Jaw surgery recovery has been incredibly difficult. It has been absolutely frustrating not being able to communicate. I know what words I want to use, but they come out all mumbled and unrecognizable because I’ve been wired shut. I feel myself mouthing the words, but the sounds come out differently.
Having a white board around helps, but I’m not patient enough to use it all the time. I can only communicate my frustration with glares, tears, and angry sounds.
My lips are noticeably less swollen than when I first returned home. The face is also not as swollen, but the bruising is getting worse. The pain’s kicking in as well, so I’m starting to take the Vicodin-equivalent in its prescribed dosage [was taking less before] and at regular increments. I want my body to focus on the healing, rather than on the pain.
Going to the acupuncturist tomorrow, so hopefully that’ll help speed things along!