January 27, 2012

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, there's just one week to go!

Today was my pre-op day, and I spent a looooong day at the hospital going from waiting room to sitting/waiting in a chair in a hall, to another waiting room... et cetera. I had blood drawn for pre-surgical tests and impressions made of my bite (big apologies to the tech whose job I surely made more challenging what with all the gagging). Measurements taken, umpteen questions asked (both hospital staff and me asking questions), and x-rays done.

I am soooo glad I took with me a fully charged Kobo and Blackberry today. I read about 40% of "The Help" and kept in touch with hubby and some friends via BBM. I sat in one particular waiting room alternately reading and watching the snow blowing around outside.

By the time I made it home I was exhausted and chilled to the bone. A nice hot shower and some snuggles from the dog and I am feeling quite a bit better. It will be a nice early night tonight, and I can't help but wonder how I'll feel a week from tonight while I am in recovery after my surgery.

After chatting with the surgical resident this morning, she said that until they do a mock surgery with the models they make from my impressions she said they can't determine if they're doing both the LeFort (upper jaw surgery) and the BSSO (lower jaw surgery). There is a chance I could just have the BSSO which would mean less hospital/recovery time. I had to sign a consent form stating that when the surgeon gets in there, there is a possibility for genioplasty even though the chance is super slim.

So now, with one week to go before surgery, I have answers to most of the questions I had and I have a list of things I want to get done this weekend to get my house (and my fridge) in order for next Friday!



  1. I'm so glad I found your blog, can't wait to see your results!:) good luck for your surgery, it's so soon I'm jealous mines in July probably at the earliest! I can't wait for it It'll be so amazing to be able to bite down and have all my teeth meeting
    From Rosa

  2. Thank you for your words Rosa! I hope your own surgery results are everything you hope for!