Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 175 - Life Goes On

Hi everyone! It's day 175 (which means my last few posts somehow got totally mislabeled), and I'm feeling really good. Since my most recent surgery, things in my life have been slow and uneventful. I've been quite lazy the past week, only getting out to go to the store, or visit friends in NYC. It seems that my last two breaks from school have been devoted to surgery and recovery. Oh well, that means the next one will be that much more special :)

The most frustrating bit now that the pain is gone is the skin problems. Yep, just like last time, surgery and all the drugs they pumped me up with have wrecked total havoc on my skin. The inability to properly was my face (due to the tape on my nose) certainly doesn't help. Annoying as this may be, things could always be much, much worse, and so I have little to complain about.

My jaw these days is great. There's still a bit of cracking and crunching going on in the left, but unless I have the conscious urge to intentionally pop my jaw, I'm not going to worry. Considering where I was just one year ago, I'll take the odd click or crunch. No pain is a blessing I could never have imagined, and I won't cheapen it by desiring perfection.

I hope you're all doing well :) Thanks for reading.

As soon as I can find my memory card I'll post the pictures that I've taken over the holidays for all of you to see.

1 comment:

  1. Nora, I would love to see your photos once you find your card. Right now, I'm not loving my nose either. The tip of it is what I hate. It's wider, more nostrils show, and I have a tip that I didn't have before. It was more bulbous looking before but less nostrils, thinner, and not as long due to not having a tip. I hate it actually. When I smile, it looks really crooked (was crooked before surgery but without the tip, it didn't look that noticeable). Ugh... I hope I grow to like it. I know it's still early. I don't think there's a lot of swelling in the nose but there is in the cheek area next to it and upper lip. Maybe it will settle down a smidgen in a couple of months.

    How are you feeling?