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Well then! We've made it to the actual eve of my double jaw and genioplasty surgery day. Tomorrow, July 20th, sees my admission to The Harley Street Clinic, London, for the biggest surgical reshuffle of my life, and I want to take everyone with me.
If you're not completely aware of what's going on with my face, you can catch up HERE in my previous posts.
My surgery in short is a Bimaxillary Osteotomy which involves the movement and re-positioning of both jaws to fix my open, crossed bite and mild "long face deformity", with added Genioplasty to create a new balanced chin, post jaw re-positioning, to add better symmetry and help toward correcting a narrowing of my airways.
Sure! I have them! No doubt about that one at all! I've made a few mistakes in my choice of articles to read online which cover the procedure, so naturally the gore and horror parts stick in my mind a little.
The thing is though, those scary chunks of straight talk fall quite far to the back of my head regardless, because aside from the gloom of the reported TERROR OF RECOVERY: WEEK 1(!!!), no matter what you read, everyone says how worthwhile and life changing it is when the results are in.
Rules To Note [Medication & More]
For anyone undergoing major surgery whereby a night or more is required in hospital, you need to abide by some rather strict rules before the procedure takes place.
What To Take [Staying The Night In Hospital].
My surgery requires a 2 night stay in hospital. The trick is to travel light. You're not going to be wanting to enjoy watercolour painting, a gym sesh, or anything like that, so go for everything self care related. Keep it simple!
As you'll read all over the place in any 'double jaw surgery blog', the first week is going to be quite a challenge for a few reasons.
Above all, stay strong! OBVIOUSLY I'm writing this as someone who hasn't yet had the operation until Thursday ticks over, BUT you must remember how important it is to action "mind over matter" mentality. A stable mind sets stable foundations for physical challenges, and can work wonders in both action and in getting back to wellness.
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