I feel good now. That said, I am exhausted tonight, but that's just having a busy life! Lots of my top teeth are super sensitive as the nerves come back. My top gums are totally numb still. My palate has a streak of fairly raw sensitivity on either side of it. My mouth opening is probably 2cm or so. I do my jaw exercises about 5 times a day. The last remaining 'outer' numb bit is the middle of my top left lip but the feeling is coming back. You can see that lip is still not quite closing the same as the right hand side. The surgeon said to massage it to break up any scar tissue. I remember sometimes.
Here are some photos of the 'off to the sidedness'. It deviates more as my mouth opens wider. Unfortunately I can't see any change here since my 5 week photos.
In general I just live in hope that the joint will heal, the pain will go away, the bite will centre itself.
My orthodontist's last band arrangement, seen above, worked FAST, in less than 24 hours. Cusps all fit together nicely now (when I move my jaw over to its centred position).