Sunday, 9 June 2013

Fourteen Weeks Post Surgery

It's fourteen weeks post surgery and just four weeks until I get my braces removed. I almost don't believe it as write it. My excitement in on a level that can't even be measured. It's crazy to think back to the day I got them on and they felt so big I could barely close my lips together, at that point removal was so far away it wasn't even worth thinking about.

Finally all the blisters and infection in my mouth have cleared up. It's such a relief. I used having the infection as a pretty good excuse not to wear my elastics at night time as I am supposed to and currently I am still not wearing them. I know I really should but I've been rationalizing it in my head. I figure I can live happily with the tiny tiny gap that is still there plus the retainer I will be wearing will help to continue the closure.

I have been having lots of random pains in my jaw this week but by now I'm so used to them I don't even consider them painful anymore, they're just little reminders of the journey I have been on and how far I have come.

As nothing much has been changing from week to week I have decided it's time to adjust to monthly updates or updates should anything significant in the jaw world happen. This means that the next time I blog I will officially be BRACE FREE.

So readers have an awesome June, Keep Smiling and always remember life is better at the beach.

Liz :)


  1. How do you feel about smiling? I'm around day 40 and I'm wondering when that day will come!

  2. Hello,
    Smiling took a while to come, it started off very wonky as I'm sure you are aware. I could smile normally around 6-7 weeks so you're nearly there.
    Once I could smile again, not smiling became impossible!