anyway he left some anti-inflammatory pills with his receptionist so I went to pick them up. I was meant to take one tonight with my meal but forgot... the pain has actually been much less today! They're really expensive little beasties, those pills, I think, so I don't want to feel like I'm wasting them. (Not that I pay for them, it was all included in the fee.)
More comments today about how different I look, including from a friend who I hadn't mentioned the surgery to.
I've felt great the last couple of days. I planted a plum tree yesterday! The weather has been stunning, great to be outside and hard to believe it's winter. And today I walked my son to and from school (the children biked, I walked). I don't feel particularly tired tonight at all. Running is not good - I had to run after my daughter on her bike - makes the face bounce and increases the pressure.
I feel my speech is still impeded but I'm not sure that others notice it.