The last time I posted was about 3 weeks ago. Not too much has happened those last 3 weeks. Just the waiting game and the healing. Things having been healing very well and I cannot believe its already been about 6 weeks since I had my surgery. I've seen my surgeon again in those three weeks because I've been having slight discomfort. She had my remove my rubberbands a week after surgery and to have me wear them at night. However when I went to see her the right side of my jaw was somewhat swollen on the inside but no infection, so she had my put the rubber bands back on again and to come back in 4 days. On Monday I went back and she said everything looked good but to the keep the rubber bands in for more support. Not my favorite idea but I did as she told as I want get through this process as easily as possible. The more I listen to my doctor the better everything will be.
Today I saw my orthodontist and everyone in the office was telling me how amazing I look and how great my smile is looking. During this appointment my ortho said everything is looking great and he wants to me wear two more rubber bands on top of the two I have in the front of my mouth. My back teeth don't completely touch but its pretty minor so I he has be wearing the bands to pull the teeth together. I'm glad after 6 weeks we are finally moving on to the next step. I just need a little adjustment on my lower teeth and then everything will be perfect. Now all these bands in my mouth are pretty uncomfortable. I can feel the pressure all the way in my temples. It almost feels like my teeth are being pulled downward. But again, unlike in the past I am listening to my orthodontist and doing everything correctly.
As for eating this past few weeks because I'm sure you all have been wondering. I haven't really thought about food that much or worrying. I've had a break down a few days ago saying I'm tired of eating the same crap but overall I've been doing good. Mostly been drinking the Boost still and living on instant mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, yogurt and smoothies. However, today at work I had meat loaf and real mashed potatoes with gravy. The meatloaf was soft enough that I was able to eat it without chewing (which Im still not allowed to do) It was by far the best meal I had in weeks!!!!
On the 14th I'll be seeing my surgeon again. That'll put me at almost 7 weeks post. I'm almost there. Almost at the 8 week mark. That doesn't mean I'll definitely be able to chew food again but hopefully by doctor would be giving me the okay to eat a little bit more than I already have. Wish me luck!