Anyway, here's the Vlog. Forgive the nasty looking teeth. I'm cleaning as best as I can, but there is only so much you can do since 1.) The splint is covering up a lot of my top teeth, 2.) I can barely open enough to get even a finger in when I take my bands off, 3.) I still have fresh stitches all over and I am afraid to just go to town with a brush all up in my mouth, and 4.) I've just been brushing light with a peroxide/water mixture. I'm still not wearing make up or doing my hair, but I don't care. Not here to win Miss America right now! I've honestly barely had enough energy to get up off the couch and clean my teeth let alone get all dolled up. We're definitely not at that point yet!
Anyway.... down to the residual puffiness that will stick around for a another 1-2 months if all goes the same as last time. Bruising is looking much better. Numbness is decreasing in my upper face and cheeks. Chin/lip still numb but not that fat feeling dead numb anymore. No major nerve pains yet, but I'm on the look out for it. I think they hit me hard around 2-3 weeks post op last time. My teeth are all sensitive again like last time, so I am sure the nerve pain is right around the corner. Still all drooling and muffled when I talk, but that is pretty much going to be this way until I get out of the total banding and splint configuration on the 14th, which will be just under a month post op, so I am proud of myself for sticking this out for a lot longer this time!