Monday, October 4, 2010
Hello! Its been a while since I've updated you all! Miss me? Of course you did. :) Anyway, I suppose the reason for not updating everyday is because there just isn't much to tell....and for those of you still in your first few weeks, I know that's a wonderful thing to hear. There is light at the end of the tunnel! Life really has gone completely back to normal. There are things that I notice are different or strange because of my surgery, but they don't affect my everyday things anymore. When I went to Mayo for my 6 week follow-up appointment I had a blood test, and the results said my hemoglobin was a little low, so that explained my tiredness...But that was a few weeks ago now, and already I'm feeling better. My hemoglobin was reaaallly low right after surgery, which was one of the reasons why walking up a set of stairs was an impossible thing...But blood is an amazing thing and now its back to normal. All I have to say here is we have an amazing God who knew what He was doing when He designed the human body. Everything works together to completely perfectly! The healing process is one of the most incredible things you'll ever see....don't even try to tell me its the result of random chance, unless its part of some sort of comedy routine or something. :) Anyway.... I'm pretty much eating everything now. I haven't bit into an apple or anything yet....But you're not supposed to do that with braces on anyway. I did chew my first piece of gum a few days ago, though. I was so proud of myself. It was a little awkward though. Chewing is a kind of weird thing right now and I'm going through a re-learning process. Who'd have thought at 18 years old I'd be learning how to chew? Crazy! =P As far as numbness goes......the left half of my chin & lower lip are still 100% numb with absolutely no apparent signs of up and coming life. I'm not sure at what point I should start worrying about it. The right half feels a little weird, but feeling has been back a couple weeks...Whats going on with the left? hmm? I still get those annoying tingles every now and then too.....And you can't scratch them because you have no feeling! Torture! But anyway. Thats life. 95% normal, 5% weird.