Pictures documenting the past 18 days after my surgery with Dr. Larry Wolford to fix my Idiopathic Condylar Resorption. I had two TMJ total joint replacements, a Le Fort I, partial turbinectomies, and another procedure that removed bone that would hit my cheek bone and reattached major muscles that attach to my head.
Shea is feeling a little better today. She had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic yesterday, so she’s still feeling itchy and drugged. All in all she has more strength, and is able to make herself comfortable. Not choking nearly as much anymore, and she has been drinking Boost to try and get some calories in.
Shea is now 18 hours out of surgery, and doing much better then the previous night. She is able to drink water and eat baby food through a syringe as well. Lots of bruising on her ear, neck, cheek and jaw area, as well as good amount of swelling everywhere. Pain level is still pretty high, mostly because Shea doesn’t like the feeling of the morphine. Dr. Wolford will be by later tonight to check up on Shea, and to help Shea clear out her nose.
Shea just got released from the OR, and is in the recovery room for the night. It is better watched than the ICU, so they decided to keep her there over night due to the length of her surgery. She now has 2 new jaw joints and a new face. You’ll see Shea is in a lot of pain and discomfort due to the surgery, and I’m hoping she feels better through the night.
This wasn’t horrible… fitting large metal trays in my mouth was not fun for my jaw joints but all in all this was okay. It tasted like mint. The only time I got worried was when he took it out.. I really thought my braces were going to rip off. It was worse on the top than the bottom probably because I have such a high roof on my mouth.
Just as the upper jaw this wasn’t bad. I was sore after, but it taste like mint and is nothing compared to orthodontist appointments I have had. This one you get to see them take it out and the goo on my face. I realize I am motionless in these videos and find them pretty funny to watch… I don’t know I guess took it pretty serious.
This was just to get a fit of my bite. It did not taste bad or hurt or anything. It actually felt good because it felt like my teeth were touching… I haven’t felt that in years.
Tomorrow at 10:30 am I am having surgery for TMJ Total Joint Replacement to fix my Idiopathic Condylar Resorption. If you have any questions please ask and I will try my best to answer. Thank you for watching 🙂