Sunday, 13 October 2013

1 year since surgery!

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  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.