I really got to test myself in terms of how much energy I had and just how much I could (and couldn't) do in three days. We managed to power through the majority of the iconic sights of Sydney, but while we took the car to most places, it still caught up on me big time. If I'm honest, I probably pushed myself a little too far. The swelling on my face has been going down rapidly and I am speaking better than ever, but I need to remember that I am still recovering and only just over a week out of the operating theatre. So my advice would be to listen to your body and take small steps. And if you do go out for a full day make sure you take extra smoothies with you for in-between meal snacks.
I'm slowly seeing the changes to my jawline and loving my much shorter face and squarer jaw. Because my upper jaw was taken upwards, it means that my mouth now naturally sits in the closed position. Prior to surgery I had to consciously close my mouth. And even then it looked odd.
Here are a couple of pictures (taken on day 9, 25th October) of my progress so far.
|You can see that my jawline and chin have taken on a new shape|