Friday, August 28, 2009

Probably Shouldn't Write This

I'm sure by posting this update, I'm going to curse any progress I've made. While I can't offer that "Great, and I feel rested" post, I can say that the past few nights have been "better." Although I'm only sleeping 5-6 hours a night, I have felt better during the day. The headache's gone, I'm not as tired, and I'm gaining some weight :-(

As for the rest of the healing process, here's where things stand today:
  1. Chin, lower lip, upper gums, and palette still numb, and improving
  2. Occasional jaw popping when yawning
  3. Eating many more foods, but nothing that requires serious chewing. Bread crusts still require a fair amount of effort, and usually are too hard form me.
  4. Sensation returning to the teeth, but they still have that wooden feeling
  5. Speech has pretty much returned to normal.
  6. Jaw mobility pretty good laterally and about 30 mm vertically (I didn't measure what it was pre-MMA)
  7. Strength - Slowly returning. I'm riding 2-4 times a week, and it's getting a bit easier. Prior to the surgery, I could do 7 pull-ups. Now, I'm down to 3. I'll need to start weight training.