- Pain: 0/10
- Inconvenience: 3/10
Today was, once again, shaving day. It felt even more unsettling than usual because of the spiral of confusion my little nerves are in right now. I don’t know if they’re going through a midlife crisis, or if they’re angry at me, or if they just went through a difficult breakup, or what their deal is. Right now, when I touch the left side of my chin, it sends pins and needles through my lower lip. It makes me wonder if the team in the operating room put my nerves back in the wrong place. I guess it would be slightly amusing though, if I were to scratch my right cheek and have my left ear twitch or something. O_o
Anyway, as I was trying to shave my chin, it felt like I was shaving my lip. I’m going to go out on a limb here and safely assume that no one has ever shaved their lip before, but I can tell you that it would feel extremely odd. Note that my soul patch *shudder* is still growing in full force, unfortunately. I’m going to remove it next time, no matter how weird it feels.
I’ve knocked my inconvenience rating down by 1 point because, without the hindrance of wearing elastics during the day, I can eat a little better and talk quite a bit more clearly.
I finally hit the heat limit on my faithful blender. My heart skipped a beat when it suddenly stopped spinning. I quickly picked it up and tried it using every other plugin I could find, but the comforting sound of spinning blades evaded me. I decided that, before I drove to the shopping center and made an impulse purchase, I’d give it a few minutes to redeem itself. Thankfully, once it cooled down, service was restored! I guess I was trying to blend my soup a little bit too thick last night. You may laugh at how emotionally attached I am to my blender, but you must understand that, if this blender dies, I’ll starve. True story.
Since I’m almost halfway towards the goal of surviving my full 90-day recovery, I’ll only be updating this blog every 2 days from now on. I find myself having to fill certain posts with stories that are completely unrelated to jaw surgery, and while I’m sure some of them are amusing, they’re outside the scope of this journal. The point of this effort is to share with you the checkpoints I’m crossing regarding double jaw surgery, not a bunch of random stories about my apparently amusing day-to-day life.
Also, just a quick administration note: I’ve removed the Facebook comments due to several issues (scrollbars going crazy, comments not loading properly, inability to subscribe to new comments, incompatibility with older versions of Internet Explorer, and so on). It appears the Facebook team still has a little bit of work to do on that plugin. I’ve ported all the comments made through the Facebook box to the normal comments system on each post.