Here’s a picture of me the day I left the hospital with my surgery buddy Daniel
As mentioned before, I lost alot of blood during surgery so they kept me there for an extra night. Not too bad considering the nurses are super helpful, I could probably stay there for two weeks.
The bad side of this surgery is the pain ( in my case.) Apparently a lot of people don’t feel pain because the medicines just worked for them. For me the only that worked was having my morphine pump available at all times. obviously this couldn’t go on forever so I has a rough night the second night after surgery. Dr. Gunson reassured me that I wouldn’t leave the hospital in pain…It was all about me feeling comfortable.
My medicine regime now consists of Oxycontin in the liquid form every four hours, Seems like a lot but believe me at three hours no matter where I am, I begin feeling pain pain pain.
As for my face itself, it feels HUGE buts it’s really not. I can’t open my mouth much at all, I don’t think I would want t see whats in their anyways. I’ve been rinsing my mouth with the salt water “stuff” which helps me feel a little cleaner.
I apologize for not having any pictures, as soon as I got home I just lay down in bed. Of course, I made sure to do my 5 minute walks!
If you have any questions let me know!