The musings of a fourth year English medical student

Sunday, 31 July 2016

ONE YEAR SINCE DOUBLE JAW SURGERY

It is nuts to think that a year ago today, on 31st July 2015 I had my operation.





Initially, I regretted my decision. The pain was immense and I felt as if I couldn't communicate with people. I did not feel well treated by the NHS staff when I was in the high dependency unit. Then there was the liquid diet. After about 2 weeks I was ravenous. 

But today I can say how glad I am for having this operation. I now have so much more confidence. I am in no pain, with the exception of the odd mild jaw ache if I have been talking a lot. I feel completely transformed by this procedure and I can't really put into words how life changing this experience has been.

Was extremely painful and stressful? Yes. But was it worth it? Yes.
The day of the operation
Immediately after the operation

6 months post bimaxiliary osteotomy
Thank you so much everyone for your love and support through this difficult process. This is my proudest accomplishment so far, and I'm so glad I'm through the other side!

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