I was meant to see my friend on Monday night but we ended up rescheduling to tonight so I will have to wait until then to get her reaction. I've told her I've got a face fit for Halloween already!
I did however see some family friends yesterday. I felt a bit nervous about them seeing my face because they haven't really known much about my surgery, but it turns out their reaction was... nothing! All they said was that I didn't look very swollen! When my mum asked them if they thought I looked different they did say yes, but I just expected more of a reaction. To me I think I look different enough for people to notice. Maybe they were just expecting me to look different so didn't comment on it. I think the other thing is that people who haven't known much about it don't realise that I wanted to look different, so I think they might think it's more polite to not mention it? I'm not sure!
I put make-up on for the first time yesterday. It felt odd trying to put foundation on my chubby cheeks! But it felt good to have make-up on and feel slightly attractive! Even though my mum's seen me everyday since my op, she thought I looked really different last night when I was wearing normal clothes (not my usual jogging bottoms and hoody!) and had make-up on and my hair done and everything. And nobody looked at me strangely (not that I noticed anyway) so I don't think I look too weird now, just like I've got a bit of a fat face!
As I've said before, I always feel like I look worse in photos than I do when I look in the mirror, so I've attempted to upload a video of my face from different angles. I'll be amazed if this actually works! Sorry it's so dark!