In regards to my swelling, the nurse worded it really well. she said "by 6 weeks most people won't notice the swelling but you probably will, by 8 weeks you probably won't notice it either". hopefully this is somewhat accurate for me :) when my surgeon came in, he said my swelling will be way down by the 2-3 month point. he said i will look different then. so it was reassuring to know that i am still swollen and not stuck with slightly puffy cheeks etc!
I was told that my numbness should continue to keep coming back slowly. and then was again warned that after a year, i am pretty much stuff with whatever i can feel at that point. i am just hoping so much that most of my nerves regenerate. so fingers crossed that things start tingling in the next couple weeks! i would be kinda upset if parts of my face ended up numb forever. but i guess i will deal with that when the time comes.
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so hmm, i showed my surgeon the bands that my orthodontist told me to wear 2 days ago, and he said he was going to call my ortho and they may change my bands around yet again.. so i guess we will just have to see! my surgeon then said i don't have to be back to see him for 3 weeks just in time for my to maybe chew again AHHHHHHH. 3 weeks before i may be able to chew?? that would be amazing. so, we scheduled my appt for the tuesday july 30. until then... i will keep my fingers crossed that i will be able to chew before august. that would be amazing. can you tell i want to chew? haha....
anyway, until i have more to say