Wednesday, April 29, 2015

T Minus 6 Weeks Until Jaw Surgery

In six short weeks, I'll be going under the knife for the second time to fix my jaw. If you're new to my blog and interested in reading about my experience with surgically-assisted rapid palatal expansion, AKA SARPE, feel free to check out the SARPE tag.

On June 11, I'll be undergoing double jaw surgery and sliding genioplasty. Both my upper and lower jaws will be moved forward, otherwise known as bimaxillary advancement, or maxillomandibular osteotomy, otherwise known as bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and Le Fort I. Me? I call it the triple whammy.

It is hard to believe I've already been in braces for more than 11 months. As you may know, within these 11 months I got engaged, enjoyed two vacations and Christmas, planned a wedding, and then got married, so it's really no wonder 11 months have flown by.

Yup, we did it.

Last week when I realized I had a mere 7 weeks to go, I decided to start buying stuff.

This is what I've purchased so far:

Still on the to-buy list:

  • Cheap, dark pillow cases
  • More hot/cold gel packs
  • Pure lanolin (to keep my lips from cracking afterwards)
  • A good blender (any recommendations?)
I am feeling pretty well prepared, mentally and shopping-wise.

As I did with SARPE, I plan to blog my way through the experience again, so stay tuned for more!
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