Thursday, September 11, 2008
Princess Spud ...
What do you guys think? See a resemblance?
My swelling continues to go up ... just when I couldn't imagine it getting any more swollen. I made an appointment for MLD Therapy tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes. I think the long walk today wore me out, so I have been taking it very easy since then. I have switched from the ice packs to heat packs (rice socks), they feel good on the face but I really don't think they help with the swelling.
For those of you who have gone through orthognathic surgery, did you gain weight before you lost it? I just find this so incredibly odd. Yesterday I was 6 lbs heavier than when I left my house for the hospital, and I have gained another pound since yesterday! I am drinking lots and lots of liquids, but it just seems crazy I seem to be retaining so much water. My mom called my OS to make sure that was Ok, and it seems that it is, I just have not seen it happen to anyone yet.
Bruising is minimal, I have 2 dark dots on the bottom of my chin, but I am not sure if that will continue to progress as time goes by. I have been keeping arnica gel on it, so hopefully that is keeping the black and blue at bay.