I had my follow up call this morning with an RN from my surgeons office. The nurse said I sounded so great! She put me on speaker phone and said to the others around here, 'listen to how good she sounds!' Maybe they say that to everybody, who knows. I know the surgeon and now the RN said most people don't want to speak, and some absolutely refuse to. I've been going out of my way to talk since they told me the more the better. Only thing I had to bring up with them was the fact that I punched myself in the face. True story... literally upper cut myself to the lower jaw last night as I was putting a swing pack purse on. No pain and didn't feel my jaw all loosey goosey, so I figured it was OK. They said if I had knocked something loose I definitely would have known it! Phew! All is well then :) I also had to make a stop by my orthodontists office today to get more proxy brushes to help with cleaning all this mess and everybody there said I looked and sounded pretty good too. I should have known he was going to throw me in a chair and look at me. Made me a little uncomfortable since I am afraid of my stitches being stretched and all, but he was pretty gentle and stopped as soon as I showed discomfort in my upper incisions. He gave his seal of approval. So again, I guess all is well :)
I'm getting sick of sleeping in a reclining chair. It actually felt really good to be reclined in the dentist chair today! Weird to say that since I usually HATE those chairs. I'm totally off of the hydrocodone and on the liquid childrens ibuprofren and feel pretty good reclined as far back as the chair can go, so maybe I can lay down in bed soon! I'll probably wait until I'm unwired on the 21st. God, I can't wait for the 21st!! My mouth is just so tight right now. I am not sure if it's my muscles spasming from the new position of my jaws, or my jaws are literally wired shut that tight. But I would say the tightness/numbness/swelling (which is going down now-- yay!) is what is making me the most uncomfortable. Pain wise I am only in aching pain if I miss the liquid ibuprofren dose (and I'm only taking 20ml of the 30ml dose suggested) over a few hours or overnight when I clench my teeth while I sleep, or if I touch my face hard enough. And trust me-- I'm trying not to touch my face!