oh! today when i was carefully applying sunscreen to my face like i do every time i venture outside (yay for being pale?) i felt the gap in my lower jaw where the bone was pulled forward for the first time! i was too terrified earlier in recovery to even touch that area for fear of increasing the pain... but wow. that was weird. just to feel that huge indent in my bone. very scary! but crazy how eventually thatll be healed completely.
the swelling looks pretty good now! i mean am i puffy still? absolutely.... but at least a stranger probably wouldn't be able to tell i just had jaw surgery. so yay for that!