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Life & Events > Embarking on Surgery as an Adult

Embarking on Surgery as an Adult

Ever think you're an adult? Some days I think of myself as a fully functional adult. Then other days, I am like hmm. I want my Mommy and/or Daddy. I am about to embark on a journey that is jaw surgery.

The technical term is orthognathic surgery. I need my lower jaw broken and moved forward to allign my bite properly. Today, I literally met with the third surgeon. I do believe that everything happens for a reason and believe I have found a winner-winner chicken dinner. We discussed insurance coverage, being ready for surgery etc. But perhaps the most valuable information I learned was from people in the waiting room. There were at least 5 ppl in the waiting room who had this same surgery either lower or double jaw surgery done. I was able to ask them and their caregivers questions about the surgery and recovery.

Seriously, I am feeling like 900% better. I will feel even more better if my Mommy can come for some of it. The parents of the kids (anywhere from 18 - 20ish) were talking about spending the night with their kids. I have no intention of having my mom or BF spend the night with me. Why? Hospitals are no fun. I don't have to make another person uncomfortable with me.

Anywho. That's all for now folks. Toodloo

posted on Aug 6, 2013 1:58 PM ()


Maybe someone doesn't need to stay around the clock, but you do need someone to stay with you in the hospital to look out for your needs. The hospital staff is too busy to: get ice, get water, push the call button, fluff your pillows, find a blanket if you are cold, see that your meds are correct and on time, talk to the doctors on your behalf, and so on. I know you know that surgery as an adult is much rougher than for young people - healing isn't as fast. Sending good wishes, and it'll be worth it!
comment by troutbend on Aug 7, 2013 2:18 PM ()
I sense a liquid diet in your future....that means JUICE CLEANSE!!!
comment by hawkwoman on Aug 7, 2013 11:49 AM ()
I already bought my juicer and have been trying out recipes~
reply by spicybitch on Aug 7, 2013 12:43 PM ()
I hope your Mom can come for part of it too. You should consider doing some batch/freezable cooking before, so in the recovery weeks you have meals ready to go. Consider pepacked smoothie bags in the freezer to pop into the blender anytime. My new favorite is green tea ice cubes for smoothies with fresh mint leaves and green powder. Might want to gather your favorite delivery menus... just in case.

Best of Luck!!!
comment by sexysadie on Aug 7, 2013 9:23 AM ()
Thanks chica!
reply by spicybitch on Aug 7, 2013 12:44 PM ()

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