So, here's what I found out:
1) I won't be able to chew for two months.
2) I will be banded for two months (rubber bands on my braces keeping my jaw in place), but will be able to open my mouth about 1.5 inchs so I can talk normally.
3) I can still workout, but just need to make sure I get plenty of calories (2200+). Very happy about this news - I love to rock climb & hike so sitting out for two months would not be fun.
4) I won't be wired shut at any point - yay for that!
After having my pre-op the reality of my surgery is starting to set in. I received a pamplet from my oral sugeon titled "reshaping your face". It's so crazy to think that I will have a completely new profile. I am excited, but also a bit nervous.
I am very grateful for my support network though!! Makes everything a lot easier. :)
Below are some recent pictures taken on 5/29/11.
|Mooney Falls - Havasupai - Grand Canyon - Memorial Day Weekend|
|Backpacking in Grand Canyon - pre-surgery fun!|