Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 4

It feels like I'm getting close to the "it was worth it" stage.

A lot of numbness, but I am getting the itchy and tingly feelings on lower jaw. One side is still bigger than the other (my right). It keeps switching in pictures depending on how I take them on my iPhone.

I will be a whole lot happier when my nose clears. It really sucks having a dry mouth throughout the night. And I'm hoping that will alleviate some of the pressure I feel in my head.

I left the hospital yesterday afternoon and am very happy in the hotel. I am by myself now until this afternoon when my mom gets here. It's probably good that I have to move around so much.

I have to admit I've been sleeping pretty good. I even got 8 hours the night before surgery. It seems I sleep in 2/2.5 hour cycles. Where I wake up to drink water for my parched mouth and to take my ibuprofen (every 6hrs). I was even able to watch an episode of Mad Men and Downton Abby yesterday. Which doesn't seem like an achievement but it was!

Today is Pumpkinfest in Keene. I can hear the loudspeaker from the town square in my room. I'd like to get out today and take a look.

Anyway thanks for your support and well wishes!


Pics are from just now. A bit more swollen than last night.


  1. Amanda, I am on day 4 as well, but no bruising yet! I kind of wish I was, as I feel like its a sign of getting closer to the end. I have been applying a lot of heat on it for now, not sure if that's been helping at all.
    I can relate to the dry mouth.. wow it is the worst. Also, I am tired of the uncomfortable feeling in my nose from my sinuses. Wishing you the best!

  2. Hi Nancy,
    I'm finally clear in one nostril. Took a steamy shower this morn and tried to inhale as much steam as I could. Then stood over the bathroom sink later that day w/a hot washcloth ended my nose. Finally one side deposited a disgusting clot. But I can breathe!

    Also, I think I'm really day 5, but most bloggers count surgery as day zero and the next ad day one... So you should have some nice bruising tomorrow;)