Firstly, I have to apologise for being a rubbish blogger. I know I haven't posted for a few months, but as it was my one year anniversary since my operation I thought I should post!
This is the first time I've been on blogger for a long time, and it was actually really weird coming back on and seeing people talking about jaws. It kind of feels like a different world that I've now left behind. I used to be obsessed with coming on here and looking at people's blogs and their photos, but now it just feels like a lifetime ago.
So 1 year on... I am completely happy with my new face. I have no regrets at all. I've had my braces off for about 3 months now. I still wear retainers during the day (they're see-through though, you can't notice them), but I'm going to the ortho next week so I'm hoping he might say I only have to wear them at night. I still have some problems with opening my mouth, it has improved but I can still only open just over two fingers wide. I've got jaw exercises to do though so hopefully that will improve with time. I don't get any pain or anything like that.
I probably won't really post much on here anymore, unless anything particularly exciting happens. I feel like this part of my life has come to an end now, and finishing this blog marks the end of that journey. However, I know what it feels like to think about jaws every day, so I'm more than happy to answer any questions. You can leave comments on here, and I'll make sure I get back to you. Or you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I really hope my blog has helped some people who are before, during, or after jaw surgery. I know that looking at other people's blogs really helped me throughout the whole process, so I hope I can do the same for other people.
Here are some 1 year photos. As I always say when I post photos, I think they make me look a lot worse than I do in real life! I'm just not very photogenic! But if I do happen to take any nicer photos (which is unlikely haha) I will post them too.
4 months ago