Saturday, March 7, 2009

My Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery

What a week, and can I just say what on earth was I thinking? I had my upper and lower jaw surgery at Utah Valley Regional on Monday with the surgeon saying that I would probably only have to stay 2 days in the hospital. I actually came home (and didn't step into the house) until 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening. I feel pretty weak and look, well, lets just say that a mug shot of a person in jail generally looks better than I do.

To say that my face is swollen is the understatement of the year, but I'm starting to feel a little better. Yesterday morning my pulse was recorded at 34 and I having this weird sense of vertigo. Since the entire top of my jaw was moved forward, my nose has been bleeding quite a bit and when its not bleeding, it drips like a 2 year old who doesn't know how to wipe. Its strange, but I can't feel most of my chin, lips, and cheeks. When I get feeling a little stronger, I'll post some before and after pictures.

I appreciate all of the help that has been given to us this week! Especially to my wonderful in-laws who have stepped in to help with the kids as much as possible. I don't know what I would have done without them.


Sheena said...

Oh man that sounds awful. Wish I was there to help too. Hope you feel better soon and heal quickly.

Janice & Don said...

I'm glad to know that you are feeling somewhat better. At least your not still in the hospital! Get better soon... so you can come with us to the expo. I'll be totally sad if you don't come!

Dan & Calli Ellinger said...

That sounds very painful! I hope you can heal quickly! Let me know if you need anything.

Tiffany said...

Get feeling better!! If you need anything let me know. Take care.