Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 4, Post-op

Today is day four! So far, today has been the worst as far as pain goes. Still, it wasn't all that bad, the day just mainly consisted of horrible headaches and pain behind my eyeballs. Ugh! It was my fault though, I thought I didn't need to take as much medication today (I thought I was pretty tough), so I halved the amount of Vicodin I was normally taking every few hours. It just so happens, that wasn't a wise decision. I am back to my full dosage of pain meds now and feeling much better. I don't really feel like watching the Super Bowl; it's too noisy, that television. I'd rather sit back and blog awhile, then go lie down and do nothing in the silence of my own home. Everyday I am taking pictures of myself from the front and side views, that way I can look back at the changes that my face had gone through while in the process of healing. I still am incredibly swollen, but the bruising is beginning to fade (a little bit). My eyes still look CRAZY, lol. If I still look like this on Thursday, I don't plan on going to work no matter how pain-free I may feel. These pictures may look alright to some of you, but if I hadn't edited them, you'd be freaked out. My face feels like it's being stretched out to the max, everything is just so tight. I can't even smile, forget about laughing. Laughing just downright hurts, thanks Arthur. My face still is undergoing it's transformation, so this isn't near what I'm going to look like. I just thought I'd give you guys some updated pictures as of yet. Look, I put on some lipstick for you guys, hee hee. This is the first make-up I've worn since the surgery; I didn't want to look toooo ugly. I mean, this is the internet ya know!?!

Notice the yellow underneath my eyes, my actual eyelids are still blood red and stained with black and blue brusing. Not pretty, and you're welcome for the edited photos.My splint is still in place, it will be removed on Wednesday morning.

12 comments:

hoLLy said...

the swelling looks MUCH better today! i can actually tell its you now! and i think the nose looks great! sorry to hear you have been in more pain though:( i'm sure after today the pain will be less with each day. hang in there!

hoLLy said...

and thankyou for editing the freaky eyes:)

Abby said...

It does look much better. Just hang in there. You'll be back to normal in no time.

Grammy Staffy said...

I am sorry that you have had a painful day today. I hope that tomorrow will be better. You are in my prayers. Love You, Lura

-Melissa- said...

sorry to hear you were in pain. I'm sure everyday it will get better. Take it easy.

Chrystina said...

Hope that your pain free soon. Looks sweet!! You did a really cool job tweaking the eyes!!

devri said...

I don't know, I think I would have rather had the eyes, than a freaky black square over them.. hee hee

it looks great, I hope you feel better soon, I know I am going to sound like a mom here, but-

Maybe you should get a blessing..

just saying.. ;0)

hoLLy said...

i agree.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Wow! Thanks for editing them! I don't think I could have taken it! I hate to see people in pain!
Hope you feel better soon!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Wow! Thanks for editing them! I don't think I could have taken it! I hate to see people in pain!
Hope you feel better soon!

ACDC2005 said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! I hope you are feeling better now and healing up!!

Moon Devious said...

Yay, Tara! I think the doc did a great job. It doesn't look piggy at ALL. And it's so perty and straight, lol. I'm so happy that you got the opportunity to do something for yourself that makes you feel good. :)