I can't believe that tomorrow the day I've been waiting 2 years and 8 months for will be here. It was in February 2010 that I first thought about going down the jaw surgery route, and now hear I am the night before the big day.
Still not feeling too nervous amazingly... I kind of feel a bit sad if anything, like it's the end of an era. The end of the era with this face!
I've just tried to take some final 'before' photos, but they've all come out a bit blurry. I'll post some now but I'm going to try to do some more in the morning (i.e. persuade my mum to spend another half an hour taking photos), but obviously I won't be able to post them until I get home from the hospital. I don't know if it's because I've got a bit of a cold, but God knows what's going on with my eye, it looks really gammy!
I was worried that I'd take 'before' photos and they'd look ok and I'd have a last minute panic and think 'Why am I doing this, I look fine?!', but they definitely hasn't happened! I think I look horrendous, which at the moment I'm really pleased about because it gives me that last bit of reassurance than I'm doing the right thing.
I don't have the internet on my phone or anything so I won't be able to post anything until I'm home. Thank you all for all your support and advice over the past 2 years. Seeing other people go through this tough but amazing journey has inspired me to stick with it, be patient and be brave enough to put myself through this.
So thank you to everyone that has shared their jaw surgery stories, and good luck to those who have their surgery soon. Good luck Amanda! We will be big fat faced jaw buddies together! Look forward to catching up with you when we're both 'on the other side'!
So here's some pictures of my old face. Goodbye face...
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