Sunday, March 10, 2013

Night Before Surgery

Hi everyone,

Well this is it.  My last night with a bad bite.  I guess I don't really have much to say but I wanted to at least make a post and load some final pics up.  Everyone keeps asking me the same questions pretty much.  What exactly am I having done.  How long will I be out for and how long is the surgery.  Am I nervous.  So I guess I'll answer those.

I'm having lower jaw surgery only.  My jaw will be moved back 2-3mm and to the right 1mm.  The jaw will be turned counter clockwise to go up and behind my front teeth like they are supposed to for the proper bite.  Both jaws should fit together like a puzzle piece.  The surgery is 2 hours long and I will be sedated for 3.  The surgery is at 8am and I have to be at the hospital by 6 am.  I don't even know if I'm gonna be able to sleep tonight.  I am staying over for one night and that brings me to the "am I nervous" question. 

The only thing I'm nervous about is being bored in the  hospital since I should be awake by like noon I think.  I'm just going to be laying there with nothing to do I feel like.  Perhaps I'm underestimating the power of the drugs they will give me since this is my first surgery ever.  A lot of people told me I will probably just sleep all day, but I'm the type of person that once I'm up, its very difficult for me to fall back to sleep.

The other thing I'm nervous about,and honestly I don't think it would be normal for any person not to be about this, but I'm nervous about the results.  The surgeon said that it is going to be very hard for people to notice any outside physical change to my face.  I feel like something has to and will change though even if its subtle and I just hope its for the better.  Otherwise I'm really not nervous about anything else.  I donate blood like 5-6 times a year so needles don't bother me at all so I wont have any problem "going under."

It's funny to me how impatient I've been with this whole process and now that the day is here I want to say wow that was really fast haha.  After this is over, I feel like it will just be a countdown until the day the braces come off, but I understand there is still a lot of orthodontic work that still needs to be done to fully fix my crossbite and get everything aligned.

If anyone is curious as to how long its been since I first got my braces on and doesn't feel like scrolling back to the first post like I've done viewing a lot of blogs I'll make it easy for you.  I got my braces on 12/1/12 and my surgery is 3/10/13.  15 months and ten days.  I feel like that is a little bit longer than normal, but I think I said before this ortho and surgeon are perfectionists so I guess I can't complain too much.

Alright well once again this is all new to me so I have no idea when I'll be good enough to post some pics along with an update but I will as soon as I'm able to. Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck!! Looking forward to hearing your progress post surgery.
    Cheers, Ellie

  2. Best of luck with your surgery. I'm currently in my gown waiting to be called to surgery, it's very exciting. I will look forward to seeing your progress!

  3. Good luck for surgery! Looking forward to seeing your progress and recovery! :) Emma. x

  4. Hope everything went well, look forward to seeing your update!

  5. Good luck :) Can't wait to hear how it all goes.
    The first week of recovery is a pain but it gets easier pretty quickly