Double jaw surgery soon: November 6, 2015

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In one week, I’ll be undergoing double jaw surgery to correct my Class 3 underbite.  My lower jaw will be moved backwards a few millimeters, while my upper jaw will be moved forward a few millimeters and widened by cutting it into three pieces.

After 23 hours of recovery in the hispital, I’ll start a few-week recovery process where my teeth will be held together by elastics of varying tensions.  I’ll be restricted to a liquid diet during the first few weeks.

I’m going to try to chronicle my journey here in hopes of helping others going through similar procedures.  I have found other jaw surgery-related sites and blogs, such as Graham Swan’s, and Jordan’s, to be useful in my recent research. While I haven’t been great at blogging consistently for the past few years, this effort can help others, so sitting here a week away from the surgery, my intentions are good!

Let’s see if I can stick to it!  I plan to kick this week off with a video of sorts, and some “before” photos.