The good, the bad, the ugly post...
I shall go in order since we all know how tidy and calculated I am (I make myself laugh sometimes)
I saw the ortho again last Wednesday and although he still couldn't move anything around yet, he says it's all healing up beautifully and he wants to see me every 2 weeks until we get back on program which is hopefully a total of 8 weeks from surgery day. My new instructions were to try to use my electric toothbrush again to get rid of the uneveness in my gums and start using Colgate Peroxyl mouthwash. I did a puppyface thing and conned like 25 free packages of this stuff from the front desk ;)
In other news, I'm back at work! So far I've definitely needed more food /energy/sleep but it's good to be back!
I saw Dr. S on Friday and after taking x rays and thinking everything looked good, he recognized that I had an infection where my plates are at. My sutures healed up just fine but my body may be rejecting the plates BUT NO WORRIES (his words, NOT mine). Meanwhile, I'm like almost in tears but we are somehow talking about his kid's costume while he gives me a prescription for a strong antibiotic for the next 10 days. The pharmacist took one look at me and said, "this is going to be a problem... you kind of need to eat a huge meal everytime you take this FOUR TIMES A DAY, oh, and it may give you diarrhea for the next three months..." NO BIG [insert eye roll here]
I know what you're thinking, infection, da poppy pants, what could get uglier? Lol, i guess I could have just those two into one. My swelling hasn't gone down AT ALL in 2 weeks but I'm hoping the antibiotics help. Will update soon! xoxo