Thursday, December 06, 2007

...and it went pop!

Today is the 5 week mark. I had my appointment on Tuesday. Monday night however, I woke up to go to the bathroom at 1am or so and for no particular reason I looked in the mirror and did a couple of iterations of smiling wide and then puckering.

It seemed rather tight just under my nose and I could feel it pulling. Then suddenly, mid smile, something went pop! Right under my nose.

I felt it. I heard it. But it didn't hurt. It actually felt kinda good, like I could move my lip easier.

One thing it did do was scare the crap out of me, and I began to worry that maybe it was a problem with the bone graft site. So I stopped moving my face and decided to just try to relax and take solace in the fact that I was going to see Dr T in the morning anyway. I arrived a few minutes early and thankfully it wasn't busy so they took me in early. I explained what I had experienced and Dr T said he was pretty sure it was just one of the deeper sutures and not to worry. Other than that he was happy with how things are looking. I asked about the elastics and he said they stay on for 8 weeks. So much for Christmas stuffing!

I got a haircut tonight. Not bad eh.