So I'm totally off of any pain meds, including childrens ibuprofen. A ton of my swelling has come down, but I'm definitely still swollen. At least I'm good enough now to go out in public and not have people stare. Still bruised, but I'm more yellow than black/blue now up my face and down my neck to my chest. Only black and blue is where they did the breaks on my lower jaw. Speaking of my lower jaw, I still have little feeling in my chin but I feel like it's getting more tingly and weird feeling. Only way I can describe it is the feeling after you fall asleep on your arm and it falls asleep and starts to wake up and it kind of hurts/tingles/feels weird. Not painful, just weird and noticeable. I guess it's a good sign hopefully. Otherwise, the right half of my nose feels like it has a little more feeling but it's not tingly/weird like my chin and right half of my lower lip. My right cheek up to under my eye (like where you get those circles under your eyes) is still the numbest, especially my cheek. I've been stressing over it the last day, and I know it's too early to stress, but I've had these 'what if's' run through my head and I was wondering what if that numbness is permanent in my cheek/eye. I can almost see dealing with my chin and around my mouth, but the cheek and eye will suck if that doesn't come back. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that in the next 3-4 weeks stuff starts to come back there. It can take up to a year to get feeling back, but I know a lot does start to make its way back in that 4-8 weeks post op. I think I just need to stop worrying about it, but it's hard.
I've dropped a little more weight. Sitting at 123 right now, which is about 11-12lbs down post op. I haven't been eating much. Trying, but it's hard. Just haven't been in the mood for anything and haven't been super hungry. Had a few bad hunger fits, but they go away pretty fast with some sparkling water or something. Honestly, it feels great being my comfy weight again. No bloating, no muffin top, and my clothes fit again. Thank goodness!! AND... I can see my abs again. Under all the bloating and little layer of fatty muffin top on them, they were still under there! I can't wait to tone up when I get cleared to work out. I've been wanting this body back for 3 years now, so at least something good is coming out of this forced diet!
Overall I am feeling pretty good. Get tired easily still, which is probably calorie intake still. I've been so bad at getting enough in. I've probably had about 300-400 calories today and the day is almost over. I really need to do better with that. It's not good for a body that is healing. I'm taking liquid b-12 and multi, so at least I still have the nutrients from that. And in other news-- I graduated to drinking out of a regular cup! I'm not super drooling and spilling all over the place, which is awesome! I might even try doing my soup out of a cup tonight. I also spent a night on my couch instead of the lazyboy last night. It was still not the most comfy since I can't pop over on to my sides (which I want to do so badly!!!), but it was a nice change. I can't wait to sleep in my bed again.
Here's a few shots from the last few days. Goal for the weekend is getting more calories in. Hopefully I get super hungry and want to get something in!