Today has been a good day. I've finally got over the sickness because I've switched from taking liquid paracetamol and diclofenic to just normal paracetamol and ibuprofen. These have been much kinder on my stomach, and now that I don't feel sick all the time I'm eating and drinking more.
Today I've had 2 new things to eat - Weetabix for breakfast and a boiled egg for lunch, with a whole slice of bread! (Admittedly the crusts were cut off and I cut it into tiny squares but I still ate it!)
I'm generally feeling a lot better today - I don't feel sick, my jaws aren't too achey, and I'm becoming happier with my new face!
Here are my day 6 pictures... I feel like my nose looks more wonky in photos than it does in real life
This is my attempt at a smile! My mum keeps telling me it's cute!
I just wanted to quickly talk about three things I haven't touched on much so far...
My bottom jaw is off to the left slightly, by a millimetre or so. It's worse when my bands are off, but here's a picture of it when my bands are on. You can see the middle band is not straight and this is because the midlines are off. Should I be worried by this at this point? The doctor said it can be fixed with elastics and I'm going to see my ortho tomorrow so hopefully she'll put my mind at rest.
I feel like I'm still quite swollen and the doctor seemed to think so too. I know it will go in time, but I just feel like I'm more swollen than most people at this stage.
I've been so lucky with numbness. Since I woke up from surgery I've had at least some feeling in all parts of my face. The only part of me that's completely numb is the roof of my mouth and my top gums, but I can cope with that. I've got tingly feeling all over my face, including both my lips, which I'm really pleased about :)