Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Not what I expected.

I'm currently still in the hospital waiting for my doctor to discharge me, I have a couple for hours I think. Last night was a lot harder than I expected and it just seemed to drag on and on. Finally this morning around 1:00 I was able to go to the bathroom and end how with me throwing/coughing up blood.

My surgery was about there hours long and as of right now I still don't know many deals. Before they took me to operating room they have me my "I just don't care" drugs that make me forget anything from then to when I was in the recovery room. By the time I was brought to my room it was 1:00 in the afternoon. I remember a guy helping me out in recovery that asked me if I spoke Spanish and then wished me good luck, at least I think I remember that.

My face is also a lot more swollen and stiff than I expected. When I look at myself in the mirror, I scare myself. Lol. Makes me wonder what I am going to look like on day 3 and 4. Yikes! I also woke up with what I thought was a splint in my mouth, but turned out to not be your average splint. The right side of my jaw was hurting so I had the nurse cut a couple of elastics and after an hour or so of sleeping I realized that my "splint" came out. Now I can't really close my mouth all the way since then and since my cheeks are so stiff.

I'll update you guys later after I get discharged and am back in my hotel room getting comfortable.

Monday, March 11, 2013

It's almost time.

The big day is finally here! I'm just sitting in my hospital bed with my IV and my mom in the chair next to me. To be honest I'm not even nervous. I'm still waiting for my surgeon and the anesthesiologist to come talk to me. I'll update you guys after surgery. Thank god for my iPhone because that will let me keep you guys updated. I post a new video on my YouTube, but my phone doesn't let me add it to my post. I guess my iPhone can't do everything.

I'll add my before pictures below.

Monday, March 4, 2013

New surgery date.

Good morning everyone. My new surgery date is next Monday the 11th. Only one week away which isn't too bad. The plan right now is to drive up today (already on the road) for the funeral (it's tomorrow) and then just stay with family until Sunday. In Sunday we will go to Seattle and then Monday have my surgery.

My surgeon wasn't schedule to do surgeries next Monday, but he was willing to do mine due to the circumstances. I'll update you guys later.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Change of events.

It looks like I won't be able to have my surgery on Monday. Early this morning we found out that my mom's dad past away. He hasn't been doing well for a while now, but it's unfortunate that it had to happen right before my surgery. I called my surgeon's emergency line to leave him a message asking if I could reschedule my surgery. I'm just hoping that A) I can reschedule because I don't want to be selfish and make a family member miss out on his funeral and B) That I don't have to wait forever to get a new date.

This was not what I was wanting to wake up to, but at least it happened before my surgery and not right after my surgery and I'm super swallow.

I'll update you guys when I know more. 

3/2/13 10:57 am: I talked to my surgeon and he said it's possible to have my surgery on Friday instead, but I have to call his office Monday morning and talk to his scheduler.

Yesterday I made another YouTube video about my surgery.