Swelling: Apparently going down by the day according to my staff.
Sleep last night: Went to bed REALLY tired.Other weirdness: I think most of my stitches have dropped out though I think some are still in hiding somewhere. The other day, one of my stitches dropped out in the middle of an important meeting I was at. I figured I couldn't imagine holding it in my mouth for 2 hours, so I swallowed it. Yay fibre. =_=
So I finally got to see Orthoman yesterday (after missing the appointment last Wednesday) and it made me a really happy girl. :)
At a little over 2 months post-op, my bands are off! And now all I need to focus on now is
- Getting my jaws to open wider by exercising and stretching my jaw muscles
- Getting my nerves in my chin and lip to heal back into full operational ability
|All bands, surgical hooks|
and thick wires off. :)
So my bands, wire holds, and surgical hooks are off...and I think he also changed out my main holding wires (the main ones that bend around the teeth). No more snapping or digging into my cheeks and creating ulcers! Yay! I guess this is a good place to be.
On the softer, more emotional side of things, these days I've still been struggling with getting back on track in life.
I somehow seem to have lost my sense of drive and determination regarding work and life in general. I've been headed into the office, but with a lack of passion. I've been going to meetings, but with a lack of follow up. I've been talking to people, but with a lack of commitment. I have been trying to get some exercise in, and to regulate my sleep patterns, but with a lack of discipline. It's pretty frustrating. Part of me wonders if I'm carrying a low-grade depression that I refuse to acknowledge. It's really easy for others to judge and say "just force yourself to do this and that", but it's really much harder (or at least it feels like it) when you're on this side. And I guess it's especially knowing that there will be people who will judge and say nasty things, that people who struggle choose not to express or tell people about their depression - which really isn't healthy.
Today, I'm home from work to focus and try to overcome this. Perhaps it's just a matter of cleaning out my environment and just getting things in my scheduler and being able to see into the next few months ahead.
Okay post-surgery depression, I'm going to overcome you!
Oh, and regarding the alumni gathering. It went alright. I was pretty brave that I even dared to take pictures. Even a selfie with a friend. :) As so:
|We got some hats at the photobooth and just had to take a photo. :)|