day 12; it's all downhill from here

Back at this again!  Have been feeling more productive now that I'm able to be a little more physically active.  Friday morning was my boyfriend's convocation (graduating with his bachelor of health science; specialist in kinesiology) so proud!  I made my first public appearance on Friday.  I'm feeling more willing to be in public now that swelling has gone down a lot (not completely yet though).  

Updates in terms of my progress, no pain anymore, even my wrists and hands don't really bother me all that much anymore, so I'm planning on starting my ukulele learning this week.  Can't start biking yet though, face is still sensitive to bobbing movements.  I also managed to eat mashed potatoes the other day, hahaha.  Let me tell you, it's possible!  However, I felt slightly lightheaded from having to suck the mash potatoes through my teeth/braces; oh well it was worth it :P.  My advice is to make sure the potatoes are extremely well blended.  I had a second attempt at mash potatoes yesterday that didn't go well because it came with the skin in it.  Normally I like when potato skins are in the mash, but obviously, didn't go so well with being wired shut.  

Today is a bright and sunny day that I'm going to take full advantage of by going to my cousin's house for some swimming.  By swimming, I mean, standing since I don't know how well I'd do swimming like this...  Also, starting tomorrow, I'm going to start light exercising again.  I really miss exercising, and I've been withering away since surgery.  The last time I was under 110 lbs was when I was in elementary school.  At least 8 years since, I'm now 109.  Before surgery I was 122-125.  Last week I was a meager 105, but since I've been making sure to drink more I'm slowly gaining again.  GOOD!  Can't wait to get back into healthy shape!  That's all for today guys, here's a couple of pics to show you my face progress. 

This and the next pic is from bf's convocation, day 10, right side of my face is still more swollen then the left, but definitely considerably smaller than previously.  

In certain angles, it's hard to notice the swelling.  

This is from day 11, went to movies to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 with the bf (in the back), my sister and her daughter, my beautiful almost 5 year old niece.  As you can see in this picture better, right side is still more swollen.  However, you can start to see my cheekbones again.  Also, this is as much of a normal looking smile as I can muster yet.  I've tried smiling with teeth but I can barely open my mouth still with all the stitches yet.  I'm getting there though! 


xjenbenz said...

Hey Kat! I hope you're doing well.

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Fatherine.Ku said...

I'm getting jaw surgery at the end of this month, and if I can look as good as you on Day 12 I would be SO happy!!

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