- Pain: 0/10
- Inconvenience: 4/10
I’m happy to report I got through the entire day yesterday without snapping any elastics! However, I said a lot more than I usually do, so I went to bed with ridiculously swollen cheeks. They’re as hard as granite right now. It’s like having the face of a rock golem.
I took the liberty of creating a page to provide answers to several common questions I’ve received regarding jaw surgery. They seemed to be coming up repeatedly, so I figured if a few people who aren’t on the path to undergo this procedure were curious, then certainly a lot of people who actually have to worry about it would have the same questions. You can check it out here: Common Questions About Jaw Surgery.
I’m planning on going back to the gym to workout again beginning this coming Monday. I was told not to do any heavy lifting for 3 months because strenuous activity causes you to clamp your teeth down, putting them under extreme force, and that could prove disastrous if it happens before the bone has completely healed. Since I don’t want to reset everything that was accomplished during that terrible afternoon, 37 days ago, I’ll just be lifting light weights. I plan on working out alongside all the cute girls and participating in their 1-3 lb dumbbell exercises. I have a feeling I may hold the key to a lot less energy than I think, so this could end up being a one-day commitment (similar to people’s attempt at getting a six pack in a single week every time the New Year rolls around, and then promptly giving up when that doesn’t happen). Hopefully I’ll be able to last for the entire week though. That way, when I receive the go ahead to be crazy again, I’ll be ready to build myself back into a regular-sized person.
I’d like to extend a quick thank you to the 2 friends who gave me homemade soup and homemade hamburger-and-noodle-extravaganza a few days ago. Both were a welcome change for my taste buds. Chunky soup is starting to lose its flavor. 19 more days until soft foods become a reality for me…