Today was my first day at home without my mum as she had to go back to work, but I coped fine. My sister and nephew came round to keep me company so that was nice. I've got my grandparents coming round tomorrow... Like most old people they can be a bit blunt so I'm bracing myself for their comments!
I forgot to say in my last post that when I went to the hospital there was a big poster on the wall in the waiting room of a summary of a study done by several people including my surgeon. It was a study to see how many jaw surgery patients still had numbness 1 year after surgery. Out of 72 people, they found that after a year, only 6% actually did have numbness, but 27% thought that they had numbness. Interesting and reassuring I thought!
I'm getting impatient for my swelling to go down now. Thanks to advice from Tiff I have started using a heat pack on my face to try and reduce the swelling. Even if it doesn't reduce the swelling it definitely feels nice!
Here are my Day 8 pictures: