Monday, September 13, 2010
Day 40 - Snap
Today i snapped a rubberband for the very first time. It felt weird, but I enjoyed the freedom its absence gave me. I've come a long way since the old rubberband days. A very long way. The rubberband snapping is kind of exciting though, because this means that my jaw is gaining more mobility and is able to open wider than I could before. Progress!!! I can't wait to stretch my jaw open super wide again and for yawning to be more comfortable. I really dislike not feeling normal. After 40 days though, not feeling normal has almost become normal. *40 Days* That seems like so long... It certainly feels like forever. What a journey... Anyway, I'm not sure if this is really related to jaw surgery, but I certainly feel that I've relapsed a little in regards to my energy. Yesterday my family went on a bike ride that began in going up a pretty steep hill. I've gone up that hill hundreds of times and it's always been a drag. Its pretty much impossible to ride your bike up it, although a few years ago I was able to. I felt like i should have made it into the world record book or something. But anyway, after going up this hill I felt like i was going to die. I was breathing hard and nauseous and about ready to collapse. I was obligated to continue on the bike ride for another 2 hours, though. It was a very exhausting experience and upon returning back to the condo, I slept for about 4 hours until dinner. I really feel like I should have regained more of my energy back by now... My mother thinks I don't have enough iron in my blood and wants me to have a blood test when I go to Mayo for my 6 week appointment later this week. We'll find out what's going on then I suppose... Maybe I'm just really lazy and have let myself go this summer, though. I can see my blood test coming back with results that say something like "You're perfectly healthy and normal.....for a lazy couch potato who hasn't walked across the room in 6 months". I think I like blaming it on the jaw surgery better.