First of all, I’d like to apologize if some of this doesn’t make sense. I’m exhausted, but I want to keep you all in the loop.
I got a good night of sleep last night. It surprised me because almost every blog that I’ve looked at, said that it takes a week to two weeks to be able to sleep through the night. I slept about 6 hours, woke up, and dozed off again.
My face continues to get more swollen. Its actually swelling around my hooks and rubber bands that I have in my mouth. So every once in awhile, I take a Popsicle stick and trying to loosen what I can. So far, as I’ve been exploring my mouth, I’ve noticed stitches on my lower right side. I don’t think I want to see the upper jaw stitches.
I’ve been using one if those empty ketchup bottles to put water in. I’m not drinking nearly as much as I should. But I’m trying. Today I had a “boost” protein shake and 1/2 a fruit slush in a little cup.
My medications that I got prescribed:
*Antibiotic (to help against infections) I take it from a syringe type thing.
*a steroid (to help reduce swelling) that came in a pill form. First I tried it crushed up in some yogurt, SO disgusting. Even though its hard, I squirt some water in, drop the pills in and try to swallow them. It’s not as easy as you’d think. But if its gonna help, I gotta look past the nasty taste.
*pain meds (ibuprofen and another stronger pain med) I could take 30 ml of ibuprofen, but I’m trying to take as least as possible. This morning I just took 15ml. My pain is at a 1 or a 2. Tolerable.
*nasal spray- even though I said I didn’t want to use it, I have been using it and it is helping with the congestion. I can breathe a little from my nose, but I can take bigger deeper breathes through my mouth, so that’s just my choice. Today my nose hasn’t been draining as much as yesterday, that’s slowly stopping.
If some of you are wondering what the tape under my nose is for, it’s because when it’s swollen, my lip would be up my nose. It’s basically to keep my upper lip stretched and to help heal it in the right position. I was actually told that I could take it off tomorrow, but we’ll see.
TMI- I’ve been drooling a lot, it’s super attractive. Not. My mom got me one of those baby booger sucker things, so I can take it out. Sometimes it’s just easier to let it drain out in a bowl though lol. I feel a lot of gunk on the roof of my mouth and there’s still phlegm in the back of my throat.
Numbness- I’m definitely numb, but I can still feel everything. Its numb basically from my under my eyes and down to my chin. The good thing is I don’t have any completely permanent nerve damage. WOO! I’m able to control each part of my mouth, I can move my upper lip separately from my bottom lip. That’s another thing that most people can’t do this soon.
Weight- I’ve lost 6 lbs, I was 122, I’m at 116 right now. That’s to be expected.
I haven’t noticed any bruising yet. I’m sure that’ll be showing up very soon.