Too Much Driving and 8 Week Post-Op!


Today the husband and I made the long trek up North to see the oral surgeon and to see if the doctor is pleased with the results. Unfortunately, the doctor is a 2 hour and fifteen minute drive away and my appointment was at 8am. Which means I had to get up at 5am. I don’t do early mornings very well, especially if I was up until 11:30 the night before playing games (I know it is my own darn fault… but you just get sucked in). Because of the super early morning, we decided to grab something on the road. I ended up getting a small peppermint mocha made with skim milk and the husband and I split 10 munchkins (I had 4 and he had 6). Not the best choice in the world but I wasn’t sure how I could handle biting into a sandwich and driving. I did feel proud of myself knowing that in the past, the husband and I would have split a 20 box (most likely evenly). That was a lot of calories. Those little munchkins really add up! The sugar was a good enough boost to get me feeling energetic on the drive up there, though. I was a little bit nervous about what the doctor would say. I have been doing my jaw exercises, but didn’t know if it was progressing as fast as it should be.

The doctors are pretty ecstatic with the results! I backslid a little bit but that is to be expected with the muscles adjusting, and it was a pretty severe move of the jaw. We took my “after pictures” that were so dramatic compared to my “before” shots that they are actually going to use my picture to convince other people who may need the surgery as well. YAY! It is awesome to see that I actually have a jaw now!

After the appointment, we met up with some friends in the area for a second breakfast/early lunch. The doctor gave me the go ahead to experiment with all foods now, so I decided to get my first breakfast sandwich in ages. I ended up getting an egg white biscuit with a slice of Canadian bacon on it, a 100 calorie hash brown, and a bottle of water.

When it was time to go home, I was really feeling the lack of sleep. I was utterly exhausted and so was the husband (since he was in the same boat). I had planned to go jogging as soon as I came home, but ended up having a small Thanksgiving bowl (a 530 calories dish I invented with Thanksgiving leftovers) and got on the computer to write a blog post instead! Food wise, I am at where I should be… around 1330 calories. Mostly I am craving things because I am tired… so I am just going to try to take it as easy as possible and avoid eating empty calories just because I am feeling a little low! I know once I get a good night’s rest under my belt, I will be good to go tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow morning, I plan on spending some time with my horse, Daisy and then go on a small jog to make up for my lack of activity today.

Do you have any goals you want to accomplish before the week is done?


5 thoughts on “Too Much Driving and 8 Week Post-Op!

  1. I must say, I am so blown away with how well you’ve taken the surgery/recovery. I know we don’t actually know each other, but I still am just so impressed with what a positive attitude and continued commitment you’ve had to healthy living through it all! Also, don’t feel bummed about the munchkins; I think having treats like that is fine every once in a while, as long as it doesn’t become a habit.

    If you’re comfortable sharing (and it’s totally okay if you’re not!) what was the surgery fixing? I just got curious because of the before/after picture talk.

    • Yay thank you! And I am trying to cut back on the sweets! It has been very difficult!

      And I had jaw surgery to correct an extreme overbite. Basically I was just chewing on my molars and I have worn them down to the point they are almost completely flat! So I really needed the surgery so I could use all my teeth to chew properly. Also, because of the position of my lower jaw, when I got stressed out and would grind my teeth, I would get extreme migraines. High school was a total pain. I hardly went because I was always sick!

      • I also get grinding-induced migraines. I went from getting like one migraine a year to five in one summer. Lucky for me I can just wear a night guard. I’m glad they could correct your problem, even if it had to be through surgery; better than living in pain your whole life.

      • Yeah my gag reflex is too bad for night guards and also if I didn’t have the surgery, I was going to need dentures or go on a permanent soft food diet by my thirties. So yay surgery!

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