It's the weekend again. The days don't feel as long as they did in the first few weeks. I'm continuing to feel more normal and have been chewing on chicken or fish with rice and vegetables every night for the last several days. It seems to be getting easier every day. I'm feeling more tingling in my lips. I hope it's a sign that feeling is returning.
Jason Erasmus - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Christchurch, New Zealand
My Double-Jaw Surgery Experience | One Year On | THUNDER AND THREADS
I'm currently sat on my bed with my laptop propped up on my lap. It's am and I am lost for words on where to even begin this post! This day, last year was by far the biggest, scariest and most rewarding day of my entire life thus far - at this very hour last year, I was lying in bed sick with nerves - counting down the mere hours until I left for the hospital. Who knew 12 months could go by so quickly? Many of you are aware that I underwent major double-jaw surgery on March 5th I developed a severe underbite as a young teen and I had it corrected through elective surgery.
Facial Numbness After Jaw Surgery, Explained By This Dental Specialist
The primary research hypothesis was that the magnitude and duration of the perceived burden from altered sensation reported by patients following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy BSSO and trauma to the third division of the trigeminal nerve is lessened when facial sensory retraining exercises are performed in conjunction with standard opening exercises as compared to standard opening exercises alone. A proportional odds model for the ordered multinomial response was used to compare the responses of the two exercise groups. The two exercise groups did not differ significantly at any postsurgical time in the perceived problem level from mouth or face pain. The difference between the two groups at each visit was not statistically significant for unusual sensations although the trend was for the sensory retraining group to have a higher likelihood of reporting fewer problems.
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