Monday, June 1, 2009


Okay, so this stage of healing really is harder than waiting for surgery. The first couple of weeks things change rapidly, improvements happen quickly. And now? The big stall where everything D-r-a-g-s on. Note the capital D.

I haven't written as not much really changes; nothing is tickling my funny bone & I hate to disappoint. A whole lot of boredom blah with random moments of cheer. I'm not unhappy, just...blah. My skin is still nasty. Residual swelling makes me look duckish and knowing it's here to stay for a bit is, um, something I have to get used to. I can do quite a bit more but get tired easily, yet sitting around is getting old. I'm antsy to get out and DO something, but part of me wants to hide out a bit longer.

The cold from my kids is great fun: Sneezing is even more fun than coughing. Do you know the PSI of your average sneeze? Through your MOUTH my friends, not your nose. Bite teeth gently to stabilize your jaw and let it out your mouth. Hold paper in front of face and marvel at the spray patterns. Pretty! Sneezy, coughy, stuffy. Blech.

My goal was to not lose any weight, and I'm proud of this accomplishment, but GAINING weight? Yeah, leave it to the over-achiever.

Aimee, I feel your pain. I'm developing allergies. I'm pretty sure the full body rash flares the worst with peanut butter (this and a banana in the chocolate shake SJP recommended is a flavour sensation! MMMmmm~TRY THIS!) but I'm not ruling out the banana and noticed the strawberry shake last night also sent me in search of Benadryl. I don't think the drugged out Benadryl hangover is helping my mindset.

I'm going for a good long walk outside in the morning to clear my head :)

~Daily Jaw~

Junk: Blech, Yuck, Blah
Assess: Time to regroup & refocus
Wow: I need to lighten up!


  1. Poor Kate-I feel for you! Hang in there, it should get better. I am not looking forward to the blahs-ugggghhh! I have missed your blogs & have worried about how you have been doing-so don't think you are boring us. I personally love your new look :o)
    Previously anon-now carmen

  2. AnonymousJune 01, 2009

    Hi Kate. I hope you feel better soon! You look beautiful in your pictures! Bless you! ~Katherine

  3. I know what you mean. I am so tired of this swelling. One would think it would be gone by now, but no, it's still here. I am sorry you are feeling down. I hope you feel better soon. Hang in there. BTW, You look great!!! : )

  4. I think I'm going to print off a pic of my face at it's puffiest, laminate it and wear it like a placard around my neck as a reminder, haha. :)

    Thanks ladies, and Carmen wonderful to 'meet' you with a name attached ;) OH! If we don't hear from you before, ALL THE BEST ON WEDNESDAY!!!! Will be thinking of you & praying all goes well *hug*

  5. BLAHS SUCK!!!!. Like, HUGE! Except blahs erase all the fun capitals and over used exclamation points til it comes our as a polite, "blahs suck". I think the puffy face placard is one of the best ideas you've had yet!!!! Can you have an Ice Cap yet?

  6. I am right there with you. I don't want to go out in public because I look swollen enough for people to notice and give me weird looks (especially when eating with my baby spoon in a crowded restuarant) but hiding out in my apartment or at my parents' just makes the blahs worse. Long sigh...

    Glad you liked my shake recipe, but sorry about the allergies/cold. I've had a couple of mouth sneezes and they are no fun. Yawning also makes me cringe, which I do a lot of considering I'm so "blah."

    Here's hoping things start looking up for us!

  7. Well, no life without blahs. :-)

    I am still waiting for my surgery and I totally understand your impatience.

    But looking at your pictures I see a lot of progress. Your lips and cheeks are not as swollen anymore, and the conturs of your new face is starting to show. You look beautiful, and not at all duckish.