I drank water as soon as I could and drank some chicken broth and grape juice. I tried cranberry juice and beef broth for dinner, but they didn’t taste good. Breakfast was a chocolate milkshake, oats and OJ, some of which I ate. It’s hard to tell when I get full, so I stop eating early so I don’t get sick.
As you can tell from the picture, I don’t have a splint or rubber bands (yet). I can open my mouth and I could talk once I woke up in the PACU. I’ve had minimal pain (I didn’t use the morphine machine after four hours post-op). I have had many, many nosebleeds, but they’ve stopped now.
I’ve been very surprised about how smoothly this has all gone. I expected much worse. My surgeon said that I’m “made out of really strong stuff” in my jaw and skull area, which likely is why I’m doing so well.
Lefort I and wisdom teeth removal, check. Rest and recovery starts now.