Sorry I didn’t post this yesterday, but I wasn’t feeling up to it.
The surgery took 3 hours and 10 minutes. I was supposed be in the recovery room for an hour, but I was I was in there for almost 3 hours. I just remember I was really tired so I kept dozing off.
Just as I did when I got my wisdom teeth taken out, as soon as I woke up I started bawling. I don’t know why. Anesthesia makes me emotional, I guess lol.
In the recovery room I was in a lot of pain. On a scale to 10, my pain was at a 8-9. The nurse kept giving me more and more pain meds, it took awhile to get the edge off. A couple hours passed it the pain was at a 5. I was having more pain in my upper jaw. It was hard to breathe because they stuck plugs in my nose because they cut into my nasal cavity… Which that causes nose bleeds. With breathing through my mouth, it got really dry. I had thick phlegm/blood in the back of my throat, and it was hard to swallow. They had me breathing through a oxygen mask that had moisture coming out of it, in hopes to make mouth less dry.
Towards night my pain was around a 1 or a 2. The pain was going away, but the soreness started settling in. Sleeping was hard. Mainly because it was hard to breathe and I was scared that phlegm was gonna choke me. I probably got 2.5 hours of sleep total. Waking up and dozing off several times.
This will give you a better idea of what I got: