Tag Archives: Orthognathic Treatment

6 Months Post Surgery

Thursday Today was the day… I celebrated 6 months after surgery and one week out of braces. 6 months ago today, this was my first post-op photo… 22nd June 2020..nice chipmunk effect… 29th June 2020… This was yesterday… Yay, it’s … Continue reading

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In the Orthodontic ‘Stadium’

Tuesday Today was the day… I had one of my final orthodontic visits. I am in the orthodontic ‘stadium’, meaning, I am nearly at the finish line. As I have peered at my teeth while flossing and putting on the … Continue reading

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Surgeon Visit

Tuesday Today was the day… I saw the surgeon for the (almost) last time. We had a good chat. He’s very happy with me and only would like to see me once my braces come off in (hopefully not more … Continue reading

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Friday Today was the day… That in 1979,  I invited Jesus into my heart. What a day that was to be. A day that I took the tiniest little step of faith and prayed a prayer that I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Photo Update

Monday Today was the day… I really struggled with what feels like serious sunburn on my lip. It’s the sensation after the operation that will pass, but it woke me up a couple of times in the night. The only … Continue reading

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Out & About on a Sunday

Sunday Today was the day… That began with a walk around the block. This was the first exercise since my operation and I have to admit, I was tired doing this minor not quite 3km walk. I went down to … Continue reading

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A Fragile Day

Thursday Today was the day… That started as a fragile day. The thing with surgery, especially if it’s quite major is you have to prepare for at least one or more difficult days. For me, today was one. From the … Continue reading

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Post Op Visit to the Surgeons

Tuesday Today was the day… I saw both my surgeons. They are so great. The lead surgeon is Professor Johan Reyneke.  I was his 8983rd operation – that’s 17 to go before he has done 9000 and today I learned … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 4

Saturday Today’s the day that…. Is said to be the worst for discomfort after orthognathic surgery. I woke up at about 1am with quite a lot of pain and took two of the breakthrough pain pills. I slept until 7am … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 3

Friday Today was the day… I celebrated 3 days post surgery. They say with this surgery, Day 3 & 4 are the worst. I think because you come home on day two, the meds have worn off and you now … Continue reading

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Home After Surgery

Thursday Today is the day…. I got home from the hospital after a very successful operation to realign my jaw. For 40 years this has needed to be done and now it has been! The operation was quicker than expected … Continue reading

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Up To Roof Height

Tuesday Today was the day… Echo build got up to roof height. Julian’s floor got some framing and it looks amazing… Walls and roof trusses… It looks like this when you come up the stairs… I think Werner is going … Continue reading

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Visit to the Surgeon

Tuesday Today was the day… I went to see the surgeon. This was actually the pre-op visit. The next time I see him should be just before 8am on Wednesday 17th June when I greet him groggily from my pre-medicated … Continue reading

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Surgery Date!

Wednesday Today was the day… I got a date for jaw surgery! 😁 Yesterday I emailed the surgeon’s practice and this morning I got the rapid response.  The next available date for surgery is Wednesday 17th June, so my berth … Continue reading

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Surgeon’s Quote

So the next quote has arrived for my  journey.  For the surgeon and his assistant to do the jaw op will be R25000. Tomorrow I must get hold of the hospital and the anaethetist  to get their estimate. Then I’ll send … Continue reading

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