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Day 15 After Oral Surgery

I'm doing so much better. I still have that burning, tingling sensation in my chin and my bottom lip is numb. I'm so thankful I don't have to use the syringe anymore. I can now drink all my meals from a cup. Yahoo!

I am now sleeping in my room. I no longer have to sleep sitting up. I am able to lay my head down on two pillows. I'm not completely back to normal with how I sleep. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll be able to sleep curled up again.

Two nights ago was the first time I slept on my own bed. I woke every time I needed to move. I think because I was scared that I'd hurt my swollen or numb areas. The second night I didn't wake as much. I don't like the blankets to touch my chin though because of the weird sensation and although my chin is numb, it hurts.

I drink lots of water via Rasberry Passion Tea. I am drinking at least 8oz of Dark Chocolate Pure Almond milk a day. This provides me with 45% of my daily calcium and lots of other good  vitamins like 50% of B12. My bottom lip may be numb but I can now drink with a cup and I don't have to feel where my lip is first.

The burning, tingling, sensation in my chin is a bother but what can I do. I hear it can take up to 6-12 months for all my nerves and such to it normal state. If one still has numbness at the end of 12 months, then most likely it will be permanent. At first I was a bit bummed about this but again, no use fretting. If you all will be so kind and continue to pray for everything to get back to normal I'd most appreciate it. I don't want to be numb for the rest of my earthly life.

I rinse my mouth out with peroxide, water, and mild mouthwash rinse at least four times a day. I don't want to get an infection.

The area around my nose gets really oily. I'm not sure why but it does. In the morning I shower and gently wash my face. Later in the day when it's oily I just gently rub it with a tissue. My cheeks are sore so if I put too much pressure it hurts. My nose feels really weird. I forgot to mention that it's sort of numb as well.

I found this site, it may be helpful for anyone who will have surgery. A young man documents his first 90 days after surgery.

Well that's it for today!

Blessings,
Linda<><

2 comments

  1. Linda, so good to hear that you are feeling better and sleeping in your own bed. God be praised! :)

    Still praying for your chin and believing that you will heal quickly...

    Much Love,

    Dee

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