Day 61

It’s been 2 months since the surgery, and so far it’s been much more manageable than the first month. I saw my orthodontist last month and my jaw needed to open more before getting any other work done.

There really isn’t anything else to report on. I’ve been on my own and haven’t been back to the orthodontist or my surgeon. Life is mostly back to normal and I can eat almost as many things as I could eat while in braces, except hard or crunchy things like fruits.

One thing that stood out for me this month was that I could eat a burrito without having to shove the entire thing in my mouth. I was able to use my front teeth to tear it apart (gently) for the first time in a very long time.

There’s still a lot of numbness in my upper gums but that’s to be expected. It doesn’t really affect any day to day activities. A month ago I could open my mouth about 1 finger wide, now it’s more than 3, which is a good sign that things are still healing.

I’m due to the orthodontist on the 29th so we’ll see what happens then.