Yesterday was good. Today was even better. I managed kind of a smile. The sun came out today and I had my first solo trip out today. Went to see the Orthodontist for the first time since the surgery. Drove myself. Everyone in the office was nearly giddy with excitement to see me. All the assistants wanted to see how my face turned out. They were more excited about my face than I am. I'm not used to it yet. Dr. Y. says I still have a little swelling that needs to come down, so I'm not seeing the final result yet. He took x-rays and photos today. He showed me today's photos and x-rays as well as the initial ones he took in June 2009 and the ones after my lower jaw widening surgery last year. Pretty amazing. My teeth line up now and my airway is about three times as large as it was. No wonder I don't snore anymore.
After my doctor visit, I had my first coffee since the surgery. Think about it, if you can't feel your lower lip or your chin, drinking hot coffee or tea is pretty dicey. I went to a drive-thru Starbucks and got a soy latte. Then, because I wasn't sure I could drink it while driving without spilling it all over me, I parked and took a sip while looking in the mirror to make sure I didn't miss my mouth! First sip was heaven. Second sip I must have gotten cocky. It splattered all over my black raincoat. I took it easier after that.
I had a really big day today. I managed to run all my errands, orthodontist, bank and grocery store. Then after lunch I made a big pot of spicy carrot lentil soup. I really need to get more fiber in my diet and I love this soup. Pretty tired now. Going to rest until dinner.